To be honest, I'd never heard of this book until…well, about 5 minutes ago. But The Big Beat Scene by Royston Ellis does sound interesting. First published in 1961 (and republished with a new foreword by the author), the book is said to chronicle Britain's teenage generation, as well as […]
The Flamingo might have become a distant memory, but Georgie Fame continued to knock out some cracking tunes as the 60s progressed, including this funky take on Mose Allison's Seventh Son. Even better, on this video he's wearing a dressing gown and dancing with Pan's People. As you do.
The title of our latest Spotify playlist says it all – We Got Boogaloo. Compiled by the forum's Zammo (aka Andy Powell), the playlist is packed full of Latin-inspired grooves from the 60s – Joe Bataan, Hector Rivera, Ray Barretto of course, but many lesser-known names too. Check it out […]
The Hammond organ, created by Laurens Hammond in 1934 and a mainstay in popular music since the 1950s. So here we have a Spotify playlist that celebrates it – Humble Hammond. From the 60s to (more or less) the present day, but missing out the prog and metal bands. So […]
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, […]
One for the jazz heads out there, with Bitches Brew by Miles Davis now turned into a beer by Dogfish Head. It's a potent little number, described as 'a bold, dark beer that's a fusion of three threads imperial stout and one thread honey beer with gesho root, coming in […]
We featured The Filthy Six in our new bands section, flagging up the band's debut Get Carter 7-inch too. Well, that's being followed by a debut Long Play album on Acid Jazz – and the launch party gig is in London on Thursday 10th June 2010. Expect soul, funk and […]
When a series hits volume 5, you can guess it's going down well, so there's sure to be plenty of takers for Let's Boogaloo volume 5, released by Record Kicks. Jazzman Records Gerald Short is the compiler this time, mixing deep funk, rare soul, modish-R&B and jazzy 45s, culled mainly […]