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Jimmy McCracklin RIP

The above video is of Jimmy McCracklin with Ry Cooder and Wayne Bennett  performing Erskine Hawkins’ ‘After Hours’ at the Village Music Anniversary Party, August 5th 1991. Jimmy had already performed this number in his set, but did it again … Continue reading

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Cleve Duncan of The Penguins – obituary from The Guardian

An excellent obituary of the great Cleve Duncan, lead vocalist of The Penguins. The dogged piano triplets, rudimentary four-chord harmonic structure, goofy woh-woh backing vocals and the muffled quality of a garage recording were typical of early doo-wop music when The Penguins’ … Continue reading

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Led Zeppelin ‘Celebration Day’ US TV Advert

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New Zappa Series ‘Road Tapes’ Ready To Roll

With Zappa Records’ and Universal Music’s campaign to reissue all of FZ’s official album and CDs ending in December, The Zappa Family Trust who control FZ’s massive back catalogue and tape archives are to begin a reissue series of live … Continue reading

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Dweezil Zappa test driving FZ tribute guitar

Frank Zappa fans and guitar freaks will soon be able to get their hands on a long awaited tribute guitar. Dweezil Zappa has been working closely with Gibson to produce a prototype model, which replicates one of his dad’s (Frank’s) … Continue reading

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Live Dylan gigs and radio broadcasts from 1960 – 1961

Retailing at around ÂŁ7, a new four CD set of  live Bob Dylan performances and radio broadcasts recorded in 1960 and 1961 is due out this month. Included are the 1961 gigs at Minneapolis, Bonnie Beecher’s Apartment and New York’s … Continue reading

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Collection of rare Thai 78s find their way back to Bangkok

A collection of 18 rare Thai 78 rpm records is back in Bangkok, after spending more than 60 years in storage in Sydney, Australia. The records feature, among others, the musical talents of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, on saxophone.  The … Continue reading

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Led Zep’s ‘Celebration Day’ on DVD plus pre-release Cinema Screenings

Led Zeppelin will release ‘Celebration Da’y, a DVD and Blu-ray of their 2007 London O2 Arena reunion show, on November 19th. The release will be preceded by cinema screenings of the film from October 17th. The entirety of the band’s … Continue reading

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Inventor of vinyl anniversary

September 10th marked the 114th birthday of Waldo Semon, the man who helped introduce more people to music in the last century than any other person despite never picking up an instrument. Semon is the inventor of the chemical compound … Continue reading

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Foo Fighters play their ‘last show for a long time’ at Reading

Foo Fighters played their “last show for a long time” at the final night of Reading Festival yesterday. They played a two-and-a-half hour set which was reportedly different from their 21 song show at the Leeds e Leeds Festival on August … Continue reading

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