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Fred King was born in Gilmer, Texas in 1934 to Ella Mae King and J. T. Christian. Influenced by his mother and uncle, both proficient guitar players, Fred learned to play rural country blues when he was six. His early influences were Sam Lightnin Hopkins and jump blues saxophonist, Louis Jordan.

Tuesday, 07 July 2020 16:38

A Mini History of Disco

After the success of Rock’n’Roll, many African American artists started to explore their musical heritage and look beyond blues and R&B for inspiration. The terms ‘funk’ and ‘rock’n’roll were euphemisms for sex, with the former referring to the smells of intimacy and the latter the act.

Tuesday, 30 June 2020 19:05

A Brief Biog of The Meters

The Meters were put together in 1965 when keyboard player Arthur 'Art' Neville (1937-2019) recruited George Porter, Jr. (bass guitar), Joseph (Zigaboo) Modeliste (drums) and Leo Nocentelli (guitar, vocals).

Thursday, 25 June 2020 09:58

A Brief History of the Memphis Sound

Memphis is the capital of the Mississippi Delta and during the great migration, workers poured into the city seeking work. The workforce brought their musical heritage and music was a byword in Memphis. By 1860, Beale Street had become the Mecca for black musicians and eventually the entertainment centre of the city.

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 18:15

A Brief History of Jukeboxes

Juke (and jook) are corruptions of the Elizabethan English ’jouk,’ meaning to dance. The term was used by slaves brought to North America from West Africa and came to mean to ’dance’ or ’act wildly’ (i.e. disorderly) after working in the fields.

Tuesday, 28 April 2020 09:48

Dark Waters Reviewed

This is a Jack the Giant Killer movie based on a New York Times article, ‘The Lawyer who became DuPont's Worst Nightmare,’ by Nathaniel Rich. Cincinnati corporate defense lawyer, Robert Bilott (Mark Ruffalo),

Dusty Springfield was born in 1939 and christened Mary Isabel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien. She came from Scottish Irish descent and her brother Tom, and Tim Filed made up a folk trio called The Springfield’s.

Monday, 24 February 2020 17:20

Richard Jewell Reviewed

Clint Eastwood directs the biographical drama based on the true story of Richard Jewell, wrongly accused by the FBI of the Centennial Olympic Park bombing.

Robert Stigwood was born in 1934 in Adelaide, South Australia and was educated at Sacred Heart College. He began his career as a copywriter for a local advertising agency but in 1955, aged 21 he moved to England. At first, he took odd jobs including working as an assistant in the institution for "teenage boys" in East Anglia.

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 12:20

Just Mercy Reviewed

Based on a true story, Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), an Alabaman logger was sent to prison for a murder he did not commit in 1987.

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