Category Archives: Roots

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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New Louis Jordan Biography

A brand new biography of the great Louis Jordan is out in paperback format on March 18th. Written by Stephen Koch, ‘Louis Jordan, Son Of Arkansas, Father of R&B’ is being published by The History Press. Louis Jordan is regarded … Continue reading

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John Mayall : On Tour With A New Album Due In May

The ‘Godfather of British Blues’ John Mayall is eighty years young this year and to celebrate he has signed a new record deal with Forty Below Records who have just announced the release of a new album for May this … Continue reading

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Like Old Time 78s?

If you like old time 78rpm records from all over the world then check out ‘John’s Old Time Radio Show’. John Heneghan plays and talks about 78 rpm records from his collection and each episode features a different theme and … Continue reading

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Mississippi school kids learn about the blues

School kids in Tunica, Mississippi are learning about the history of blues music as part of their school curriculum. Teacher Chevonne Dixon is one of the first teachers to incorporate the blues into science, maths, social studies and English lessons … Continue reading

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