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  • Blast-off Girls, Colonel Sanders and The Faded Blue

    1960s, Film, Music, Retro Advertising • 5788 Views

    Here we have a surreal clip of KFC main man Colonel Sanders getting down to the sounds of garage band The Faded Blue in the 1967 film The Blast-off GirlsThe film was directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis who was best known for creating the “Splatter film” sub genre of Horror. Lewis used his connections to the advertising business to enlist Sanders. Continue Reading

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  • Jackson Five Animation

    1970s, Television • 8343 Views

    Although the Jackson Five cartoon was made by Motown productions and was broadcast on the ABC channel in America From 1971 to 1972, most of the television series was animated by Halas and Batchelor studios in London.

    In 2009 supervising director Robert Balser shared his collection of Jackson Five animation with The museum of uncut funk. Michael, Jermaine, Tito, Jackie and Marlon all have a picture each, but there are also animation cels of label mate Diana Ross and another of Motown head honcho Berry Gordy. Continue Reading

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  • Jackie Wilson – Mr Excitement

    1960s, 1970s, Music • 11652 Views

    Jackie Wilson’s life seemed to be bound up in equal measures of great success and deep, personal tragedy – even after his death he was initially buried in an unmarked grave and despite a successful career was some $300,000 in debt. Here we take a look at the fascinating story of one of the greatest entertainers of all time and a man who is universally admired as being uniquely talented. Continue Reading

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  • Soundhog – Musical Composition, Reappropriation and Reproduction

    DJ mix, Music • 2531 Views

    Following on from yesterday’s ‘Home Taping Didn’t Kill Music’ post and our mention of the legendary EMI Soundhog cassettes we were reminded of the work of one-time mash-upper (is that the correct term for someone who makes mash-ups?), occasional musician, DJ, re-editor and creator of some truly excellent long-form mixes – Soundhog. We’ve long been fans of his work which covers pretty much the full spectrum and urge you to have a look at his website and check out what he does. He’s not amongst the most prolific of posters but what he lacks in quantity he certainly makes up for in quality.  Continue Reading

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  • Home Taping Didn’t Kill Music – Cassette Covers

    1970s, 1980s, Art, Music • 5789 Views

    OK. Hands up – who here remembers taping music off the radio back in the day? We admit we were guilty but we contest the charge that we killed music. We lay that one at Simon Cowell’s door.  Continue Reading

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  • The Joy Of Decks – Record Player Adverts

    1950s, 1960s, 1970s, Retro Advertising, Vinyl • 11541 Views

    The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed that here at VoEA Heights we’re big fans of the medium that is vinyl records. So much so in fact (and keep this to yourselves) that some of our number still won’t have CDs in the house.So, it follows that being big vinyl fanatics we are also big fans of record players. Call them decks, ones and twos, hi-fi units or wheels of steelthey are, perhaps to a lesser degree than in years gone by, still available and still serving us well. Look after the needle and your record player will give you years of trusty service. Continue Reading

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  • Drum – 1969 Magazine from Ghana

    1960s, Literature, Magazine • 5801 Views

    While surfing round the world wide web for material for our Soul to Soul post we encountered these scans from a 1969 magazine called “Drum” from Ghana. Continue Reading

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  • 25 Groovy Hippy Book Covers

    1960s, 1970s, Book Covers, Literature • 21689 Views

    Similar to our previous Vintage Beatnik Book covers post, these books about Hippies are a mixture of novels involving the hippy lifestyle and insights into the hippy scene, such as our favourite “We are the people our parents warned us against” – nice snappy title.

    Turn-on to this groovy gallery of covers in honour of the dropped-out generation.
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  • Christmas Done Got Funky

    1970s, Music • 3987 Views

    It’s that time of year again. Noddy Holder is sitting at home watching the royalty cheques come flying through the letter box. Wizzard are still wishing it could be Christmas everyday. And the winner from the singing show is hoping for their first number one.

    Have no fear! Voices of East Anglia are here to save you from the glam and sham tunes of Christmas with our own selection box of soulful and funky sounds. Continue Reading

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  • Soul to Soul Concert in Ghana 1971

    1970s, Film, Music • 9647 Views

    In March 1971 a large contingent of some of the biggest soul, R&B and jazz stars of the day travelled from the States to Ghana to play a one-off 14 hour concert. This was captured on film and subsequently released as Soul to Soul; a 1971 documentary detailing the day’s events. Continue Reading

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