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Later Alligator – Rich Pickings from the Pelican State

“ Yonder comes a pirogue…” Serving up a lip-smackin’ gumbo of rockin’ musicality, Later Alligator blends Cajun Country with New Orleans R&B and Blues to create the essence of bon temps Louisiana Rock’n’Roll .  From the fiddle-laden boogie of Harry … Continue reading

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Texas Tornados

True to its independent spirit, rarely has a place offered more musical originality and diversity than Texas.  From steel-laden Western Swing and dusty, downhome C&W, to flat out Rockabilly and proto-Tex Mex Rock, Texas Tornados – Rock’n’Roll from the Lone … Continue reading

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’Tis the season… yet again!

Yes, folks… it’s that time of year again.  Like a film noir “spinning calendar” measuring out our days, with clockwork precision comes the joyless thud of yet another gift catalogue landing on the doormat and dreary ads for over-the-counter cold … Continue reading

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Three Months To Kill

From the C&W honky-tonk circuit to the hit-making hubs of Hollywood and Bakersfield, Three Months To Kill charts the A-listers, the also-rans and the lesser-heard whose wild waxings helped put California on the musical map.  Combining the glitz’n’glamour of the … Continue reading

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Let’s Have A Party

Following in the kitten-heeled footsteps of Girls Gone Rockin’, Fantastic Voyage is proud to reveal its star-studded twinset comprising seventy-five sparkling tracks that fly the flag for female Rock’n’Roll.   Like its predecessor, Let’s Have A Party offers solid gold hits … Continue reading

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Daring to care

I awoke this morning with the image of a wartime propaganda poster in my mind’s eye; a picture in a book my sister had when we were growing up.  The poster depicts an efficient-looking nurse with starched bosom pouring water … Continue reading

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Feel Like Rockin’

Having loaded up the station wagon and filled the gas tank, Lucky Parker and Fantastic Voyage are all set to bring you an exciting new series of regional Rock’n’Roll, a musical travelogue charting some of the finest rockin’ recordings from … Continue reading

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Life is just…

… a bowl of cherries? Something strange has been happening on the streets of South London.  Something I very much doubt George Gershwin had in mind when he penned his ode to lightening up and slowing down.  And yet, it … Continue reading

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Blag City Bloggin’

I popped into PC world earlier to purchase a Kylie-style headset suitable for Skyping… figured I’d be able to pick one up for around £9.99, max. £14.99.  Turns out the cheapest was £19.55.  So after much humming and haring, I … Continue reading

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New Year’s resolution? Vive la différence!

While some  virtuous souls are pounding the post-Christmas cross-trainer with the kind of zeal previously accorded to lifting the lid on the Cadbury’s Roses,  in a chi-chi corner of NW3 I’m being plied with gourmet salt butter caramel sauce and … Continue reading

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