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Verve Records 60th Anniversary

It’s January 1956, and Norman Granz, jazz impresario, founder of Clef and Norgran Records, decided to start a new label – he called it Verve Records. …

John Lee’s Album Arrival, In His 50th Year

The British blues boom of 1964 made some of its leading American protagonists into unlikely UK singles chart contenders. <b>John Lee Hooker</b> was one such, …

Tom Waits On Blind Willie Johnson Tribute

The tribute album <i>God Don’t Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson</i> will feature two songs by Tom Waits. Other artists paying tribute to the …

Remembering Bukka White: Blues Legend

He was born Booker T Washington White, and the man we came to know as Bukka White, recorded for the first time in 1930 and between then, and his …

Miles Davis Strikes A Chord With Blue Note

<b>Miles Davis</b> first session for Blue Note Records was on 9 May 1952 when, along with JJ Johnson (trombone) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Gil Coggins …

Jimmy Reed Makes The Scene With ‘You Don’t Have To Go’

America’s Rhythm & Blues charts of 5 March 1955 marked a red letter day for the blues. In particular, they recorded a significant moment in the …

reDiscover ‘Mott The Hoople’

The 1970s heyday of Mott The Hoople is well remembered and reported, and has been in the forefront of their fans’ memories following the sad death in …