Georgie Fame – The Whole World’s Shaking (5CD+Book Box Set)

‘The Whole World’s Shaking’ The Complete Recordings 1963-66’ is a five-disc CD Box Set with expanded editions of the albums ‘Rhythm And Blues At The Flamingo’, ‘Fame At Last’, ‘Sweet Things’ and ‘Sound Venture’ – each featuring a multitude of extra tracks. The fifth disc entitled ‘Bend A Little’ Demos, Rarities, B-Sides And Outtakes’ is […]

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Nina Simone: What Happened Miss Simone? (DVD+CD

Oscar® nominated documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” is the story of Nina Simone’s life and career. Through archive interview and extensive performance footage, alongside new interviews with family, friends and colleagues, it paints a fascinating portrait of this complex and challenging artist. Nina Simone was many things: pianist, singer, songwriter, performer, civil rights campaigner, wife […]

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ELMORE JAMES: The Broomdusters Box’ (3LP box set + 2 bonus CDs of the vinyl albums)

King of the electric slide guitar and one of the most influential blues guitarists/vocalists of all time, Elmore had his first hit in 1951, with “Dust My Broom”, the opening riff of which is perhaps the single most recognizable in the history of blues.  Featuring some early sides with Ike Turner on piano, and “classic” […]

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THE ZOMBIES: Zombie Heaven (4CD Box)

They tell us ….. Led by the accomplished Rod Argent on piano and organ. The Zombies comprised Paul Atkinson on guitar, Chris White on bass, Hugh Grundy on drums and vocalist Colin Blunstone, the latter widely acknowledged as one of the finest singers Britain has ever produced. White and Argent wrote the group’s striking, inventive […]

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TajMo (CD) by Taj Mahal / Keb’ Mo’

We are told: TajMo marks a timely convergence of the talents of two unique American artists who’ve already built iconoclastic individual legacies that have extended and expanded blues traditions into adventurous new territory. The collaboration brings out the best in both artists, with the pair merging their distinctive voices, personalities and guitar styles to create […]

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Live at Ronnie Scott’s (CD) by John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension

We are told ….. ‘Live at Ronnie Scott’s’ offers the listener a wonderful souvenir of a sold-out, two-night stand at the beloved venue by boundary-shattering guitarist John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension, recorded in March of 2017. In the 4th Dimension – Ranjit Barot (drums, konokol), Gary Husband (keyboards, drums), and Etienne M’Bappé (bass) – […]

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JONI MITCHELL: MIssissippi River Festival ’69 (CD)

We are informed ….. National Educational Television broadcast as “The Sounds of Summer”. July 7th 1969 , Mississippi River Festival, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois. Joni Mitchell, Arlo Guthrie – Folk Artists Paired at Festival It is from widely separated backgrounds that Joni Mitchell and Arlo Guthrie, Monday night’s entertainers at the Mississippi River Festival, […]

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JUSTIN CURRIE / DEL AMITRI: ‘We were never cool, even back in the indie days’

Si Hawkins: Just a few minutes into a perfectly good-natured chat with Justin Currie, I suddenly feel the need to make an embarrassing, tone-altering admission. Currie was, and soon will be again, the lead singer of Del Amitri, a band seemingly destined never to be hip, and an easy target for those of us who […]

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Mozart And ‘The Peanut Vendor’ In Havana

NPR Music write ….. I feel like I’ve known Cuba for most of my life. When I was nine years old, my piano teacher Solomon Mikowsky, a Cuban Jew of Polish descent, told me stories of growing up in Havana. When I finally visited there myself in 2013, I fell in love with this city […]

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Blues MD (Miles Davis cover) – Robben Ford, Omar Hakim, Joey DeFrancesco & Rick Margitza live 2012

Click HERE to view Epilogue Hi. I’m Tony Andrews and I am Contributing Editor / Jazz here. I hope you found the above interesting. If you want anything jazz-related published here (free of charge) then please email me at tonya.balgores@talktalk.net and/or you can leave a message on +44(0) 7734 816 345 and I’ll see if […]

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THE KINKS: Dave Davies on his emotional return to the UK stage and ‘toxic’ relationship with brother Ray

Dave Davies is standing among the seated breakfasters one bright morning in the Clissold Arms, a heavily remodelled gastro-pub in north London, across the road from the terraced house where he grew up. He is trying to discern a more shadowy spot, visible only in his memory, where in 1961, aged 14, he and his […]

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George Thorogood Interview

By Reverend Keith A. Gordon Blues Expert:  The 34 years since the release of their self-titled 1977 debut album, George Thorogood and the Destroyers have forged a career of exceptional durability. Delivering guitar-driven roadhouse rock and houserockin’ blues, the blueprint established by that debut has been followed by the band ever since, and songs from […]

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