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Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

  • Blind Blues

    • 4037 Views • MusicComments Off on Blind Blues

     Ever wondered why, back in the day, when the first generation of blues singers and musicians came along there were so many blind performers? Names such as Blind Lemon Jefferson, Blind Boy Fuller and Blind Willie McTell became so synonymous with the early...

  • This one time, at band camp, we done DJ Shadow tunes

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    Let’s take it back to the old school. It’s Just your favourite DJ saviour being covered by High school bands...

  • The Groovy People – Jazzin’ with The Muppets

    • 3852 Views • 1970s, Music, TelevisionComments Off on The Groovy People – Jazzin’ with The Muppets

    While Soul stars like Stevie Wonder and The Four Tops made their way to Sesame Street, some cool Jazz artists dropped by to meet Kermit and company on The Muppet Show. Here we have some clips of a Drum battle between Buddy Rich and Animal, A dancing Dizzy...

  • Minnie Riperton Attacked by Lion

    • 5948 Views • 1970s, Music, TelevisionComments Off on Minnie Riperton Attacked by Lion

    Here we have a rare clip from 1975 of high-pitched soul singer Minnie Riperton chatting on the Sammy and Co show with actor and comedian Richard Pryor.  The short clip shows the singer being attacked by a lion while filming an advert for her 1975 album...

  • A little trip – Black Psychedelia Mixtape by Florian Keller

    • 5054 Views • 1960s, 1970s, DJ mix, MusicComments Off on A little trip – Black Psychedelia Mixtape by Florian Keller

    It’s got music so high, you can’t get over it, So low you can’t get under it. Tune in and drop out to Florian Keller’s Black Psychedelia mixtape. Enjoy the funky far out sounds of Earth, Wind and Fire, The Temptations (Pictured) ,...

  • Check your Head – The Monkees Film

    • 2854 Views • 1960s, Film, MusicComments Off on Check your Head – The Monkees Film

    It was written by Jack Nicholson whilst tripping on acid.  It recouped just $16,000 of its $790,000 budget.It featured guest appearances from Peter Fonda, Jack Nicholson, Sonny Liston, Frank Zappa and Dennis Hopper.It’s been sampled by DJ Shadow and St...

  • Belgian Popcorn Documentary

    • 4108 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...

  • Nile Rodgers – Too Much Too Young

    • 6441 Views • 1970s, MusicComments Off on Nile Rodgers – Too Much Too Young

    As soul and disco fans we love the sound of Chic and the disco magic that Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards created in the halcyon days of the 1970s. As lazy buggers we also admire a high achiever when we see one and Nile Rodgers early days take some beating....

  • James Brown -The Godfather of Adverts

    • 5674 Views • 1970s, Music, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on James Brown -The Godfather of Adverts

    When he wasn’t taking it to the bridge or getting on up like a sex machine, The hardest working man in show business James Brown managed to squeeze in a few ads into his busy schedule. Here’s the Godfather of soul endorsing Coca cola, Falstaff...

  • It’s the quiz of the week – Anglia TV Musical Director Peter Fenn

    • 4419 Views • 1970s, Music, TelevisionComments Off on It’s the quiz of the week – Anglia TV Musical Director Peter Fenn

    Keeping retro and regional we pay tribute to  the Norwich based musician Peter Fenn, who was best known for composing the quirky organ theme to the Quiz of the week – Sale of Century. The Anglia television programme was hosted by Nicholas Parsons, the...