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Anima Mundi

Posted on Jun 3, 2019 in 00s, Prog Rock

Anima Mundi is a Cuban progressive rock band formed in 1996 that combines symphonic rock, new age, Celtic, space, and traditional Cuban music. Musically similar to the commercially successful British symphonic acts of the 1970s, the group incorporates multiple layers of synthesizer-led progressions with a rhythmic and percussive backdrop of sharp bass and polyphonic drumming…

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Gilbert O’Sullivan

Posted on May 30, 2019 in 70s, ROCK/POP, Singer/Songwriter

Singer/songwriter Gilbert O’Sullivan successfully combined a flair for Beatlesque popcraft with an old-fashioned music hall sensibility to emerge as one of the most distinctive and popular new performers of the early 1970s… The wit and craft of O’Sullivan’s music aside, much of his early success was predicated on his unusual image…

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Posted on May 26, 2019 in 60s, Blues Rock, Rhythm & Blues, ROCK/POP

Them forged their hard-nosed R&B sound in Belfast, moving to England in 1964 after landing a deal with Decca Records. The band’s simmering sound was dominated by boiling organ riffs, lean guitars, and the tough vocals of lead singer Van Morrison, whose recordings with Them rank among the very best performances of the British Invasion…

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Gavin Clark

Posted on May 22, 2019 in 90s, ALTERNATIVE, Indie, Singer/Songwriter

Gavin Clark was an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was a member of groups including Sunhouse, Clayhill and UNKLE. Clark was a long term friend of director Shane Meadows who asked Clark to score his debut feature Small Time in 1996 with film producer and drummer Dominic Dillon. Clark’s work subsequently appeared in each of Meadow’s films…

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The Radiators from Space

Posted on May 18, 2019 in 70s, ALTERNATIVE, Punk

One of the first major bands on the Irish punk rock scene, the Radiators from Space fused the angry, upstart attitude of their peers with a tough, guitar-based attack and intelligent songwriting that would earn them a potent cult following both in Ireland and Great Britain. The Radiators were formed in 1976 when guitarist and singer Philip Chevron, who had been fronting a band of his own, met guitarist Pete Holidai…

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Tony Rice

Posted on May 13, 2019 in Americana, Bluegrass, COUNTRY/FOLK, Instrumental

Tony Rice is one of bluegrass’ most inventive flatpicking guitar players. Although he’s displayed a mastery of the genre’s traditions, Rice set the standard for more contemporary styles … and has continued to reflect his eclectic approach on solo recordings…

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Larry Williams

Posted on May 8, 2019 in 50s, Rock 'n' Roll, ROCK/POP, SOUL

A rough, rowdy rock & roll singer, Larry Williams had several hits in the late ’50s, several of which — “Bony Moronie,” “Dizzy, Miss Lizzy,” “Short Fat Fannie,” “Bad Boy,” “She Said Yeah” — became genuine rock & roll classics and were recorded by British Invasion groups; John Lennon, in particular, was a fan of Williams…

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Lee “Scratch” Perry

Posted on May 5, 2019 in 70s, Dub, REGGAE, Ska

A notoriously eccentric figure whose storied reputation and colorful personality match the sheer strangeness of much of his recorded output, Lee Perry is unquestionably one of reggae’s most innovative, influential artists. His mixing board innovations, from early sample usage to hallucinatory echo and reverb effects, set the stage for generations of musical experimentation…

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Jake Thackray

Posted on May 2, 2019 in Humour, Singer/Songwriter

In terms of a musical career, Jake Thackray was a late starter. Born in 1938, he was educated at the Roman Catholic St. Michael’s College before graduating from Durham University as an English teacher. He worked for almost four years in France, teaching English in Lille …and had his first poems published there, then returned to Leeds in 1964…

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Glen Glenn

Posted on Apr 27, 2019 in 50s, Rockabilly

While he never gained the same fame and public recognition as such fellow West Coast rockabilly pioneers as Eddie Cochran and Ricky Nelson, Glen Glenn’s talent far outweighed his luck in the music business, and his classic sides have become the stuff of legend among rockabilly fans as well as such roots rock giants as Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, and Bob Dylan, all of whom have covered his tunes on-stage…

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