Category Archives: Roots

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

The third edition of Bob McGrath and Les Fancourt’s mighty ‘The Blues Discography 1943-1970’, published by Eyeball Productions, is now available from their website. The history of ‘The Blues Discography’ 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 – 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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Doug Kershaw – “The Raging Cajun” : 100 Club, Oxford Street, London – June 16th 2019

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Accordion Revolution – Due 2019

A New Book by Bruce Triggs – Due in the Spring of 2019! Uncover the hidden history of the Accordion in North America: from the Industrial Revolution to the Rock and Roll upheaval of the 1960’s. The book features the ‘squeeze’box in Rock … Continue reading

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Around The World In 80 Record Stores – Book Review

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Rudeboy : The Story Of Trojan Records

By Garth Cartwright Running from November 1st -18th London’s Doc ‘N Roll film festival offers up 28 music documentaries that range from a study of ‘lost’ Ethiopian jazz of the 1960s through to a scholarly overview of Tunbridge Wells’ panto’ … Continue reading

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‘The Blues Come To Texas’ To Be Published

Paul Oliver and Mack McCormick’s unfinished 500 page book to be published on January 29th, 2019 From October 1959 until sometime in 1974, Paul Oliver and Mack McCormick collaborated on what was to be a definitive history and analysis of … Continue reading

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