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Babe’s And Ricky’s Inn – A Real Blues Club!

This 90 minute documentary film ‘Babe’s and Ricky’s Inn’ directed by  Ramin Niami chronicles the last days of a juke joint and blues club situated in South Central Los Angeles. For 53 years, Laura Mae Gross (aka Mama Laura), who hailed … Continue reading

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Record Store Day Exclusives List

The 2014 Record Store Day (RSD) exclusives list is now available. There are 608 records that will only be available on this year’s Record Store Day, which will take place on April 19th. Its a long, long list, too many … Continue reading

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Record Store Day 2014

Record Store Day came into being in 2007 when over 700 independent records stores and outlets in the USA came together to celebrate their unique culture. The UK followed suit and 2014 will see the seventh celebration of the UK’s unique … Continue reading

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DUST & GROOVES – Adventures In Record Collecting

‘Dust & Grooves – Adventures In Record Collecting’ is a forthcoming 416-page coffee-table book illuminates over 130 vinyl collectors and their collections in the most intimate of environments—their record rooms by Eilon Paz.  It will consist of “compelling photographic essays” which are … Continue reading

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Once Again!! By Public Demand! Santa and His Reindeers sing an R&B version of ‘White Christmas’!

Fantastic cartoon of Santa and his Reindeers’ performing ‘White Christmas’ (or rather to the great 1954 version by The Drifters, with the legendary Clyde McPhatter taking the high notes!). You can’t fail to be impressed! Wonderful stuff!

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The Capitol Tower – a film from 1958

A interesting cheesy promotional film narrated by country music star Tennessee Ernie Ford by Capitol Records from 1958. The shows several “stars” from the time including: Barbara Gayle, Leonard Pennario, Mora Lympany, Micky Katz, and John Browning. It also briefly … Continue reading

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Robert Plant produces documentary on Malian music

When the singer Robert Plant visited Mali to perform at the Festival In Ihe Desert, in 2003, he brought a video camera and documented Malian life, both in towns and in the desert, as well as the festival itself. Plant was the … Continue reading

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Bear Family Reissue Johnson City Country Sessions

The 1927 Bristol Sessions, dubbed the ‘Big Bang” of Country music and where the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, and other vintage country music stars recorded their earliest discs for Victor Records is well-known – another important series of session took … Continue reading

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Country Music Posters On Display In London

Chelsea Space is to present the first UK exhibition dedicated to American letterpress printed music industry posters from Nashville in November and December. The posters printed using the letterpress process provide a rare opportunity to view archive material and some … Continue reading

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Dylan Box Set Of 42 Albums Out November 4th

‘The Complete Bob Dylan Album Collection, Volume One’ will be a deluxe box set featuring all of Dylan’s original studio and live albums 42 albums in all. Fourteen albums of these have been newly remastered  and each is housed in … Continue reading

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