Category Archives: Roots

The Birth Of Country Rock – The Series Begins!

Bear Family Records have released the first two volumes in what promises to be a seven CD series of reissues of the music known and loved as ‘country rock’ – the music that turned a¬†generation of late 1960s hippies into … Continue reading

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Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters, Brooklyn Academy Of Music

Brooklyn on September 28th.¬†Watch the full show. Robert Plant and his Sensational Space Shifters played a stunning set of music consisting of¬†American blues, British rock and North African rhythms on September 28th. Plant’s¬†band is proving to be a real crowd … Continue reading

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Sonic Highways – New Film By Dave Grohl

Foo Fighters fans will soon be able to embark on an episodic journey with Dave Grohl,¬†Chris Shiflett,¬†Pat Smear,¬†Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins and producer, Butch Vig, for the HBO premiere of ‚ÄėFoo Fighters: Sonic Highways‚Äė. The eight-episode docu-series takes¬†viewers on the … Continue reading

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This Ain’t No Mouse Music!

‘This Ain’t No Mouse Music!” is a feature length documentary made by Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling on Arhoolie Records boss – the legendary Chris¬†Strachwitz. Strachwitz has been described “as¬†a detective of sounds, an archaeologist of the deep American music, … Continue reading

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Jackson, Mississippi: Save Trumpet Records

This is the site of Dixie Antiques, the original home of Trumpet Records, in Jackson, Mississippi, taken in 1974 by Hasse Andreasson.

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New Box Set Of Rare Memphis Gospel Singles On The Way

A new four CD box set from an obscure¬†Memphis record label is due out in September. ‘The Soul of Designer Records’ is a four-CD set which will be released by Big Legal Mess Records on September 30th Between 1967 and … Continue reading

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Bluesmen’s Schooldays – Can you spot anyone else?

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Babe’s And Ricky’s Inn – A Real Blues Club!

This 90 minute documentary film ‘Babe‚Äôs and Ricky‚Äôs Inn’ directed by ¬†Ramin Niami¬†chronicles the last days of a juke joint and blues club situated in South Central Los Angeles. For 53 years, Laura Mae Gross (aka Mama Laura), who hailed … Continue reading

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Cedell Davis In London

Filmed at London’s The Blues Kitchen, February 18th. Cedell was born in 1927, he is is one of the last living Delta Blues musicians. Here he performs live tracks and talks about his life, from finding his first harmonica in … Continue reading

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Record Store Day Exclusives List

The 2014 Record Store Day (RSD) exclusives list is now available. There are 608 records that will only be available on this year‚Äôs Record Store Day, which will take place on April 19th. Its a long, long list, too many … Continue reading

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