Category Archives: Vinyl

Coming Soon: Billy Vera Biography

Out in April this year will be the biography of singer, songwriter, record producer, music critic and historian Billy Vera, called ‘Harlem To Hollywood’ A showbiz lifer, Billy Vera was born into a white, suburban family, but Billy fell for … Continue reading

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Best Box Sets of 2016

Some fantasic releases this year that would make the list much too long – including the  Otis Redding at the Whiskey A Go-Go in 1966 and a number of multi CD bootleg box sets by bands such as The Doors, … Continue reading

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Led Zeppelin – Complete BBC Sessions Out In September

Almost two decades on from the release of Led Zeppelin’s acclaimed ‘BBC Sessions’ album, a new expanded and remastered version has been announced. An update on the original album – which collated live BBC recordings from 1969 to 1971 – … Continue reading

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Arhoolie Records Go’s To Smithsonian

Since 1960  Arhoolie Records boss Chris Strachwitz has been one of the music world’s best known collectors and record producers of US music styles including blues, country, cajun music, Tex-Mex and and other music styles. Since 1960, Arhoolie has released … Continue reading

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Help Fund New Frank Zappa Documentary

Earlier this month, British actor and filmmaker Alex Winter took to crowdfunding platform Kickstarter with a mission to raise $500,000 for the new documentary, ‘Who The Fuck Is Frank Zappa”. Winters stated: “Frank Zappa is one of the strangest, most amazing and … Continue reading

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Trailer: All Things Must Pass – Tower Records

Established in 1960, Tower Records was once a retail powerhouse with two hundred stores, in thirty countries, on five continents. From humble beginnings in a small-town drugstore, Tower Records eventually became the heart and soul of the music world, and … Continue reading

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Joe Houston: Passing Of Tenor Sax Wild Man

By Steve Propes To properly cruise Hody’s Drive-In at PCH and Anaheim St. 1950s style, an in-dash 45 rpm record player to dazzle other cruisers, pedestrians and car hops with one’s unique taste in rock ‘n’ roll. L.A. honking tenor … Continue reading

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The Record Collector with Matt Ingebretson

Comedian Matt Ingebretson does a painfully accurate impression of a pretentious record collector in this hilarious comedy short.

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Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour – Excellent Short Film

Fans of Bob Dylan’s classic radio series Theme Time Radio Hour will love this film inspired by the incredible poster artwork Jaime Hernandez created for Bob Dylan’s radio show. You cam view the poster here – http://goodcomics.comicbookresources….  If you haven’t … Continue reading

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Crate Divers Alert!

Earlier this year, the mezzanine floor of San Diego’s Hillcrest Thrift Trade collapsed under its own weight of vinyl records spilling thousands of records out through the shop window and down onto the street. Now the rest of the store … Continue reading

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