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John Fahey, American primitive?

December 10, 2013 1 Comment
John Fahey, American primitive?

Like many teenagers of the late 1960s I was first awakened to what would become my most treasured music by the late John Peel.  His weekly programme Top Gear on Radio One was unmissable.  It was almost the only place you could come across American musicians ignored by the mainstream (Peel had worked on a […]

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Cyngerdd Tŷ

July 13, 2013 0 Comments
Cyngerdd Tŷ

Ar noson grasboeth arall dyma ni’n dau’n cerdded ar hyd pafin ein stryd dan gario cadair blygu’r un, ar ein ffordd i ‘gyngerdd tŷ’.  Daeth y gwahoddiad oddi wrth Delyth Jenkins a’i merch Angharad – ‘DnA’ yw eu henw proffesiynol – sy newydd ryddhau albwm newydd o awelon Cymreig traddodiadol a newydd, Adnabod (Fflach). Chlywais […]

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Lester Young and ‘Oh! Lady be Good’

July 4, 2013 3 Comments
Lester Young and ‘Oh! Lady be Good’

At 10 o’clock in the morning of Monday 9 November 1936 – an unlikely day and an even unlikelier hour for jazz musicians – five people assembled in the studios of the American Record Corporation in Chicago.  They played just four short pieces.  Two of them, the first appearance of Lester Young on record, constitute […]

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