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Up Jumped The Devil – The Real Life Of Robert Johnson

Gayle Dean Wardlow and Bruce Conforth: Up Jumped The Devil – The Real Life of Robert Johnson (Chicago Review Press) Tony Burke, Published in the Morning Star, May 2019 Though he only made 40 recordings, US blues artist Robert Johnson’s legacy … Continue reading

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Down Home Blues: Chicago Volume 2: Sweet Home Chicago

‘Down Home Blues: Sweet Home Chicago’ is the second volume of Chicago Blues post war down home blues music from Wienerworld, recorded from the mid-1940s through the golden decade years of the 1950s up to the early 1960s Sweet Home … Continue reading

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Skiffle Tribute On BBC Four April 12th

65 years ago Lonnie Donegan started a music revolution in the UK with his recording of Lead Belly’s ‘Rock Island Line’ – it started the skiffle boom when thousands of skiffle bands spread throughout the land. On April 12th at 9:00pm … Continue reading

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UK record company will press your ashes into a working vinyl album.

For those dedicated vinyl record collectors, a UK company, called And Vinyly, is offering to press our ashes into playable vinyl records upon our demise.  The company’s slogan is “Live On From Beyond The Groove.”  During manufacture, your ashes are … Continue reading

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Paramount’s Rise & Fall – Out in April

How did a chair manufacturer in rural Wisconsin come to dominate the new “race record” field in the 1920s? The fascinating story unfolds in this landmark study of Paramount records – the label that introduced Ma Rainey, Blind Lemon Jefferson, … 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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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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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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Battle Ground Korea – Songs And Sounds Of America’s Forgotten War

Box set specialist Bear Family are to releasea four CD set ‘Battleground Korea: Songs and Sounds of America’s Forgotten War’, on March 23rd. Bear Family Records have assembled an impressive four-CD anthology that is part 1950s American soundtrack and part … Continue reading

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Bloodshot Records – Special Xmas Album!

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