Monthly Archives: September, 2019

50 YEARS AGO IN 1969 DAVID AXELROD RELEASED SONGS OF EXPERIENCE.

50 Years Ago in 1969 David Axelrod Released Songs Of Experience. By 1968, composer, musicians and producer David Axelrod was just about to embark upon a solo career after nine years working in the music industry. Buoyed by the experimental climate of popular music, David Axelrod wrote and recorded what was akin to a suite-like …

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50 YEARS AGO IN 1969 THE INCREDIBLE STRNG BAND RELEASED CHANGING HORSES

50 Years Ago In 1969 The Incredible String Band Released Changing Horses Fifty years ago in 1969, the Incredible String Band hit the road, and embarked upon what was a gruelling touring schedule. During this period, the recently expanded lineup of the Incredible String Band continued to live communally in a farmhouse in Newport, Pembrokeshire. It was also during …

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45 YEARS AGO IN 1974 ERIC CLAPTON RELEASED 461 OCEAN BOULEVARD.

45 Years Ago In 1974 Eric Clapton Released 461 Ocean Boulevard. By 1974, Eric Clapton had established a reputation as a survivor. He had managed to overcome heroin and alcohol addiction. His life had spiralled out of control after releasing his debut solo album, Eric Clapton in August 1970. It reached number seventeen in Britain …

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40 YEARS AGO IN 1979 THE DAMNED RELEASE MACHINE GUN ETIQUETTE.

40 Years Ago In 1979 The Damned Release Machine Gun Etiquette. Not many bands get to celebrate their fortieth anniversary. Especially punk bands. They were mostly short-lived affairs, who released one or two singles, before calling it a day. However, one band are still going strong after forty-three years, The Damned. One of their finest releases was  third …

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IN 1984 THE BLUE NILE RELEASED A WALK ACROSS THE ROOFTOPS.

In 1984 The Blue Nile Released A Walk Across The Rooftops. Some albums are like old friends, and that is the case with The Blue Nile’s debut album A Walk Across The Rooftops. It’s an album I’ve treasured and loved for over three decades, and has I been a faithful companion in an ever-changing musical world. A Walk Across The Rooftops …

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35 YEARS AGO IN 1984 LLOYD COLE AND THE COMMOTIONS RELEASED RATTLESNAKES.

35 Years Ago In 1984 Lloyd Cole and The Commotions Released Rattlesnake.s During the eighties, Lloyd Cole and The Commotions were, without doubt,  one of the finest purveyors of perfect pop, releasing a triumvirate of critically acclaimed albums during a six year period, and becoming one of the most successful Scottish bands of the past forty years.  The Lloyd Cole and …

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SIDIKU BUARI-FEELINGS AND SIDIKU BUARI AND HIS JAM BUSTERS.

Sidiku Buari-Feelings and Sidiku Buari and His Jam Busters. Label: BBE Africa. There aren’t many people who forge a career in sport and music, but Ghanian born Sidiku Buari managed to do just this. He was a silver medallist in the 400 metres at the 1963 All-Africa Games held in Dakar, Senegal. Two years later, …

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EBO TAYLOR-PALAVER.

Ebo Taylor-Palaver. Label: BBE Africa. In the history of Ghanian music one man looms large, Ebo Taylor. He’s a colossus of Ghanian music who is best described as an innovator who went on to influence future generations of Ghanian musicians. Nearly forty years later, Ebo Taylor’s influence is still being felt not just in Ghanian …

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MAKOTA TERASHITA MEETS HAROLD LAND-TOPOLOGY.

Makoto Terashita Meets Harold Land–Topology. Label: BBE Music. Hot on the heels of BBE Music’s critically acclaimed compilation J Jazz-Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969-1983 Volume 2, comes a reissue of Topology, a collaboration from 1983 between the young, up-and-coming,  Japanese pianist Makoto Terashita, and fifty-five year old American  hard bop and post bop tenor …

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45 YEARS AGO IN 1974 BAD COMPANY RELEASED BAD COMPANY.

