Categories
Audio

Science Fiction Blues

A review, from The Guardian, March 14, 1965. Bo Diddley – Hey Good Lookin. “Diddley gets back in his best groove on this science fiction blues, driven along by Bo’s screeching, jabbering guitar effects and a beat that fairly bursts apart at the seams.”

Categories
Audio

Buzzin’ Fly

From Tim Buckley’s┬áDream Letter: Live in London, 1968 – currently on the Reverb virtual turntable:

Categories
Audio

Meanings of Music in Brazilian Culture

Back in September last year, and in celebration of Brazil World Music Day and Brazilian Independence Day, David Treece – author of the recently published Brazilian Jive – gave a public lecture on ‘The Meanings of Music in Brazilian Culture’ at the British Library in London. Here it is (if you are reading on mobile […]

Categories
Audio

Southern Journeys

Here’s an episode of BBC Radio 4’s ‘Archive Hour’ show from July 27, 2002 on Alan Lomax, titled ‘Southern Journeys’. It is presented by Shirley Collins, and still happens to be on the BBC website. This would have been a perfect subject for one of our Reverb books, but someone has beaten us to it. […]

Categories
Audio

Joe Boyd’s White Bicycles

Back in 2006 Joe Boyd’s acclaimed memoir, White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s, was published. I was trawling through a crate of old minidiscs (whatever happened to the minidisc!?) and I found a recording of a fascinating interview from BBC Radio 3’s Mixing It programme (August 2006) – the show is now defunct, of […]

Categories
Audio

Hendrix from Outer Space

We’re on Hendrix overload here at Reverb┬átoday. A rather different take now, but one that really should be shared, by the brilliant Robert Harrison (below) – Dante scholar and professor of Italian at Stanford University – who sees neither London nor New York (never mind Jimi’s birthplace, Seattle) as the places that can really inform […]