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Blues Record Collector John Tefteller, Who Paid $37,100 For 78rpm

 By Roger Park John Tefteller is a well-known rare blues record collector. In 2013, Tefteller purchased “Alcohol and Jake Blues” by Tommy Johnson (1930), a very rare blues 78 rpm record, on eBay for $37,100. Tommy Johnson made … Continue reading

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The Ballad Of Jethro Tull

 In addition to a massive 50th anniversary tour Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull has announced the first official book.‘The Ballad of Jethro Tull’— a lavishly illustrated history of the band  is now available. There are two editions of book one of … Continue reading

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Howlin’ Wolf Live At Big Duke’s Flamingo, Chicago 1971

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Zappa’s Iconic ‘Hot Rats’ Album To Be Reissued As Six CD Box In December

 December 20thwill see the release of a 6 CD box set of Frank Zappa’s ‘Hot Rats’ to mark the  50th anniversary of the release of perhaps Zappa’s best known album. The Hot Rats Sessions, compiles every composition recorded during … Continue reading

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60th Anniversary Reissue of John Lee Hooker’s 1959 Riverside Records Debut

Craft Recordings are to reissue (on vinyl) John Lee Hooker’s 1959 debut album ‘The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker’ for Riverside Records with all-analog mastering from the original stereo tapes will be available August 2nd on 180-gram vinyl. The … Continue reading

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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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