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Jazz is Mod: An Introduction to the Mod Jazz Series

Read "Jazz is Mod: An Introduction to the Mod Jazz Series" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

In England there is a solid tradition for crate digging and appreciation of American music. In fact, the whole idea of Northern Soul is based on the concept of English hipsters digging out rare soul gems in the sixties and giving them new life on the dance floor. However, the English mod scene, as it was ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Video: Sad Story of Jackie Wilson

Video: Sad Story of Jackie Wilson

Want a sense of just how ugly and predatory the record industry could be in the 1960s, especially the smaller labels? Dig how Jackie Wilson went from being one of the biggest-selling and highly influential soul artists of his generation to penniless and incapacitated in the 1970s. Here's an ABC 20/20 segment on Wilson from the 1990s...   ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Duane Allman 'Skydog' retrospective chronicles groundbreaking career

Duane Allman 'Skydog' retrospective chronicles groundbreaking career

Even if he’d never formed The Allman Brothers Band, Duane Allman would be a major figure in American popular music. Long before his name became known to mainstream audiences, he had already established his credentials as a once-in-a-lifetime guitar visionary, leaving his unmistakable stamp on a broad array of recordings. On March 5, 2013, Rounder Records, ...

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Soul Singer / Songwriter / Guitarist Jesse Dee Celebrates New Release in Philadelphia

Boston-based soul singer/songwriter/guitarist Jesse Dee will celebrate the release of his Alligator Records debut CD, On My Mind / In My Heart, with a live performance at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia on Thursday, February 28, 2013. With his warm and honest sound, his instantly memorable melodies and positive, slice-of-life lyrics (evoking the heyday of the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Hope Waits' Debut Album Available July 26 on Spann Records

Hope Waits' Debut Album Available July 26 on Spann Records

Introducing Hope Waits—the debut release from enigmatic singer/songwriter Hope Waits—was released digitally July 26th on Spann Records. The debut recording from the Louisiana native brews up a sonic gumbo that will satisfy audiences' appetites for impassioned and beautifully handcrafted jazz-tinged blues music. In addition to the physical album's 12 tracks produced by Peter Malick (Norah Jones), ...