Monday, 21 January 2013 20:43

Fats Domino – King of The Boogie Woogie



Antoine Dominique "Fats" Domino was born in 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He learned to play the piano aged 7, and his style was influenced by boogie woogie pianists like Albert Ammons, and Meade Lux Lewis. Later his triplet piano play came from Little Willie Littlefield.
Published in Music Archive
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Long considered to be one of the most influential albums of the 50s, The "Chirping" Crickets from Buddy Holly and The Crickets was released on the Brunswick label in November 1957. On the album cover was a picture of the group taken on the roof of the Brooklyn Paramount just after their debut on National US television.
Published in Music Archive
Sunday, 15 January 2012 14:47

It Might Get Loud – It May Get Cold

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It Might Get Loud is a documentary by filmmaker Davis Guggenheim which explores the history of the electric guitar, focusing on the careers and styles of Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White. The film received a wide release on August 14th 2009 in the US by Sony Pictures Classics and is now on limited release throughout the UK. Dave Cairns reviews the film for ZANI and his unique perspective of these three legends.
Published in Film Archive
Thursday, 26 February 2015 16:06

A Short Biog of Otis Ray Redding, Jr

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Otis Redding Jr was born in 1941 in Dawson, Georgia. When he was three the family moved to Macon where his father was a minister. He grew up in the Tyndall Heights Housing Project young and learned to sing in the church choir. Otis became a member of a gospel group at school and learned to play the drums. His hero was Little Richard (Richard Penniman) and he soon learned to play piano doing impromtu impressions of Little Richard.

Published in Music



This documentary catches two of the great names in the history of rock & roll jamming together. Former Beatle Paul McCartney teams up with his old friend Carl Perkins, of "Honey Don't" and "Blue Suede Shoes" fame, when they rendezvous backstage at the Memphis Bowl in 1993. The Beatles were great admirers of Perkins, and recorded a number of his songs. McCartney finds it quite a thrill to commune musically with the Tennessee legend. The program captures their music and camaraderie in this candid look at two of the giants of rock & roll.
Published in Video of the Week
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