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.
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Thursday, 19 January 2017 14:11

The Ram Jam Club

It wasn't just the record business that thrived in the sixties, the live music scene was lively, to say the least, and not just in Central London.
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Sunday, 08 January 2017 14:26

Marvin Gaye Remembered (1939 – 1984)

Marvin Pentz Gay Jr. was born in 1939, in Washington, D.C., to church minister Marvin Gay Sr., and domestic worker Alberta Gay (née Cooper).
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Lamont Dozier and brothers, Brian Holland and Edward Holland, Jr. were a song writing and production partnership who wrote and arranged many of the Motown hits from 1962–1967.
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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 17:14

Otis Ray Redding, Jr (1941 - 1967)

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.
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Fame released three singles and an EP that year, kicking off with his second number 1 single 'Getaway', and once again produced by Denny Cordell.
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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.
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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.
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 George Clinton is one of our greatest living musical innovators.

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I should give prior warning here that this interview involves lots of exclamation marks. But believe me, there could have been many more. Let’s just say that the septuagenarian soul legend on the other end of the line lives life with a permanent exclamation mark.
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