Juke is an African word meaning wicked, that passed into popular usage and later came to describe a dance. We take a deep dive into the world of jook...
The great Cole Porter, writer of some of the best loved & most recorded works in the Great American Songbook & ex Foreign Legion Officer, was born in 1891.
In their review of Cream’s 1st album, Fresh Cream, Britain’s NME was none too sure. “The Cream startle the ears with their changes of volume”
Rock 'n' roll is as old as mankind & the 1st rock ‘n’ roll record was Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats’ ‘Rocket 88’ recorded at Sam Phillips’ Sun Studios.
“Take a small Bible with you, and read it!” said producer, Norman Petty to Buddy Holly & the Crickets, on their first tour outside of Texas.
In 1983 a student from UCL formed a band called Seona Dancing, and got signed to Decca Records. His name? Ricky Gervaise.
The first Lennon & McCartney song to make the US charts was Del Shannon’s From Me To You (it made No.77). 7 months later came I Want To Hold Your Hand.
A great review of one of David Bowie's first ever records, Love You ‘Till Tuesday.
BB King said it was his ambition is to record an album of Louis Jordan’s songs. 19 years later that album was released which acknowledges BB’s debt to Louis