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Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

  • Unexpected Gems – The Tremeloes: Instant Whip

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    We’ve been a bit lax in terms of Unexpected Gems of late so we’re coming back with a bang and a cracking fuzz-rock (listen to the track and you’ll know why it’s so named) groover from mid-Sixties crooners and also the group Decca Records chose over...

  • Too Dutch Too Young – 1966 Amsterdam Festival

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    In this day and age of festivals that cater for every taste and offer carpeted luxury as well as, horror of horrors, clean flushing toilets we are going to take you on a trip just across the North Sea to Amsterdam and back in time to 1966 when festivals were...

  • Behind Closed Doors – Ray Manzarek

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    We don’t really do obituaries here at VoEA as many others do it so much better than we ever could. However when we see a side to someone that others seem to have missed we like to flag it up and bring it to the attention of our good readers, so here goes....

  • Do The Wrangler Shake

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    In 2013 the internet went crazy for the various versions of the viral video The Harlem Shake, however that’s far too topical for us, so we’re taking things way back to 1966 and getting down to the Wrangler Shake. In the late sixties the Jeans...

  • Columbia Records Insight Magazine

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    Soul singer Gwen McGrae, Voices of East Anglia favourites Chicago, Blood, Sweat and Tears (above), The Cyrcle with their red rubber ball and soul band The Tymes are just some of the artists featured in this 1971 publication. Insight magazine was published by...

  • Blood, Chet and Tears

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    In 1970 Miles Davis released his ground breaking Jazz fusion album Bitches Brew, in the same year fellow trumpeter Chet Baker attempted to crossover and attract rock music fans with his LP Blood, Chet and Tears. The album is known as a “Guilty...

  • Get Organised – Keyboard Adverts

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    In the past we’ve posted guitar, amplifier and synthesizer adverts, now we tinkle the ivories and pull out all the stops as we take a look at a few magazine adverts for organs. The first advertisement is from an issue of Downbeat Magazine, it features...

  • Whatta Woman – Linda Lyndell

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    Blue-eyed soul is one of those terms used when we try to pigeon-hole an artist and is often used when the artist in question sounds anything but blue-eyed. When you’ve got one of those voices that make people question your colour because it transcends...

  • Stevie Wonder and The Rolling Stones 1972 Tour

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    Here we have a clip of the genius that is Stevie Wonder performing with The Rolling Stones on stage when the Motown star joined them on their legendary 1972 tour of America. The Stones had just released their Exile on main street album and Stevie Wonder had...

  • Lennie’s at The Turnpike – Legendary Jazz Club

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    For twenty years from 1951 to 1971, until it was razed to the ground by an unfortunate fire, Lennie’s at The Turnpike based in Peabody, Massachusetts was on the itinerary of every self-respecting jazz musician performing on the North American. For a small,...