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Fiddlin John Carson

“I can get to Hell just as quick as you can.” The Profanity of John Carson’s Fiddle  Over the course of the seven volumes of Document Records Fiddlin’ John Carson’s “Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order” the first-time listener will hear old-time, hillbilly music played with self-awareness and mastery by one of the nineteenth century’s … Continue reading “Fiddlin John Carson”


Mood Sheet Music

The Origins of “In The Mood “

We have been reading , amongst other things, the biography of talented poet , composer and lyricist Andy Razaf ((December 16, 1895 – February 3, 1973) . He is best remembered these days for his work with Fats Waller on songs like “Ain’t Misbehavin’” and “Honeysuckle Rose” . He was responsible for at least contributing … Continue reading “The Origins of “In The Mood “”


Confessions of a Vinyl Addict – Part 4

From Hull to Nashville By Gary Atkinson   Given the critical slamming I gave those first Document CDs when writing for the blues magazine, I was more than a little surprised when the reviews editor rang to say that Johnny Parth had recommended me for a job. They wanted me to write some booklet notes, … Continue reading “Confessions of a Vinyl Addict – Part 4”


Confessions of a Vinyl Addict – Part 3

England, Vienna, Scotland. By Gary Atkinson Whilst working, as an Office Junior at the City Engineers department of Hull City Council, I was approached by two close work friends. ‘Do you like Rory Gallagher?’ Dave asked. ‘No,’ I gave as a reply to a question, which, in my music-elitist view, needed no consideration. ‘Why not!?’ … Continue reading “Confessions of a Vinyl Addict – Part 3”


Confessions Of A Vinyl Addict – Part 2

By Gary Atkinson “…Do you know what you’re getting yourself into?” The first albums that I bought were cheap, ‘budget range’ ones. The Marble Arch label was owned by Pye Nixa, which had licensed material from Chess records in the early 1960s. As a schoolboy in the late 1960s, I could just about afford these, … Continue reading “Confessions Of A Vinyl Addict – Part 2”