Wednesday, 15 November 2017 19:53

Music Press: The Mersey Beat (1960 - 1964)

The Mersey Beat was a fortnightly newspaper started by Bill Harry and his partner in 1960. The purpose of the broadsheet was to cover the emerging beat scene of the sixties in Liverpool. An early “Gig Guide” the Mersey Beat was full of information about the groups, photographs and who was appearing and where.

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Do we ever arrive? Does the train, one day hit the buffers, and if so, what do we do once it has?
Published in Music
Ronnie was renowned for his comedic patter, and during an interview, he told how it came about; “I have a special liking for oblique humour, and I began doing regular, between-sets routines soon after we moved into Frith Street.
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“It’s just like home - filthy and full of strangers.” Ronnie Scott
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“I started the Club so that I could guarantee myself somewhere to play - and it’s absolutely true. If I hadn’t have been a musician, there would have been no Ronnie Scott’s Club.” Ronnie Scott.
Published in Music
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 17:56

A Close Encounter with Nina Simone

Eunice Kathleen 'Nina Simone' Waymon (Born: February 21, 1933, Tryon, North Carolina, United States - Died: April 21, 2003, Carry-le-Rouet, France), was one of the most original and unique singers of any race to come out of the USA.
Published in Music
Thursday, 10 November 2016 10:13

Jazz Festival: Jim Marshall Book Reviewed

If you put just one book on your Christmas list for Santa this year then please make that book Jazz Festival:Jim Marshall.
Published in Music
Monday, 24 October 2016 15:51

Jazz, Blues And Really Good Views

In this time of  technological explosion, and the digital age, the way we all like our pleasures, is on demand.
Published in Film
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 17:55

Joséphine Baker: The First Black Superstar



A look at the life of the pioneering black entertainer Josephine Baker.
Published in Video of the Week
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 16:53

Miles Ahead – Reviewed

Miles Ahead is a fictional account set in 1979 of a caper between Miles Davis, the Howard Hughes of Jazz and a Rolling Stone Journalist,
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