Category Archives: Roots

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 ‚Äúrace record‚ÄĚ field in the 1920s? The fascinating story unfolds in this landmark study of Paramount records ‚Äď 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‚ÄĒand most hypnotic‚ÄĒsounds he had ever heard. The 78s were immensely moving, seeming to tap into … Continue reading

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UPDATED:: 3rd Edition Of ‘The Blues Discography’

The third edition of Bob McGrath and Les Fancourt‚Äôs mighty ‚ÄėThe Blues Discography 1943-1970‚Äô, published by Eyeball Productions, is now available from their website. The history of ‚ÄėThe Blues Discography‚Äô can be traced back to the mid 1960s when Mike … Continue reading

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2018 Music: Gone But Not Forgotten

During 2018 we lost (among many others ‚Äď too many to mention at present) the following artists and music industry people. ¬†Barbara Alston: Member of – and one time lead vocalist of the great 1960s Phil Spector produced vocal group … Continue reading

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Trojan Records 50th Anniversay Book

This article first appeared in the Morning Star on December 15th Growing up in the early 1960s in Manchester, with grandparents living in Moss Side, the infectious music of bluebeat and ska records newly imported from Jamaica booming out giant … Continue reading

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London Blues Festival: January 14th – January 19th

January 14th to 19th will see US blues artists return to London for the London Blues Festival to be held at the 100 Club on Oxford Street. Kim Wilson and the Fabulous Thunderbirds will play two nights on January 15th … Continue reading

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