Thursday, 26 August 2010
Monday, 23 August 2010
Andy Peebles tells the story of the Legendary soul music label Atlantic Records.In the 1st episode Johnnie Walker looks at the early days of Atlantic Records and how the company was set up. Atlantic Records was home to some of the greatest R'n'B & soul singers of all time including Otis Redding and Ray Charles and also home to Led Zeppelin..
Part 1 0f 13 - 23 Aug - Money Honey
24 Aug - Yakety Yak
25 Aug - Giant Steps
Saturday, 21 August 2010
"We Are the Mods", by Christine Jacqueline Feldman draws on archival research, oral history interviews, and participant observation, this examination of the adoption and adaptation of Mod style across geographic space also maps its various interpretations over time, from the early 1960s to the present. The book traces the Mod youth culture from its genesis in the dimly lit clubs of Londons Soho, where it began as a way for young people to reconfigure modernity after the chaos of World War II, to its contemporary, country-specific expressions. By examining Mod culture in the United States, Germany, and Japan alongside the United Kingdom, We Are the Mods contrasts the postwar development of Mod in those countries that lost the war with those that won. The book illuminates the cultures fashion, music, iconography, and gender aesthetics, to create a compelling portrait of a transnational subculture.
A must buy!