45 Years Ago In 1974 Bad Company Released Bad Company. When Free split-up in for the second and final time in 1973, vocalist Paul Rodger and drummer Simon Kirke joined the latest rock supergroup Bad Company. Completing Bad Company’s lineup, were Mott the Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs and bassist Boz Burrell. They would become part …

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KJETIL MULELID TRIO-WHAT YOU THOUGHT WAS HOME.

Kjetil Mulelid Trio-What You Thought Was Home.  Label: Rune Grammofon.  Prodigious describes twenty-eight year old Norwegian composer, bandleader and pianist Kjetil Mulelid, who graduated from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s jazz program in Trondheim in 2014. By then, he had already made his recording debut on Lauv’s album De Som Er Eldre Enn Voksne. …

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LOTHAR OHLMEIER, ISAMBARD KHROUSTALIOV, RUDI FISCHERLEHNER-HYPERTIDE OVER KIRIBATI.

Lothar Ohlmeier, Isambard Khroustaliov, Rudi Fischerlehner-Hypertide Over Kiribati. Label: Not Applicable Recordings. Each week, a vast amount of new albums are released into the global musical marketplace by artists and bands from every corner of the world. This should mean that there’s a constant stream on ambitious and innovative music being released. Sadly, that isn’t …

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35 YEARS AGO IN 1984 SIMPLE MINDS RELEASED SPARKLE IN THE RAIN.

35 Years Ago  in 1984 Simple Minds Realised Sparkle In The Rain . Success didn’t come easy for Glasgow’s very own Simple Minds. It took five years and five albums before they found commercial success and critical acclaim across Europe with New Gold Dream (81–82–83–84). This was the start of the rise and rise of Simple Minds, and …

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IN 1979 LED ZEPPELIN RELEASED IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR.

In 1979 Led Zeppelin Released In Through the Out Door. On 15th August 1979, Led Zeppelin released their eighth studio album In Through the Out Door, a and by then, they were one of the biggest selling bands in the world. Their first seven studio albums and their 1976 live album The Song Remains The …

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IN 1979 VAN HALEN RELEASED VAN HALEN II

In 1979 Van Halen Released Van Halen II. The Van Halen story began in the early seventies, when brothers, Eddie and Alex Van Halen had formed a band. Like many bands, they found it difficult to settle on a name and initially, they were called The Broken Combs, then changed the name to The Trojan Rubber Co. …

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JETHRO TULL RELASE STAND UP IN 1969.

Jethro Tull Release Stand Up In 1969. When Jethro Tull were formed in December 1967, little did they realise that this was the beginning of an adventure that would last five decades. During this period, Jethro Tull went on to release thirty-eight studio albums. The Jethro Tull story is a remarkable one  with many twists and turns. and began …

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MIRIAM MAKEBA-PATA PATA. 

Miriam Makeba-Pata Pata. Label: Strut Records.  Zenzile Miriam Makeba was born on the ‘4th’ of March 1932, in the Prospect Township, of Johannesburg, the capital of South Africa. The future singer, songwriter, civil rights activist and actress Miriam Makeba, was born to to Swazi and Xhosa parents. Sadly, Miriam Makeba’s father died when she was …

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FIFTY YEARS AGO CREAM RELEASED GOODBYE CREAM

Fifty Year Ago Cream Released Goodbye Cream. It was in July 1966, when Britain’s first supergroup, Cream was born. Eric Clapton who was regarded as the greatest British blues guitarist of his generation, was looking beyond life with John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers. That was the group Eric Clapton had joined after his departure from The Yarbirds. By …

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FIFTY YEARS AGO DEEP PURPLE RELEASE DEEP PURPLE

Fifty Years Ago Deep Purple Release Deep Purple. Little did record buyers realise it,that the seventies was the  golden era for rock music. That was when rock music came of age. So did true titans of rocks, like Led Zed Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple. As the seventies dawned, they become three of biggest bands in the world. …

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FIFTY YEARS AGO IN 1969 FREE RELEASE TONS OF SOBS

Fifty Years Ago In 1969 Free Release Tons Of Sobs. It’s not often that someone get the opportunity to witness history being made. Those that happened to be in the Nag’s Head pub, in Battersea, London on 19 April 1968 saw history being made. They watched as four young men took to the stage for the …

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