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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”


Confessions of a Vinyl Addict – Part 1

The first time I met the blues In 2013 I was asked to write a piece for the book publisher Faber. The inspiration for the request was a collaboration between Document Records and Jack White’s Third Man Records which had just taken place. What was required of me by Faber was an insight into how I … Continue reading “Confessions of a Vinyl Addict – Part 1”