Tag: blues

Jazzman launches Popcorn label

Yes, as the headline suggests, the Jazzman record label has launched an offshoot popcorn label – called Popcorn. The first 45 of the 'love' or 'hate' vintage genre is a split single, Dolly Lyons' 'slinky mover' Palm Of Your Hand,  along with 'super-sleazy crime-jazz instrumental' Barricuda by the Page Boys, […]

Chris Farlowe & The Excellos 45

Another vintage-style 45 you might have missed. In fact I missed it too – just as well Doug has flagged up this Chris Farlowe & The Excellos 45 – Tell Me Mama / I'm Going Upstairs. Yes, that Chris Farlowe, doing some R&B, rockin' blues, call it what you like […]

Chess Records documentary on BBC4

If you follow us on Facebook, you'll know we flagged up an article in the weekend's Guardian about Chess Records. Well, if you liked that, you'll certainly love the Chess Records documentary on BBC4 this coming Friday. Going by the name of Roll Over Beethoven – The Chess Records Saga, […]

Land Of 1000 Dances – Edinburgh

News of a new soul and R&B night (throwing in a bit of blues and jazz) for Edinburgh – Land Of 1000 Dances. Confirmed dates are Saturdays 11th September and 9th October at Studio 24, Carlton Road, Edinburgh, with the playlist apparently suited to those 'who like a little Elmore […]

Blues CD with Mojo magazine

Ahhhh…Mojo magazine. It's back again this month, once again with a member of Led Zeppelin on the front cover. So no change. But it does have a decent 'free' CD. Good Times Bad Times is a CD of blues tunes that are said to have influenced generations of bands later. […]

Complete Introduction to Chess box

With very little fanfare, A Complete Introduction To Chess has ghosted out as a 4-CD boxset from today. In fact, we know very little about it aside from the fact that is is available, it is over those 4 CDs and it features 100 tracks from the Chess back catalogue, […]

Roger Eagle tape on Soundcloud

Looking for something interesting to hear online? Check out this Roger Eagle tape. Ok, it's not a tape anymore, but forum user 'Snails' has posted the old tape to online DJ mix site Soundcloud, lasting around 90 minutes and packed full of vintage R&B from the legendary Twisted Wheel DJ. […]

Club focus: Out of the Blue

Manchester's Out of the Blue is our latest club to be featured. Lee Speed is in the seat, talking us through the club and its 'step up' to the larger Rampant Lion for its next and future events. If you like the idea of it or just want to know […]