Category Archives: Roots

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’s and Ricky’s 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’s Record Store Day, which will take place on April 19th. Its a long, long list, too many … Continue reading

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Record Store Day 2014

Record Store Day came into being in 2007 when over 700 independent records stores and outlets in the USA came together to celebrate their unique culture. The UK followed suit and 2014 will see the seventh celebration of the UK’s unique … Continue reading

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DUST & GROOVES – Adventures In Record Collecting

‘Dust & Grooves – Adventures In Record Collecting’ is a forthcoming 416-page coffee-table book illuminates over 130 vinyl collectors and their collections in the most intimate of environments—their record rooms by Eilon Paz.  It will consist of “compelling photographic essays” which are … Continue reading

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Rough Guide To African Blues

A new 2 CD set will be released in late April by World Music Network on ‘African Blues’ which looks  excellent. Africa is considered to be the home of the blues. The connection is particularly evident in the music of … Continue reading

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