Taschen's Jazz Covers

Not just a coffee table book, Jazz Covers is an excellent resource for the world of jazz from the 1940s to the 1990s. As the name suggests, this is very much about the album sleeve – a number of cool and classic sleeves are featured here, along with fact sheets […]

Complete Introduction to Northern Soul

The title of this new boxset from Universal just about sums it up – A Complete Introduction to Northern Soul. Compiled by Wigan Casino DJ Russ Winstanley, it’s a four-disc set, each with its own theme – Motown Memories, Motown’s Hidden Nuggets, Northern Floorshakers and Northern Anthems. For the serious […]

Shout To The Top reprinted

Dennis Munday’s definite book on the history of The Jam, The Style Council and Paul Weller – Shout To The Top – has been reprinted and updated in paperback for 2008. Munday was the record company executive who guided Weller’s career through its various incarnations – so he’s a man […]

Fred Perry Terry Hall limited sweater

With the Specials reunion talk at fever pitch and Terry Hall out and about playing live (see some great footage here of his 100 Club gig), it seems the perfect time for Fred Perry to release the limited edition Terry Hall V-neck sweater. A classic sweater based on a classic […]

Tighten Up reissued on 2CDs

Seminal UK reggae compilation Tighten Up is reissued as a 2CD set today. The ‘Deluxe Edition’ of the first LP of the Trojan Records series features a whopping 36 bonus tracks from the era, on top of the 12 from the 1969 original tracklisting. Plus this new release has a […]

Hammond organ show on YouTube

Just uploaded to YouTube is an interesting documentary about the Hammond organ from an obscure 1998 BBC Choice (later BBC Three) TV show called Inside Tracks. It’s about half an hour or so in length and features discussions and interviews with Georgie Fame, Mick Talbot, Jon Lord, James Taylor (including […]

Bill Wyman 1960s Vox bass guitar

After 40 years, the bass created specifically for Bill Wyman by Vox has been reissued in very limited numbers. The Vox Teardrop VBW-2000 has been recreated in almost every detail, with the same styling and the same unique parts. That means a semi acoustic body, a craved maple top with […]

New Kent 45 releases

Kent have announced that their latest batch of Town and City singles are available now. The City releases, which are limited to 500 copies, consist of tracks that have only ever been available on CD before. The full list of new singles are: Millie Jackson ‘If That Don’t Turn You […]