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Archive for the ‘Documentary’ Category

  • The John Coltrane House

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    In this video the Pop pilgrims visit the house of Jazz legend John Coltrane. Although the house in Philadelphia was declared a National Historic Landmark  back in 1999, the house looks almost derelict. It’s not the only property of John...

  • Everything Is a Remix

    • 1958 Views • DocumentaryComments Off on Everything Is a Remix

    Everything is a remix is a series of short films by New York film maker Kirby Ferguson. The films explore all elements of remixing from music and films to steam engines, so stick the kettle on and make yourself a cuppa and enjoy the films...

  • Interrupted Greatness – Charles Stepney

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    Cited by many as an absolute musical genius and the driving force behind some of the finest music to come out of Chicago in the 1960s and 70s, Charles Stepney is acknowledged by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Terry Callier and Ramsey Lewis as a massive...

  • The Church in The Graduate

    • 5927 Views • 1960s, Architecture, Documentary, FilmComments Off on The Church in The Graduate

    We’re going to do a bit of Pop-culture tourism and take you on a trip to the church featured in the iconic ending of The 1967 film – The Graduate. in one of the most famous scenes in film history, a young Benjamin (Dustin Hoffman) pounds the...

  • Blue Note Records Inspired Video

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    Nice Video from a  few years ago promoting a concert season. The video features Moussa Kaba recreating various Blue Note Records classic album covers including Jimmy Smith – Back at the Chicken Shack, Donald Byrd – A New Perspective and Jackie...

  • Still Bill – The Bill Withers Film

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    Having been born the 13th child in a poor black family in the small mining village of Slab Fork, West Virginia and having suffered from childhood asthma and a bad stammer until he was 28, Bill Withers didn’t have the best start in life. But after serving...

  • East of Underground

    • 2152 Views • 1970s, Documentary, MusicComments Off on East of Underground

    Championed by Wax Poetics, US Army funk/soul outfit East of underground have gained some following since the aforementioned magazine released an LP of their material… Here is a little documentary from Wax Poetics about the band, to give you a fuller...

  • Sweet Music – Man makes chocolate records

    • 2944 Views • Documentary, VinylComments Off on Sweet Music – Man makes chocolate records

    Here we have a sweet video of a man who makes records from chocolate...

  • Dope Records – Pot Smuggled in Albums

    • 2510 Views • 1970s, Documentary, VinylComments Off on Dope Records – Pot Smuggled in Albums

    Check out this short clip man. Here we have a video of  a news item from 1978 when a large quantity of Marijuana was smuggled from Jamaica to Montreal inside record sleeves. ...

  • Belgian Popcorn Documentary

    • 4161 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Documentary, Music, Vinyl, Youth CultureComments Off on Belgian Popcorn Documentary

    Here we have a short documentary covering the Belgian Popcorn scene in the seventies. The scene was the equivalent of the Northern Soul movement that swept Britain during the 1970s...