Monthly Archives: September, 2019

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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FIFTY YEARS AGO TEN YEARS AFTER RELEASED STONEDHENGE.

Fifty Years Ago Ten Years After Released Stonedhenge, When Ten Years After released their eponymous debut album in October 1967, it failed to make an impression on either side of the Atlantic. It was a disappointing start to Ten Years After’s recording career. Especially considering how well things had been going for Ten Years After.  Ever …

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FIFTY YEARS AGO THE STOOGES RELEASE THE STOOGES

Fifty Years Ago The Stooges Release The Stooges. James Newell Osterberg a.k.a. Iggy Pop had been the drummer in a number of bands based in Ann Arbor during his teenage years. This included The Iguanas and later, The Prime Movers. However, it was a chance meeting with blues drummer Sam Lay in Chicago that inspired …

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FIFTY YEARS AGO THE VELVET UNDERGROUND RELEASED THE VELVET UNDERGROUND.

Fifty Years Ago The Velvet Underground Released The Velvet Underground. Following disagreements about The Velvet Underground’s future musical direction, John Cale left the group. This was almost inevitable because  for some time, John Cale and Lou Reed views about The Velvet Underground’s future differed. John Cale wanted The Velvet Underground to continue to innovate and create …

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FIFTY YEARS AGO: LED ZEPPELIN RELEASE LED ZEPPELIN II.

Fifty Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Release Led Zeppelin II. On 12th January 1969, the lives of the four members of Led Zeppelin were transformed when their debut album Led Zeppelin reached number ten in the US Billboard 200 and number six in the UK. Led Zeppelin was certified platinum in the US eight times over. In the UK …

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THE MONKEES-HEAD

The Monkees-Head. Label: Rhino. On September the ‘8th’ 1965, the Daily Variety contained an advert that said: “Folk & Roll Musicians-Singers for acting roles in new TV series.” This was a new sitcom that had been written by Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider about a struggling rock band from Los Angeles. The new sitcom would …

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LA TORRE IBIZA: VOLUMEN TRES.

La Torre Ibiza: Volumen Tres. Label: Hostal La Torre. The nineties and early noughties were the golden age for what was referred to as Balearic, chill out or downtempo  music.  Many of these lovingly curated  compilations were released on smaller independent labels and featured a mixture of the new and old, from familiar faces and new names. Some of these …

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CATFISH HODGE-THE EASTBOUND AND WESTBOUND YEARS.

Catfish Hodge-The Eastbound and Westbound Years. Great things were expected of Bob “Catfish” Hodge who was born into a musical family in Detroit, and began playing in clubs when he was still in high school. Before long, he was a regular in Detroit’s clubs despite not being able to read music. Music came naturally to …

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J JAZZ VOLUME 2-DEEP MODERN JAZZ FROM JAZZ 1969-1983 -VINYL VERSION.

J Jazz Volume 2–Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969–1983-Vinyl Version. Label: BBE Music. Release Date: ‘6th’ September 2019. Music is a universal language,  and something that binds us all, regardless of what part of planet earth we’re from, music is ever present, and a part of our life. It’s hard to imagine daily life without …

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BEAUTIFUL FREAKS-WAVING OUR FLAG HIGH, WAVE ON, WAVE ON: MUSIC FROM THE ORIGINAL COUNTER CULTURE

Beautiful Freaks-Waving Our Flag High, Wave On, Wave On: Music From The Original Counter Culture. Label: TAD. The TAD label recently released Beautiful Freaks-Waving Our Flag High, Wave On, Wave On: Music From The Original Counter Culture, which is another lovingly curated compilation that is a cut above the competition. This eighteen track, two CD celebration …

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STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN AND DOUBLE TROUBLE-IN STEP-VINYL.

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble-In Step-Vinyl. Label: Music On Vinyl. Just like countless other musicians, Stevie Ray Vaughan’s career is a story of triumph and tragedy. He spent eleven years struggling to make a breakthrough, and during that period, Stevie Ray Vaughan spent six years as a sideman, which was akin to a musical  apprenticeship. Having  served his …

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