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Viola Smith – the fastest girl drummer in the world

Viola Smith, a swing-era musician who was promoted in the 1930s as the ‘fastest girl drummer in the world’ and who championed greater inclusion of women in the almost completely male preserve of big bands, died on October 21st O … Continue reading

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The Band – Once Were Brothers DVD Now Available

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Orchestra Baobab Release Vinyl Version Of Classic Album

This year, Senegal’s Orchestra Baobab celebrate their 50th Anniversary. Its major milestone for any band but their story is even more fascinating. To celebrate the band has announced the issue of their landmark 2002 classic reunion album ‘Specialist In All Styles‘ … Continue reading

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Best Of Rory Gallagher Set On The Way

Following the commercial and critically acclaimed success of the recent albums “Blues” (2019) and “Check Shirt Wizard – Live in ’77” (2020), UMC is releasing “The Best Of Rory Gallagher” in October this year. The compilation includes Rory’s recordings compiled from … Continue reading

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Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram – Fender Sessions

Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram performs four tracks in his hometown of Clarksdale, Mississippi and talks songwriting, growing up in the “Blues Holy Land” and navigating racial inequality through music.

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Live music has returned to England, but social distancing restrictions mean many intimate jazz venues still can’t open their doors

Live music has returned to England after lockdown, but social distancing restrictions mean many intimate jazz venues still can’t open their doors. From Saturday, audiences can once again attend indoor performances, but only if they follow government guidelines, which say … Continue reading

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Johnny Otis on TV 1959

The Johnny Otis Show on KTLA-TV 5 – Los Angeles, California – 1959. Some good stuff here among one or two clinkers!

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Great 34 Minute Documentary On Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland

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Hal Singer is aged 100, a renowned R&B/jazz artist, a survivor of Tulsa’s 1921 race massacre where Trump is holding a rally.

From the Washington Post By DeNeen L. Brown President Trump plans to hold a political rally in Tulsa on Saturday, which he delayed by a day after scheduling it on Juneteenth, the holiday that marks the end of slavery. The timing astonished … Continue reading

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Multi-Disc Box Set Of Frank Zappa’s ‘The Mothers 1970’ Set For Release

Frank Zappa’s The Mothers 1970 is set to be reissued digitally and as a 4CD box set on 26 June via Zappa Records/UMe. Overseen by the Zappa Trust and produced by Ahmet Zappa and Zappa Vaultmeister, Joe Travers, The Mothers 1970 collects … Continue reading

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