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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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This year, SenegalâsÂ 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 âSpecialist In All Stylesâ … Continue reading
Following the commercial and critically acclaimed success of the recent albums âBluesâ (2019) and âCheck Shirt Wizard – Live in ’77â (2020), UMC is releasing âThe Best Of Rory Gallagherâ inÂ October this year. The compilation includes Roryâs recordings compiled from … Continue reading
Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram performs four tracks in his hometown of Clarksdale, Mississippi and talks songwriting, growing up in the âBlues Holy Landâ and navigating racial inequality through music.
Live music has returned to England, but social distancing restrictions mean many intimate jazz venues still canât open their doors
Live music has returned to England after lockdown, but social distancing restrictions mean many intimate jazz venues still canât open their doors. From Saturday, audiences can once again attend indoor performances, but only if they follow government guidelines, which say … Continue reading
The Johnny Otis Show on KTLA-TV 5 – Los Angeles, California – 1959. Some good stuff here among one or two clinkers!
Hal Singer is aged 100, a renowned R&B/jazz artist, a survivor of Tulsaâs 1921 race massacre where Trump is holding a rally.
From the Washington Post By DeNeen L. Brown President TrumpÂ 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.Â The timing astonished … Continue reading
Frank ZappaâsÂ The Mothers 1970Â 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