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This didn’t even chart..shame on you…all of you.

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in 00's, Featured, Jazz, Proper R 'n' B, R 'n' B 'n' Rap, Regular Sections, Soul | 0 comments

Will. I. Am. plays keys and is in the video, Natalie Cole duets and it’s by Macy Grey but the single doesn’t even chart, my flabber, has never been so ghasted.

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My kid wants to learn the guitar….what do I do?

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013 in Educational, Featured, Regular Sections | 0 comments

We get asked this question a lot by friends and so we made a little cartoon to walk you through it. Obviously we recommend that anyone and everyone learns to play an instrument (guitar hero doesn’t count) and this advice applies to all folks and not just kids…

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God save her and Lord Begginer too

Posted by on Jun 5, 2013 in 50's, Featured, Hidden Gems, Reggae, World Music | 0 comments

It was an easier time, a simpler time and for some a better time when sixty years ago The Queens coronation took place. Then the Royals were universally admired and respected and nowhere was this expressed more openly than in the commonwealth and nowhere more wholeheartedly than in the Caribbean…

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In your face and on the floor too….Snarky Puppy

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in Curveballs, Featured, Funk, Genres, Jazz, Proper R 'n' B, Soul | 0 comments

Snarky Puppy – Solid grooves, great hooks and stunning improvisation will tingle the tits and testicles of most actual musicians, from the tight as a gnats chuff (official musical term) rhythm section laying it down like they mean it

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Alabama Shakes nominated for three Grammys in 2013

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in 00's, Curveballs, Featured, Rock | 0 comments

‘Hold on’ official video from Alabama Shakes, they’re any good and have been nominated for three Grammys 2013, best new artist, best rock performance for “Hold On” and best recording package with their first album, Boys & Girls. It also shows that the Grammys are remarkably unaffected by looks and image which…

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Are these the 25 best ever rock singer photographs?

Posted by on Dec 20, 2012 in 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, Featured, Genres, Pop, Rock | 0 comments

In 1990 the rather good British music magazine ‘Q’ gave away the first of many excellent and well produced photographic supplements. This one featured ‘The Singers’ and was luxuriously presented in folded A3 and printed on lovely thick (roach material) paper….These aren’t just PR head shots that you’ve seen a million times already…..

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