Atlantic Soul 1959-1975 CD boxset

Rhino Handmade is celebrating the 60th anniversary of Atlantic Records with a series of 4-CD boxsets devoted to the label’s different musical styles, including this new Atlantic Soul 1959-1975 CD boxset. Opening with Ray Charles’ Come Rain Or Come Shine and closing at the dawn of the disco era with […]

Decca 7-inch box sets

Three Decca 60s 7-inch boxsets are set to hit the shelves in September – but you might have to order now as they’re limited to just 500 each – and as they’re packed with big price rarities, cut directly from the analogue masters with original labels and sold with a […]

Georgie Fame: 1967 – 1971 CD

Georgie Fame’s CBS output is back under the spotlight for a new compilation CD – Somebody Stole My Thunder (Jazz-Soul Grooves 1967-1971). It’s a mixed bag of material, headed up of course by the title track and regular mod dancefloor filler, as well as a number of soul and soul/jazz […]

Lambretta / The Who clothing range

No, this isn’t a joke – Lambretta Clothing has teamed up with The Who (well, the remaining two members) to launch a 60s-inspired clothing range, as well as re-creating items worn by the band and an exact copy of the US army fishtail parka that appeared on the Quadrophenia album […]

Take My Tip – 25 British Mod artefacts

EMI has a new ‘Mod’ themed compilation in the shops – this time going back to source for  Take My Tip – 25 British Mod artefacts from the EMI vaults. It’s the first in a series of albums from the new Zonophone offshoot, which will focus on British music from […]

BBC4's British R&B Night

Set the video (or DVD recorder) on Friday 23rd March for BBC4’s R&B Night. Some potentially top-notch shows, including The Beat Room, with performances from the likes of John Lee Hooker and The Kinks. That’s followed by Long John Baldry – In The Shadow Of The Blues, then Rock Family […]

New book: The Jam Unseen

Yet another book on The Jam – this time a book of previously-unseen images taken by Twink with the title The Jam Unseen. A limited edition is available in April (to coincide with the From The Jam tour) with an umlimited version appearing in August. Both versions feature 192 pages […]

Noonday Underground meets Mod

Interesting video from Noonday Underground, going back to 2001. It was for the track London from their excellent Self Assembly album (which is probably reviewed on here, there’s certainly an interview with Simon Dine online). Anyway, the video was shot at London’s Lordy Lord club in 2001. If you used […]