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Month: January 2012

Haul and Pull Up Selecta

Dave Hendley is a Reggae photographer, journalist and compiler based in the south of England. He started writing for Blues And Soul magazine in late 1976. In 1979, he co-founded the Sufferers Heights label. Throughout the middle of the 70s, he visited Jamaica many times and took many iconic photographs of Reggae artists. View his…

Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965-68

It all started back in 1971 when music aficionado and future Patti Smith group guitarist Lenny Kaye lovingly compiled the now-classic (and long out-of-print) 2-LP collection called Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968 for Elektra Records. During the ’80s, Rhino attempted to pick up the ball by releasing their own Nuggets volumes.…

Arthur Verocai

In 1972, a repressive Brazilian military dictatorship frowned on artistic impression that might influence the youth of the country. However, producer, arranger and guitar player Arthur Verocai released a self-titled album on Brazilian based Continental Records that challenged the musical conventions of the day. His subtle protest experimented with new musical directions, and used figurative…

The Land of the Rising Sun

Ended up spending a few days in Tokyo recently and checked out a mere fraction of the area including the Akihabara and Ginza districts. The surroundings were more than overwhelming to the senses. A truly unique place! Click the link below to visit the gallery of pictures I snapped while there. Akihabara and Ginza districts…