Category Archives: Roots

Coming Soon: Billy Vera Biography

Out in April this year will be the biography of singer, songwriter, record producer, music critic and historian Billy Vera, called ‘Harlem To Hollywood’ A showbiz lifer, Billy Vera was born into a white, suburban family, but Billy fell for … Continue reading

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Billy Bragg Calls On Younger Generations To Do “Woody’s Work”

Billy Bragg’s speech to the American Folk Alliance, February 18th; Written By Lynne Margolis February 20, 2017 Few artists epitomize the folk-music tradition like Great Britain’s Billy Bragg. A passionate, well-informed, unflinching crusader for human rights, he has turned into … Continue reading

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Bill Monroe: 1950 – 1951 Complete Decca Recordings

Rhythm Bomb Records is set to release a new, five CD set of Bill Monroe recordings featuring everything he cut for Decca in 1950 and 1951 including sessions with Jimmy Martin and Carter Stanley as lead vocalist, with all the … Continue reading

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Off The Record Presents: Joe Bussard

Published on 13th January 2017 ‘‘Off The Record Presents’ made this freat short film of the record collector’s version of the pilgrimage to Mecca – to Joe Bussard’s wonderful basement! Joe is the owner of one of the finest collections … Continue reading

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Best Box Sets of 2016

Some fantasic releases this year that would make the list much too long – including the  Otis Redding at the Whiskey A Go-Go in 1966 and a number of multi CD bootleg box sets by bands such as The Doors, … Continue reading

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Coming soon: Down Home Blues Detroit Box Set

Due for release in July this year ‘Down Home Blues Detroit’ (Wienerworld WNRCD5095) is arguably the definitive collection of blues music from Detroit-based musicians from the late 1940s to the early 1960s. Detroit although a smaller city, was akin to … Continue reading

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Trailer: How They Got Over – Gospel Quartets

HOW THEY GOT OVER A new feature length documentary about the African-American quartets who traveled the back roads of the Deep South in the 1930s and 40s creating a hard gospel sound and vigorous performing style that foreshadowed doo-wop, rhythm … Continue reading

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Eastside Kings Festival, Austin, Texas : September 11th & 12th: Plus Great Free Fundraiser.

The line up for this years Eastside Kings Festival produced by Eddie Stout will take place on September 11th & 12th in Austin, Texas. The festival has some fantastic blues and R&B artists including Bobby ‘How Do You Spell Love’ … Continue reading

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Arhoolie Records Go’s To Smithsonian

Since 1960  Arhoolie Records boss Chris Strachwitz has been one of the music world’s best known collectors and record producers of US music styles including blues, country, cajun music, Tex-Mex and and other music styles. Since 1960, Arhoolie has released … Continue reading

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I Am The Blues – Trailer

I AM THE BLUES Trailer from EyeSteelFilm Distribution on Vimeo.

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