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SPEAK EASY THE RPM RECORDS STORY VOLUME 2 1954-1957.

SPEAK EASY THE RPM RECORDS STORY VOLUME 2 1954-1957. RPM Records was founded by Hollywood based, musical entrepreneur, Jules Bihari, in 1949. This was the second subsidiary of Modern Records, which Jules had founded with his brothers Saul, Joe and Lester in 1944. A year later, Modern Records enjoyed its first hit single. This came …

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POWDER-KA POW! AN EXPLOSIVE COLLECTION 1967-1968.

POWDER-KA POW! AN EXPLOSIVE COLLECTION 1967-1968. Usually, American music influences the rest of the world. That’s definitely been the case with British music. Where American music headed, British music tended to follow. In 1964, however, American music was influenced by British music. The British Invasion of 1964, had a huge affect on American music. By …

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JENNY HVAL AND SUSANNA-MESHES OF VOICE.

JENNY HVAL AND SUSANNA-MESHES OF VOICE. Five years ago, in 2009, Jenny Hval and Susanna began writing to each other. A lot has happened to Jenny and Susanna since that initial exchange of letters.  Jenny and Susanna were both singer-sonwriters. So it made sense that they collaborated. Together, they cowrote fifteen songs. They showcased these …

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LED ZEPPELIN-LED ZEPPELIN III.

LED ZEPPELIN-LED ZEPPELIN III. By 1970, Led Zeppelin had been crowned rock royalty. They were up there with the biggest names in rock music. No wonder. Their first two albums had sold over twenty-three million copies. The new four years would be a game-changer for Led Zeppelin.  Over the next five years, Led Zeppelin would …

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MAJOR HARRIS-MY WAY.

MAJOR HARRIS-MY WAY. For a member of a successful group, it’s always a risk to leave and embark upon a solo career. Often, the success they’ve enjoyed becomes a distant memory. Conversely, the success they’ve enjoyed is often surpassed upon embarking on a solo career. Everyone will have examples when an artists decision to embark …

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THE A-Z OF THE BEST REISSUES OF 2013 PART 3.

THE A-Z OF THE BEST REISSUES OF 2013 PART 3. GEORGE JACKSON-OLD FRIEND-THE FAME RECORDINGS VOLUME 3. Prolific. That’s the best way to describe George Jackson. As a songwriter, he wrote over three-hundred songs. This includes penning tracks for James Carr, Wilson Pickett, Eddie Floyd, Clarence Carter, Z.Z. Hill, Candi Staton, Bettye Swann, Ann Peebles, …

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SONS OF ARHAT-SITUATION.

SONS OF ARHAT-SITUATION. Last year, when I was compiling my list of the best music of 2012, Offering Recordings was one of the winners. Sage Monk’s Heartache Allegory was in my list of the best albums of 2012. One of the best compilations of 2012, was Offering Recordings Ade Sampler 2012, which featured tracks from, …

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JUST A FEW WORDS ABOUT ME

Hi, to everyone who is currently reading this. Firstly, let me tell you a bit about myself. My names is Derek Anderson, I am 49 years old and single. My main interest in life is music. In fact, I would go as far as saying that music is my passion in life. Luckily, I’m a …

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