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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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From our vault
Some articles you might have overlooked

Various Artists - Funk Drops (Warner)

Breaks, nuggets and rarities from the vaults of Atlantic, Atco, Reprise and Warner Bros. Records 1968-1974. Richard Karström lends an ear.

The New Don Rendell Quintet - Roarin' (BGP CDBGPM 166)

A CD reissue of one of the rarest U.K. jazz Lp's featuring the talents of a young Graham Bond.

Various Artists - Studio One Roots (Soul Jazz)

On this compilation, Soul Jazz Records puts together a fine display of Coxsone Dodd roots reggae productions taken from the Studio One archives. By Richard Karström.

Edwin Starr (1942-2003)

In 10 years between 1966 and 1976, Edwin Starr turned out 17 Cashbox hits including his only #1 hit from July of 1970, “War” – as important now as ever. The 26+ years which followed brought even more magic from Edwin Starr. The Uppers Organization just wants to say thanks.
[Culture:Books & Magazines]

Keith Rylatt & Phil Scott - CENtral 1179 (Bee Cool)

The Twisted Wheel club in Manchester, England. Once Chris Rea wrote a song about it, and now Keith Rylatt and Phil Scott have written a book about the club. Richard Karström has read it.