After an aborted attempt to release a single, it was decided to record a live album at The Flamingo. Ian Samwell would produce the record and Glyn Johns would engineer the session.
Published in Music
Of all the groups and artists that I have listened to, and worked with over the past five decades, the one that influenced me the most was Georgie Fame.
Published in Music
Monday, 20 June 2016 14:14

Colin Macinnes : Writer of Modern Life

My lord, one thing is certain, and that’s that they’ll make musicals one day about the glamour-studded 1950s.
Colin MacInnes, “Absolute Beginners” 1959
Published in Culture
When ZANI first drew breath, one of our objectives was to meet members or create the new Beat Generation, free spirited authors, poets and artists,
Published in Culture
Trying to define a subculture in an entertaining and descriptive way without sounding like a professor of Sociology is a hard task.
Published in Culture
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 16:48

Tubby Hayes A Man in a Hurry Reviewed

The life and times of Tubby Hayes (30th January 1935) is both a jubilant and tragic story.
Published in Film
Monday, 14 December 2015 15:35

A  Brief Biography of Georgie Fame on ZANI

Clive Powel was born in 1943 in Leigh, Lancashire. His interests in music grew from entertaining the family then participating in musical evenings across the street in the church hall.
Published in Music
Sunday, 19 October 2014 15:51

A Short Biog of Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach -Young - writing.
© - Toby Walker

Born in May 1928, in Kansas City, Burt Bacharach studied cello, drums and piano as a child, and was later relocated to New York City by his father, a media columnist.
 
His parents were Irma M. Freeman and Mark Bertram Bacharach.
   
As a youngster he grew up in the Forest Hills section of New York City.
    
Burt played in several jazz bands during the 1940's.
 
Published in Music Archive
Saturday, 05 April 2014 13:13

A Brief History of Bebop

Bebop 1

Bebop was a term used to describe the nonsense syllables used in scat singing which was a popular vocalising style around the late 20s in the US. It had originated in Ragtime music and was taken into mainstream jazz by Louis Armstrong. Many artists recorded scat music including Ella Fitzgerald and Cab Calloway. Released from the constraints of formal words, nonsense words and meaningless syllables allowed the human voice to be used as an effective instrument for vocal improvisation. Some of the nonsense words like "doo-wop”, “razzamatazz,” “skoobie-doobie-do,” “hi-de-ho” and bee-bop-a-lula,” survived to enter the common lexicon.
Published in Music Archive
Saturday, 15 February 2014 14:10

The Zombies

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They started to play at local venues in St Albans. Paul Arnold, left the group to become a doctor was replaced by Chris White. The lads were all clever and university bound at the end of the summer of 1963. For fun they entered themselves into a local band contest (The Herts Beat Contest) with the first prize a recording deal with British Decca Records. Rod and Chris hoped winning the contest would keep them together.
Published in Music Archive
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