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2012-45: The Catskill 45s do 1967

(Poster design by Posie Strenz) My very part-time group, the Catskill 45s, will be playing a one-off concert in Woodstock on Saturday July 21st, as part of the free Woodstock...
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Noel Sings Gustafer

Anybody who lives close to us knows that our 7-year old Noel takes his guitar everywhere, singing and playing his way through the Gustafer Yellowgold catalogue. Along the way, we’d...
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The ARChive of Contemporary Music: Collecting Gone Mad

New York has turned into a “Museum City,” says Bob George, founder of the Archive of Contemporary Music. George knows of what he speaks, both from the perspective of being...
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Every Day is John Peel Day

(Copied and pasted from the old iJamming!, written immediately after the great man’s demise, October 25 2004.) As my generation hit its mid-teens, the only phrase more common at school...
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ROCK 66!

As a final tie-in from our 1966 party two weeks ago, and on the eve of a local reading and discussion I’m participating in about the British Invasion this very...
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SOUL 66!

Worked too hard on that 1966 party last week to let my nine-hour iTunes mix go underplayed. So I’ve compiled of some of the better but mostly obscure soul cuts...
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Birds of a Feather: The Young Rascals and the Small Faces

When I got hold of their Ultimate Collection double CD a few years back, I gained a new appreciation for one of my favourite British bands of the 1960s, the...
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50 From 66: a YouTube Special

Following on from the previous post: Part of the process by which I upped the ante from last year’s 45s party was by putting together a massive YouTube playlist from...
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