Category Archives: Roots

New Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes You Tube Clip For ‘Catfish Blues’

The official video for Catfish Blues by Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes, from his upcoming Easy Eye Sound release ‘Cypress Grove’, out October 18th

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The Day The Music Burned – The 2008 Universal Fire

A New York Times investigation has revealed that decades of Universal Music Group treasures burned in 2008. By Niraj Chokshi From The New York Times. June 12th 2019 Eleven years ago this month, a fire ripped through a part of … Continue reading

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Interview With Charlie Gillett From 2008

ï»ż The late Charlie Gillett was a renowned broadcaster, journalist and author. He wrote the acclaimed and influential ‘Sound Of The City’ (“the first serious and comprehensive history of rock & roll”) and the story of Atlantic Records ‘Making Tracks’. … Continue reading

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Netflix Documentary On Robert Johnson

Netflix has made a new documentary about the life of legendary Delta blues guitarist Robert Johnson, whose guitar playing in the 1930’s was pioneering for the genre and laid the template for rock’n’roll. The film is called ‘Remastered: Devil at … Continue reading

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Unissued R&B Track Gets Release On 45rpm After 69 Years

Ace records recently found an unissued track, ‘Bartender Knock Me A Zombie’ in the the vaults of Sensation Records. Recorded almost seventy years ago by The Four Shades of Rhythm for the Detroit based label Ace made it available to … Continue reading

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New Set From Rory Gallagher Due May 31st.

In what would have been the 50th year of Rory Gallagher’s recording career, UMC have announced the release of ‘BLUES’ on 31st May. From the vaults of the Gallagher estate’s tape archive comes this collection of rare and unreleased recordings of Rory … Continue reading

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South To Louisiana – revised and updated published in March.

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Paramount’s Rise & Fall – Out in April

How did a chair manufacturer in rural Wisconsin come to dominate the new “race record” field in the 1920s? The fascinating story unfolds in this landmark study of Paramount records – the label that introduced Ma Rainey, Blind Lemon Jefferson, … Continue reading

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Blues Unlimted Exhibition In Bexhill Museum

Bexhill Museum is pleased to announce a new exhibition for 2019 – BLUES UNLIMITED. Did you know Bexhill was the birthplace of Blues Unlimited Magazine? This small exhibition explains the foundations of the magazine and the personnel involved. It charts … Continue reading

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Lament from Epirus by Christopher C King

An Odyssey Into Europe’s Oldest Surviving Folk Music In a gramophone shop in Istanbul, 78rpm record collector Christopher C. King uncovered some of the strangest—and most hypnotic—sounds he had ever heard. The 78s were immensely moving, seeming to tap into … Continue reading

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