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Farewell: Uppers Music Editor Bill Luther steps down


Various Artists - The In Kraut Volume Three CD (Marina Records)

The third installment of the excellent 60's/70's Teutonic music series "The In Kraut" arrives!

Various Artists - In the Naked City (Kent CDKEND 299)

"There are eight million stories in the naked city". Bob Rockchild has listened to a compilation of soulful urban dwellers

The Five Aces - Shout & Shimmy (Saagaloo Records)

Harmonica, Hammond, recorded on reel to reel, a cover of “I’m Gonna Do It By Myself”. Some of the details about this record that should spark an interest and make any fan of proper music curious. Read on!

-Fairytales Can Come True
-British Blue Eyed Soul 1966-1969

A slew of new CD compilations of British 60's sounds
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Meditations on Let It Be

Unprofessional, inadequate sound and bad photography but not a dull moment according to Uppers own Bengt Wallman.

Various artists - Blue Juice 3 (Blue Note Records)

Third one's a charm, according to Karsten Östlund
[Culture:Books & Magazines]

Chynna Interview - Part One

Comic artist and writer Chynna Clugston-Major first gained recognition for her high school set 'Blue Monday' series, followed up with 'Scooter Girl' - Helen Barrel interviews her about mod, music, stereotypes and 'Chasing Amy'
[Culture:Books & Magazines]

The Cover Art Of Blue Note Records – The Collection
Graham Marsh and Glyn Callingham (C&B Publishing)

If there is one label whose sleeves defined the essence of cool and hip, Blue Note is it. You could spend a fortune on their records for the sleeves alone - or you could buy this book. Dean Rudland reviews.

Steppin' Out East, London UK, 12 November 2005

With one finger on the trigger: Alice Fowkes