Bebop and Beyond by Armand Lewis There are very few people in the world who can claim to be true originals. But, while everything builds on what came before, someone had to be the first. The first “cool” sound. The first to set the style of dress and speech that would come to define (and […]
After almost 50 years, a previously unknown “Hey Jude” surfaces by Gary Johnson From the end of 1968 through 1969, Capitol Records test marketed a line of 2-sided, 3.75″ flimsy flexible plastic records (generally known as flexi-discs). One brand of these flexi-discs named “Pocket Discs” was manufactured by a company called Americom for a variety […]
Colin Trueman doesn’t see lack of space as a limitation at VOD Music In 2009, Graham Jones came out with the insightful book Last Shop Standing: Whatever Happened to Record Shops? A few years later it became a documentary featuring artists including Johnny Marr and Billy Bragg. Both the book and film analyze the demise […]
DURING HIS GOLD RUSH Author Sharry Wilson mines Neil Young’s music and life in her biography of the rocker, Young Neil By Harvey Kubernik Since 2012, Neil Young has issued the albums Americana, Psychedelic Pill, A Letter Home, StoryTone, Live at the Cellar Door, The Monsanto Years, and Earth. He has touted PONO, a high […]
Through the early and mid twentieth century, popular music may have become ubiquitous on radio and on 78rpm records, but there were few print publications that discussed music, the musicians who made it, or trends within genres of music itself. While Billboard magazine covered the music industry as a business the same way The Wall Street Journal covers the financial world, there were really no general interest publications that regularly included coverage of music written for the general public’s point of view.
Take a look at the high end turntable offerings on display at the midewest’s premier high end audio show By Gary Katayama Why would anyone leave the beautiful spring beach weather in Playa del Rey to go to cold and drizzly Rosemont Illinois? Answer: to go to Axpona, the premier high end audio show in […]