Category Archives: Rare Records

George Duke – Ex Mother and Jazz Rock Keyboard Player Dies

Sad to report that George Duke, the Grammy winning jazz rock and fusion keyboard player has died. He was aged 67. George¬†died August 6th in Los Angeles. He was being treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Duke‚Äôs son, Rashid, thanked his … Continue reading

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AKA Doc Pomus

Jerome ‘Doc’ Pomus was one of the world’s greatest songwriters. He wrote million sellers for Ray Charles, The Drifters, Joe Turner, Elvis, The Coasters, Dion and The Belmonts, Andy Williams and countless others. He was also a blues shouter who … Continue reading

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Help Needed With New Syl Johnson Documentary Film

Syl Johnson was born Sylvester Thompson in rural Holly Springs, Mississippi. Young Syl spent his days picking cotton alongside his brothers and sisters, and his nights on the front porch learning the blues from his father and his uncles. His … Continue reading

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Wanna Hear Some Authentic Mountain Music?

Then tune in to The Floyd Radio Show which appears on the stage of the Floyd Country Store, a traditional and historic live music venue – the brainchild of proprietors Woody and Jackie Crenshaw, who dreamed of beaming a taste … Continue reading

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Record Store Day, UK – 2013 – Great 15 Minute Film

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Bear Family Presents…..The Sun Records Story

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Mexican-American Music Gets New Life With Colorado Digital Collection

By Kiki Turner, first posted on denverpost.com Thousands of recordings tossed by Colorado’s first Spanish language radio station as tastes and technologies changed will be catalogued, digitized and added to the nation’s largest archive of Mexican-American music. For three days … Continue reading

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R&B Pioneer Little Willie Littlefield RIP

One of the pioneers of 1950s rhythm & blues music, pianist, singer and songwriter, Little Willie Littlefield died on June 23rd in Holland, after a long battle with cancer. His family made the announcement of his death on June 28th … Continue reading

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Samba Touré РAlbala

One of the surprises of the week so far is a promo that dropped through the door, of Mali guitarist Samba Tour√©’s new set ‘Albala’ issued on Glitterbeat. In 2012 we saw the attack on musician’s in northern Mali and … Continue reading

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Billy Vera Interviewed On ‘Crabbeman’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival’

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