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KEITH MANSFIELD AND JOHN CAMERON-VOICES IN HARMONY.

Keith Mansfield and John Cameron-Voices In Harmony. Label: Be With Records. Over the last year or so, Be With Records have been working with KPM to reissue ten albums from across the KPM 1000 Series and the Themes International Music catalogue. This includes Voices In Harmony, which features two of the leading lights of the British library music, Keith Mansfield and John Cameron. They were responsible for …

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TOM WAITS-HEARTATTACK AND VINE-VINYL.

Tom Waits-Heartattack and Vine-Vinyl. Label: Anti. In June 1980, thirty year old Tom Waits began work on his sixth studio album, Heartattack and Vine, which was the last album he released on David Geffen’s Asylum Records. The Asylum Records’ years had been frustrating for Tom Waits, who had released his debut album Closing Time in …

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BOB STANLEY AND PETE WIGGS PRESENT STATE OF THE UNION.

Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs Present State Of The Union. Label: Ace Records. Release Date: ‘26th; October 2018. By 1968,  the times they were a changing in the land of the free, and many Americans watched on as the country they loved and were proud of changed, and sadly not for the better. The Vietnam …

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GRANT GREEN-FUNK IN FRANCE FROM PARIS TO ANTIBES 1969-1970 VINYL.

Grant Green-Funk In France From Paris To Antibes 1969-1970 Vinyl. Label: Resonance Records. In 1967, thirty-five year old guitarist Grant Green was in the throes of heroin addiction, and it looked as if he was fighting a battle he had no chance of winning. Grant Green was a shadow of the man who had arrived …

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THE DELI-JAZZ CAT

THE DELI-JAZZ CAT The Deli-Jazz Cat Label: Cold Busted Record Company. Each and every week of the year, major and independent record labels in across the world release new albums onto a fiercely competitive and crowed global marketplace. It’s a market where often, resources are scarce and the consumer can only afford one of two …

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THE POPOL VUH STORY

The Popol Vuh Story In West Germany in the early seventies, a number of groundbreaking bands were formed including one of the most important, innovative and influential bands in the history of German music, Popol Vuh. Over the next three decades Popol Vuh. established a reputation for releasing ambitious and innovative  music that influenced the next generation of musicians. This was the case from the release of Popol Vuh’s 1970 debut album …

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JOHNNY RIVERS-NO THROUGH STREET.

Johnny Rivers-No Through Street. Label: BGO Records. As 1983 dawned, Louisiana born singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Johnny Rivers had just turned forty, and had been a professional musicians since 1956. Back then, he was still known Johnny Ramistella when formed he his own band The Spades, who later that year, released their debut single. …

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EVA SALINA AND PETER STAN-SUDBINA: A PORTRAIT OF VIDA PAVLOVIC.

Eva Salina and Peter Stan-Sudbina: A Portrait Of Vida Pavlović. Label: Vogiton Records. Release Date: ‘30th’ March 2018. When Serbian Roma singer Vida Pavlović took to the stage in dark, smokey, and noisy backstreet clubs, there was a respectful silence among the patrons in respect of the woman they called their Queen. Alas, it hadn’t …

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PHIL SEYMOUR-THE PRINCE OF POWER POP.

Phil Seymour-The Prince Of Power Pop. Sadly, not every artist goes on to enjoy a long and successful  musical career, and their star shines only briefly. That was the case with Nick Drake and Gram Parsons, whose tragic and untimely deaths cut short what could’ve and should’ve been a long and successful career. Neither of …

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NILS OKLAND BAND-LYSNING.

Nils Økland Band-Lysning. Label: Hubro Music. Nowadays, fifty-six year old composer and Hardanger fiddle virtuoso Nils Økland is regarded as one of the elder statesman of Norwegian music, and a truly versatile musician whose played everything from folk, jazz, baroque and rock to art rock and improv. Regardless of what type of music Nils Økland …

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HENRY GROSS-THE SEVENTIES SOLO YEARS.

Henry Gross-The Seventies Solo Years. When Henry Gross took to the stage with Sha Na Na at ‘7.30pm’ on Sunday, August the ‘17th’ 1969, the eighteen year old made history, he became the  the youngest person to perform at the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair. Despite his relative youth, Henry Gross took  playing in front of 400,000 people in  his stride during Sha Na Na’s thirty-minute …

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THE DETROIT EMERALDS-I THINK OF YOU: THE BEST OF THE WESTBOUND SINGLES 1969-1975.

The Detroit Emeralds-I Think Of You: The Best Of The Westbound Singles 1969-1975. Label: Westbound Records. From the late sixties right through to the mid seventies, there was a resurgence in popularity in soul music on both sides of the Atlantic. Some of the most popular groups and artists were from cities like Atlanta, Detroit, …

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THE RADIATORS FROM SPACE-TV TUBE HEART 40TH ANNIVERSARY VERSION.

The Radiators From Space-TV Tube Heart-40th Anniversary Version. Label: Ace Records. When The Ramones played at the Roundhouse in London on the ‘4th’ of July 1976, this was a catalyst for punk movement. Many of the future leading lights of the punk movement have since claimed to have been present that night. In the audience …

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TIMBILA AND CHARTWELL DUTIRO-SADZA WITH HEAD OF A MOUSE.

Timbila and Chartwell Dutiro-Sadza With The Head Of A Mouse. Label: Lion Songs. Nowadays, not many bands stay together for twenty years. Even some of the biggest bands only stay together long enough to releases four or five albums at most. They’re the lucky ones, as many bands only release one or two albums before …

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EROL BÜYÜRBURÇ-HOP DEDIK.

Erol Büyükburç-Hop Dedik. By October 1976, Erol Büyükburç was one of the biggest names in Turkish music. He was a flamboyant showman, who looked like, dressed like and conducted himself like a star. Erol Büyükburç wore lame suits and was greeted by a legion of loyal fans every time he took the stage. These fans …

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ULAN BATOR-STEREOLITH.

Ulan Bator-Stereolith. Nowadays, not many bands stay together twenty-four years. Those that do, must be doing something right. That’s  certainly the case with avant rock band  Ulan Bator. They’re avant rock survivors, who have continually reinvented themselves over the last three decades. This has ensured that Ulan Bator’s music has remained relevant. Ulan Bator’s music …

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THE BEST REISSUES OF 2016-PART 3.

THE BEST REISSUES OF 2016-PART 3. Emerson, Lake and Palmer-Trilogy-Deluxe Edition. For fans of Emerson, Lake and Palmer, 2016 was a good year. Much of their back-catalogue was remastered and reissued by BMG as CD sets. This included Trilogy, where Emerson, Lake and Palmer were determined to push musical boundaries. It was a progressive rock, …

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STONEGROUND-FAMILY ALBUM.

STONEGROUND-FAMILY ALBUM. By 1970, the San Francisco’s vibrant music scene was thriving. New bands were being formed all across the city. Many of these bands dreamed of being signed to record label and releasing an album.  For most bands, this remained a dream. However, for Stoneground,  this  dream became reality in 1971. Stoneground released their …

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FREE-REMASTERS 1969-1973.

FREE-REMASTERS 1969-1973. 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 first time. What some members of the …

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JODI-POPS DE VANGUARDIA.

JODI-POPS DE VANGUARDIA. Innovator, pioneer and visionary are just three of the words that were used to describe German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen. His career spanned six decades and nowadays, he’s regarded as one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th Century. Karlheinz Stockhausen was also one of the pioneers of electronic music, …

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