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NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Chris Barber Retires After 65 Years As A Top Bandleader And Pioneer Of Blues In Britain

Chris Barber Retires After  65 Years As A  Top Bandleader And Pioneer Of Blues In Britain

Trombonist/bandleader Chris Barber has announced his permanent retirement from full-time music after leading his internationally popular band since 1954. His original small group initially played in jazz clubs but by the late 50s became an attraction in large concert halls throughout the UK and Europe. Chris Barber’s Jazz Band first toured the USA in 1959 after ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

John Hiatt: The Eclipse Sessions

Read "The Eclipse Sessions" reviewed by Doug Collette

Since John Hiatt hit his artistic and commercial stride with Bring The Family (A&M, 1987), the most listenable and durable albums of his have been those recorded with a band like the one appearing there (eventually known as Little Village: Ry Cooder, Nick Lowe and Jim Keltner). Offering comparably uniform musicianship in proportionate support of this ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Legendary Stiff Records Releases "Ten Big Stiffs" Limited Edition 7" Box Set

Founded in 1976, STIFF RECORDS was at the heart of the new wave, bringing the world artists as diverse as Elvis Costello, Kirsty MacColl and Ian Dury and what is generally regarded as the first ever punk rock single, “New Rose” by The Damned. The label set the yardstick for music business marketing, with artwork by ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Nick Lowe - The Old Magic (2011)

Growing older has made Nick Lowe grayer, a little quieter, but no less clever, no less relevant, and certainly no less off-handedly absorbing. He is the living, breathing, guitar-playing, Buddy Holly shade-wearing embodiment of the old saw about getting better with age. And that's saying something. After all, Lowe helped shape the New Wave sound of the ...