Tag: vinyl

New record label: Spoke Records

Perhaps should have mentioned this a couple of week back (when it did officially launch). Spoke Records that is. It's a new vinyl/45 label specialising in tunes that will, in the main, be mod friendly – 60s soul, mod R&B, blue-eyed soul, 60s jazz and psych are all genres mentioned […]

Record Collector – June edition

The cover actually features Iron Maiden. Thankfully, the inner pages of Record Collector this month (June edition) are far more interesting. Shame that didn't make the front page! The magazine has an extensive feature on skinhead reggae, how to collect it and a top 51 tracks to seek out, complete […]

Hipsters 2 compilation reviewed

Expect album reviews thick and fast this week, with today's review being the new Hipsters 2 compilation on Acid Jazz. Released on 13th June (but available to order now) on both CD and vinyl,  it is the label's second collection of modern-day garage and mod bands. There's even room for […]

The Jam 10-inch acetates on eBay

I got an interesting email late last night, essentially pointing me towards these super-rare acetates from The Jam, which have just gone on eBay. According to that email, from the seller, they are being sold on behalf of a 'well known promoter' and as as well as having rarity value […]

Sharon Tandy EP on Acid Jazz

The excellent Rare Mod EP series on Acid Jazz continues with a real gem for its fifth instalment – an EP from Sharon Tandy. It's an interesting one too, with the lead song actually written as a potential Eurovision entry for the 60s hipster. But From Mexico With Love never […]

Andy Smith – Jam Up Twist album

Not strictly mod, but certainly of mod interest is the new Andy Smith album on BGP, going by the name of Jam Up Twist. As you can see by the cover, it's a mix of 50s blues, northern soul, ska and rockabilly grooves, based around Smith's monthly night that takes […]

R&B Hipshakers volume 2 album

Big thanks to Mike Knight for flagging up the arrival of R&B Hipshakers volume 2 (aka Scratch That Itch) on the Vampisoul label. Like the first volume, the disc is compiled by Mr Fine Wine (of Downtown Soulville fame), plundering the King/Federal/DeLuxe catalogue for some early soul and rocking' R&B, […]

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, […]