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Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

  • Unexpected Gems – Gene Pitney She’s a Heartbreaker

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    The latest unexpected gem is a dose of Blue eyed soul from Gene Pitney. She’s a heartbreaker was released in 1968 and features on the Album with the same name. The track received regular spins at Northern Soul clubs The Torch and The Twisted Wheel. ...

  • 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...

  • Spoke Records – It’s the real thing

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    In this day and age new record labels don’t come along quite as often as they used to, so it’s always good to see a new one popping up. Here at VoEA, as connoisseurs of the vinyl crackle, we admire anyone who is willing to take the step and set up their...

  • 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...

  • Yacht Rock – the series

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    You may have heard of the Yacht Rock phenomenon by now, but if you haven’t, let us introduce you….  Devised by a bunch of Californian friends, who previously worked on the ‘Channel 101’ cult episodes, the 12 episodes you can watch via...

  • Unexpected Gems – Elkie Brooks The Rising Cost of Love

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    The continuing saga of The Unexpected Gems carries on with Elkie Brooks version of The rising cost of Love. This Norman Jay favourite is an upbeat funky little number taken from the 1979 album Live and Learn. Darrow Fletcher also recorded a more downbeat...

  • The Magic Touch and the Strange Death of Bobby Fuller

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    Those of you with even a passing acquaintance of the Northern Soul scene will be aware of Melba Moore’s stomping version of ‘The Magic Touch’ which was massive in the 1980’s having been discovered by Ady Croasdell and later released on Kent Records....

  • The Sound Of Smiles

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    Here’s some sights and sounds from The Land of Smiles – Thailand, although the chaps in the band don’t look too happy. We’ve selected some of our favourite record covers from Siamfunko’s flickr selection and added Thai...

  • Unexpected Gems – Barbra Streisand Stoney End

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    The latest installment in our Unexpected Gems series is the soulful version of Stoney End by Barbra Streisand. Stoned End was written by singer and songwriter Laura Nyro. When Nyro originally released the song as a B side  it caused controversary as it...

  • Breakin Bread Latin Sunshine Special

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    Dig the sunshine and take a Listen to this Latin Special from South London Funk & Hip Hop Collective Breakin Bread on Mixcloud. There’s past and present latin themed tunes for you to Boogaloo and Barbecue too...