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Eddie Cochran: Summertime Blues

Rock n Roll, the U.K, 1958. “I was there mate, so I know what I’m talking about.”  “Oh really?” Eddie Cochran and the Summertime Blues The long, hot summer in the U.K. of 1958 was awash with rock n roll … Continue reading

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Jackson C Frank: Catch a Boat to England

_________________________________ Jackson C Frank:  Catch a Boat to England The Coen Bros Inside Llewyn Davis – some aspects loosely based on the early life of Dave Van Ronk – might have been an even more interesting film of a person and a time … Continue reading

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Memphis Cooking: Ribs of Rockabilly & Soul Stew

Memphis Cooking:  Ribs of Rockabilly & Soul Stew The post Second World War Memphis Mix was cooked up in the Memphis recording studios of Sun Records, and later, Stax Records, and delivered to a listening world that had tasted nothing … Continue reading

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Davy Graham: All the Sad Young Men

Davy Graham,  Anita O’ Day,  Art Pepper and All The Sad Young Men If you were born in Britain around 1945, and found yourself seriously questioning the values and beliefs of those around you, there was a reasonable chance you would … Continue reading

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