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Music In Crime Fiction #3: James Lee Burke - Dixie City Jam

"The nightclub up on Napoleon was crowded, the noise deafening, and I couldn't see Clete at any of the tables. Then I realized that an exceptional event had just taken place on the bandstand. The fat Man, the most famous rhythm and blues musician ever produced by New Orleans, had pulled up in front in his pink Cadillac limo, and like a messiah returning to his followers, his sequined white coat and coal black skin almost glowing with an electric purple sheen, had walked straight through the…


Added by Spyros Katsigiannis on February 4, 2013 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Music In Crime Fiction #2: James Lee Burke - A Stained White Radiance

"I passed the old prison cemetery, where those who die while incarcerated do Angola time for all eternity; the bulldozed and weed-grown foundations of the sweat boxes on Camp A (there had been two of them, upright, narrow cast-iron places of torment, with a hole the diameter of a cigar to breathe through, the space so tight that if a convict collapsed his knees and buttocks would wedge against the walls); the crumbled ruins of the stone buildings left over from the War Between the States…


Added by Spyros Katsigiannis on January 24, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Music In Crime Fiction #1: James Lee Burke - Black Cherry Blues

"The rain spun in the yellow arc lights over the cafe parking lot. It was empty inside, except for a fat Negro woman whom I could see through the service window in the kitchen, and a pretty, redheaded waitress in her early twenties, dressed in a pink uniform with her hair tied up on her freckled neck. She was obviously tired, but she was polite and smiled at  me when she took my order, and I felt a sense of guilt, almost shame, at my susceptibility and easy fondness for a young woman's…


Added by Spyros Katsigiannis on January 19, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Guardian: The antidote to rampant capitalism? 33⅓ revolutions per minute

Sales of vinyl records last year were 44% up on the figures for 2010. Photograph: Andrew Drysdale/Rex Features

του John Harris

If you're…


Added by Spyros Katsigiannis on December 26, 2012 at 11:01am — No Comments

On the 1st of December Rosa Parks made history by riding a bus


Added by Danailama on December 1, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

I'm just glad my parents took me to see that and not A Clockwork Orange.

...after Yellow Submarine, it was a wholly different world. It wasn't just for kids. It was satire and art and, most of all, subversion.

...That lightness, that quickness, that unembarrassed, unencumbered willingness to be goofy – that's all very Beatlesque.

...Words aren't just spoken: they appear on screen. Often.

...The artists who made Yellow Submarine…


Added by Danailama on November 20, 2012 at 3:55pm — 1 Comment

Οι αδιάφοροι....

Οι αδιάφοροι, του Αντόνιο Γκράμσι

«Μισώ τους αδιάφορους. Πιστεύω ότι το να ζεις σημαίνει να εντάσσεσαι κάπου. Όποιος ζει πραγματικά δεν μπορεί να μην είναι πολίτης και ενταγμένος. Η αδιαφορία είναι αβουλία, είναι παρασιτισμός, είναι δειλία, δεν είναι ζωή. Γι’ αυτό μισώ τους αδιάφορους.

H αδιαφορία είναι το νεκρό βάρος της ιστορίας. Η αδιαφορία δρα δυνατά πάνω στην…


Added by musicfly on November 14, 2012 at 1:58pm — 1 Comment

Terry Callier

Terry to me is the new Marvin Gaye...with plenty of room to move

Terry is Otis Redding meets Marvin in one; plus a little gospel thrown in

if you love R&B meets soul then this album will blow your mind

repeat exposure will lead to total Callier addiction

Jools Holland thinks Terry is the greatest soul singer ever

I've included scanned cover art plus AMG reviews

please seed as long as possible friends

cheers Gazza

Biography    by Jason…


Added by Spyros Katsigiannis on October 29, 2012 at 1:10pm — No Comments

R.I.P. Terry Callier

Stereogum reports that Terry Callier, the Chicago singer and guitarist who blended folk, jazz, and soul, was found dead in his home today. He was 67.

Callier was born and raised in Chicago. He sang in doo wop groups, and at 17, recorded his debut single for Chess Records. Although he was invited to tour America with Chess artists Muddy Waters and Etta James, his mother denied him permission. During college, he discovered folk music and began playing coffee houses. Around that time, he…


Added by kostas karakostas on October 29, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Alt-Rock Songs That Sound Surprisingly Good On Piano

The Smashing Pumpkins' "Cherub Rock"


Radiohead's "Airbag"


Pixies' "Where Is My Mind?"…


Added by tomas entison on October 24, 2012 at 8:27pm — No Comments

Goodbye Emmanuelle........


Added by musicfly on October 19, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

Καλημέρα & καλό μήνα! :-)

Added by Apostolos Papadis on October 1, 2012 at 11:13am — No Comments

Iconic musicians portrait graffiti on the streets of Berlin

Bill Withers

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Al Green…


Added by musicfly on September 28, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment


September 26

1937 : Bessie Smith

1980 : Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham dies at age 32 of asphyxiation from vomiting after a night of heavy drinking. The band decides to break up instead of…


Added by musicfly on September 26, 2012 at 8:26pm — No Comments

It was 43 years ago today

First issued on 26th September, 1969 Abbey Road was the final Beatles album to be recorded but not their last to be released.

Added by Danailama on September 26, 2012 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Womex (World Music Expo) / Salonica 17 - 21 October 2012

Concerts program

Added by aragoz on September 25, 2012 at 1:11pm — No Comments

The Olivier Bonhomme 'Acid Jazz Essential' is Loud


Added by nelson.williston on September 25, 2012 at 2:55am — No Comments

Top of the Pop .... sexy Covers


Added by horace connelly on September 22, 2012 at 8:45pm — No Comments



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