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BB King, king of the blues dies

Sad news reaches us from America that legendary blues guitarist and singer BB King has died in his sleep in Las Vegas. He was an artist that was hugely influential with a sweet guitar tone and expressive voice that was very popular but authentically steeped in the traditions of the music. He was a big […]

34 million streams nets Portishead just £1700

Geoff Barrow from popular UK band Portishead caused a stir on social media recently with a tweet exposing the rather underwhelming incomes from streamed music: 34,000,000 streams Income After tax = £1700 Thank U @apple @YouTube @Spotify especially @UMG_News for selling our music so cheaply. — Geoff Barrow (@jetfury) April 13, 2015 The fact that […]

Happy Birthday Billie Holiday and her top 10 records

BILLIE HOLIDAY, who died at 44, was born on April 7, 1915, and became one of the most influential singers of all time. Jazz trumpeter Trumpeter Bill Coleman said: “Billie Holiday sounded different from any female singer that I had heard before.” It’s an almost impossible task to pick out her 10 best songs. To […]

Should you buy a new record – try our handy guide

We have been working long into the night constructing a logically consistent decision flow diagram that helps the average consumer and music lover in the often tortured process of whether or not to buy a new record. This is the culmination of years or research and the distillation of our combined experience into one image […]

Joni Mitchell in ‘intensive care’

Legendary singer / songwriter Joni Mitchell is currently recovering in a Los Angeles hospital after being found unconscious at home on Tuesday 31 March. Here’s the statement from her official website: “Joni was found unconscious in her home this afternoon. She regained consciousness on the ambulance ride to an L.A. area hospital. She is currently […]

Welcome to All good record shops

Welcome to All good record shops. This is part labour of love and part personal web project by music lovers for other music lovers. The website provides a searchable directory of record shops in the UK and Ireland. It will also include links to individual artists’ online shops. Our aim is to show people where […]