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Archive for the ‘Documentary’ Category

  • The Rock and Roll Farmers – Donnie and Joe Emerson

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    What do you do if you are two brothers with a gift for music and you live in isolation on a farm? Well, if you’re Donnie and Joe Emerson you get your supportive Dad to convert an old building into a recording studio, then record and release your own...

  • The Ravers – Sixties Groupies Documentary

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    Welcome to the world of The Ravers –  where the girls have become the hunters and the boys the hunted. This 1967 documentary was made by the BBC crew who produced the programme ‘Man Alive’. By today’s standards The Ravers may seem...

  • House Hunting with Biz Markie

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    What time is it? it’s time to go house hunting with the Clown Prince of Hip Hop Biz Markie. The New York rapper recently appeared on the Biography channel’s ‘Celebrity house hunting’. In the programme he shows off his vinyl and his...

  • The Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique Corner in New York

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    In the past we’ve visited the John Coltrane House and The Church in The Graduate with the Pop-Pilgrims. This time we’re taking a trip to New York to see the Paul’s Boutique corner from the cover of the Beastie Boys second Album...

  • Out of The Past Records – A Vinyl Destination

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    Here’s a short film about the legendary Chicago record shop Out of the past records. The film from the Chicago Sun Times explores the well-known store, while the good humoured owners Charlie Joe and Marie Henderson recall tales from the shop, along...

  • The Incredible Jimmy Smith – 1965 Documentary

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    Channel 4 recently devoted a weekend to jazz through the airing of a few documentaries, and compilation programmes. The highlight had to be Sonny Rollins 1974 Ronnie Scott gig, with Rufus Harley resplendant on bagpipes...

  • Los Angeles Gangs – 1970s Documentary

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    Unless Black Lace’s Greatest Hits is on the record player, there isn’t much gang banging going on in Suffolk and here at VOEA Towers we are more partial to Rolos rather than cholos. However, we know a great social document when we see one, so we...

  • Pierre Henry – The Art of Sounds

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    French composer Pierre Henry first came to our attention way back in 2000 when Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim remixed ‘Psyche Rock’. Prior to that he’d not really been on the radar which is a shame because the work he’s done over the years is very...

  • The Groovy Movie – Eighties Psychedelic Scene

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    In the early Eighties there was a splash of colour on the UK music scene. A new wave of psychedelic inspired bands appeared – Mood Six, The Playn Jayn, The Times, The Marble Staircase and Doctor and The Medics, to name but a few...

  • Eight Million Stories – DJ Rockin Rob

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    8 Million stories are a series of short films featuring people from New york city. In this second episode Hip-Hop pioneer DJ Rockin Rob discusses Block parties in 1978 and the art of the old Northern Soul DJ trick – The cover-up...