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SUNDAY VIDEO : DO IT YOURSELF, THE STORY OF ROUGH TRADE

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Documentary exploring the history of Rough Trade, from small record shop to successful record label.

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Aldo

[MIDWEEK MIXTAPE] ELECTRIC FRENZY - SASSAFRAS

This is one of those midweeks where you space out several times a day in your oxygen deprived office during this boring meeting and end up agreeing to do the stupidest things just to hide that you weren’t paying attention. You know? 

ELECTRIC FRENZY - SASSAFRAS by Electric Frenzy on Mixcloud

SUNDAY VIDEO : GIRLS GROUPS: THE STORY OF A SOUND

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Here is rare original footage where the most famous girl ensembles of the 1960’s are featured. Such all-girl groups as the Ronettes, the Supremes and the Shangri-Las perform their hit titles which include “Please Mr. Postman,” “Be My Baby,” and “Chapel of Love.”

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Aldo

[MIDWEEK MIXTAPE] ELECTRIC FRENZY

Hey there, did ya miss us much?!
I bet you did.

Sugar & Spice have been reincarnated into Electric Frenzy. It was a beautiful, spiritual ceremony with our closest family and friends, well.. in our minds at least. And to celebrate this occasion we’re getting back into the groove with these nice and easy tunes, enjoy!

ELECTRIC FRENZY by Bamshakalah on Mixcloud

SUNDAY VIDEO ; CLASSIC ALBUMS - THE BAND S/T

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Here is a documentary of how the eponymous album The Band was recorded; all surviving members of The Band participated. Other musicians are also interviewed about the impact and influence of the album and The Band in general. Details include the four track method of recording that resulted in multiple parts being recorded on each track. The Band routinely traded instruments, who would sing, etc. to determine what worked best for each song. On many songs, members discussed their (or other) parts specifically and the track was played by itself to here the nuances of the recording. This program really shows both the raw talent of the group, but a level of creativity in making the music that is rarely seen in today’s recording industry.

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Aldo

[MIDWEEK MIXTAPE] BAMSHAKALAH RADIO 02

Last week we visited out friends at Red Light Radio again!
This time Alex and Lotte freestyled their way through some new and some not so new rock, folk and indie jams.

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SUNDAY VIDEO : BLUES BRITANNIA: CAN BLUE MEN SING THE WHITES?

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Here’s a documentary telling the story of what happened to blues music on its journey from the southern states of America to the heart of British pop and rock culture, providing an in-depth look at what this music really meant to a generation of kids desperate for an antidote to their experiences of living in post-war suburban Britain.

It’s structured in three parts, the first, Born Under a Bad Sign,
focuses on the arrival of American blues in Britain in the late 50s and the first performances ,here by such legends as Muddy Waters, Sonnie Terry and Brownie McGhee.
Part two, Sittin’ on Top of the World, charts the birth of the first British blues boom in the early 60s, spearheaded by the Rolling Stones and groups such as the Yardbirds, Manfred Mann, the Animals and the Pretty Things.
The final section, Crossroads, looks at the next, more hardcore British blues boom of the mid-to-late 60s, with guitarists Eric Clapton and Peter Green.

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Aldo