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Tuesday, 05 May 2020 18:17

Smokey Dives

Documentary showing how drab post-war Britain was enlivened by the trad-jazz scene, which ballooned into our first mass youth culture, with thousands of young people dancing the night away in dimly light underground clubs, from Soho's infamous Cy Laurie Club to The Cavern Club in Liverpool.

Published in Video of the Week

Tubby Hayes – The Life Behind The Tenor, is a brilliant, and insightful limited edition book, that takes a closer look at the life of the British Jazz icon, Tubby Hayes. It has recently been published by Mono Media Books and is limited to one hundred copies.

Published in Music
Friday, 06 September 2019 14:27

A Short Biog of Adam Faith

Terry Nelhams was born in 1940 in Acton, London. He was the third of five children and even as a child had an entrepreneurial spirit. He kept up a series of paper rounds and sold papers from a pitch which enabled him to afford a few luxuries as a twelve-year-old.

Published in Music
Thursday, 11 July 2019 08:56

The Birth and Growth of The Slot Machine

‘One armed bandits wink an eye at Piccadilly to greet the Saturday Night results’ – Ian Page – Secret Affair September 1978

Published in Culture
Saturday, 22 June 2019 14:58

A Brief History of Skiffle

During the Depression, Jug music became a fashionable way to play traditional US folk and blues standards. Makeshift instruments including guitars made from a gallon can with a neck attached and strings or alternatively homemade banjos with a tanned hide stretched across a hoop and a fretted neck added with four strings were played.

Published in Music
Thursday, 27 July 2017 18:45

The Genesis of British Rock: The Coffee Clubs

Coffee Clubs had their origin in the old Coffee Houses introduced to England in 1652.
Published in Culture
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.
Published in Music
Saturday, 17 June 2017 16:30

Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. Part 2 The Club.

“It’s just like home - filthy and full of strangers.” Ronnie Scott
Published in Music
“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
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 11:22

Queen of Crime Martina Cole Talks to ZANI

She puffs on a cigarette before bed. The taste of nicotine helps the blonde bombshell to be reflective, knowing that something has got to give, something has got to change.
Published in Culture
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