Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Live Session - UK Latitude Festival - 2014

God's Jukebox returns to Latitude with more excellent performers lined up. Mark Lamarr will introduce Hollie Cook, Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, Natty Bo & The Top Cats and Derriere














Saturday, May 31, 2014

WLAC - John Richbourg - It's All On The Dial (1970)

Here's a third and final 45 minutes from WLAC's John R, from way down south in dixie. And who wouldn't want one of those soul medallions?









 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Midnight Hour #19 - Nick Lowe - Making songs his own

In an interview for Vanity Fair five years ago, Nick Lowe had this to say about songwriting: “The trick is to listen to it. And when it’s finished, it’s like it’s somebody else’s song”.

If like us you have been following Nick’s career for a good while you’ll know that in addition to his own excellent material he regularly records cover versions, selecting and arranging carefully so that when finished, the song sounds like he wrote it, the exact opposite to his songwriting trick, but just as hard to do well - he always does. This Midnight Hour presents a good number of other peoples tunes Nick has covered over the years, sprinkling soul and pop amidst rockabilly and country.


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Midnight Hour #18 - Glad To Be Back

Happily restored to the web, with shiny new equipment thanks to the vinyl that's flown off our shelves since Christmas, there's a different format for these posts.  We will be putting Spotify mixes together regularly from now on, starting with this set that includes gems from Al Green, Ry Cooder, Kevin Ayers, Joe Tex, Sarah Vaughan & Hattie Littles.


Monday, February 24, 2014

WLAC - John Richbourg - 50,000 Watts Of Joy (1969)

A couple of months ago we posted the first of three recordings of the DJ John R and as promised here's the second, featuring great tunes from 1969 - just click here to listen on our mixcloud.

Here too is a playlist of most of the tunes played on the show, while further below are those not found on spotify.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Aural Massage - Slim Gaillard - Jumpin' At The Record Shop (1945)

This tune is posted not just because we're big fans of Slim and like this cut a good deal, but also by way of an advert.

Shops are not the only ways to acquire good records - in fact many of them sell mostly bad ones, with fewer and fewer honourable exceptions.  For a limited while anyway, our team of bloggers have been busy elsewhere on the internet listing records for sale, so please head over to our page at Discogs right here, if vinyl is your thing, as it once was ours.

We are of course open to all reasonable offers, and we pack 'em up real good. (All proceeds are entirely for the future development of this blog, which ancient technology has dimmed of late, and not for luxury items such as food, light, heat or swim wear).


Saturday, December 28, 2013

Blacks, Whites & Blues

Well worth getting hold of if you can, the accompanying playlist below makes an excellent companion to the book.


WLAC - John Richbourg - Way Down South In Dixie (1967)

Tune in to mixcloud here for our belated Christmas gift and a rare treat to head back in time and hear a legendary broadcaster, some terrific soul tunes and adverts for scalp conditioner and baby chickens. We have 2 more of these shows to put up over the next week or two, so stay tuned in and watch that dial. Playlist of the tunes John featured on these shows is here:


minus the ones below Spotify has yet to upload...