Welcome to my 'vanity site' directed towards fans, students and those embroiled in the informational economy of Black popular music from Jamaica and America c1940's to 1970's. If you have an interest in anything on this site and you want to get in touch, or to correct any mistakes (there are probably many) or whatever, go here: firstname.lastname@example.org Please give the mail a relevant subject head: like Records, and not just Re. or any of the other insincere headings that stupid Spam mailers use, as it will be deleted without opening.
There are two main categories on this
American: R&B, Blues and Soul from the 1940s through 1970s.
Jamaican: Boogie, Ska, Rock Steady, Reggae, Dub; from the 1950s through 1970s.
After the two main categories their are other (subjective) sub categories. It [the site] can be categorized as combination of diverse components which interact both serially and in parallel. I have used a particular cataloguing system for really no other reason than my own convenience, the complexity of the site is however deliberate. At it's simplest this might just mean 'cross placement' i.e. you may find on the page 'Girls With Soul', a group record like Stay In My Lonely Arms that could also be on the page 'Soul Groups'. Even more cross placement is found in the Reggae section; while there is a Studio 1 page, Studio1 productions do, inevitably, crop up on all the other pages, similarly while the Rock Steady page is all Rock Steady, other Rock Steady cuts can be found elsewhere, like I Am Still In Love. On another level of complexity, I am bringing to bear my various interests to the site in the hope that through discovery it increases the understanding, for me at least, of one or a group of previously unrelated phenomena.
Lastly, for what they are worth, anything of mine on this site is not copyrighted, feel free to copy or 'adopt' anything, I would only ask, if it is for public use, a citation in return.
To keep this site going without resorting to advertising or any other intrusive methods I have inserted this donation button. If anyone feels they have enjoyed their time on this site and can afford to make a donation please do so and I will be much obliged.
GUYS WITH SOUL CONTINUED HERE
*** FEATURE PAGE 1 *** PAGE 2 *** PAGE 3 *** PAGE 4 *** PAGE 5 *** PAGE 6 *** PAGE 7 *** PAGE 8 *** TRAINS ***
*** BO DIDDLEY *** RAY CHARLES TRIBUTE *** PHYLLIS DILLON TRIBUTE *** JOHN PEEL TRIBUTE PAGE ***COXSONE' DODD A TRIBUTE *** TIMI YURO TRIBUTE *** JUSTIN HINDS A TRIBUTE *** ***WILSON PICKETT *** DESMOND DEKKER *** SOLOMON BURKE ***
***HURRICANE VICTIMS NEW ORLEANS AND ELSEWHERE ***
*** RUDE BOYS *** SLACK ***
If you like your music to have a political context http://www.agitdisco.com/
Here's a new one: http://themusicologist.wordpress.com
One of the best site for music I have found on the web: http://thehound.net
Ok, I've found another:
Some Northern on this site but it is mostly just Soul: http://www.melingo.com/thesoulnet/jukebox.htm
Alright, this is pretty good to http://www.goodtimesroll.org/shows/programs.shtml don't pass it by.
There is, it seems, a little more to life than all this mess; some other sites:
http://www.henrietteheise.net (you need to allow pop ups [not advertisements], it's a must on this site, and the site is a must)
Mad Butcher Records: German Ska bands and more. http://madbutcher.net/index.php?RDCT=f4e11c3133aea3b0de17
Tom Beck's Web Site: Check out those Boogaffer drawings.
O bliss of the collector, bliss of the man of leisure! . . . For inside him there are spirits, or at least little genii, which have seen to it that for a collector - and I mean a real collector, a collector as he ought to be - ownership is the most intimate relationship that one can have with objects. Not that they come alive in him; it is he who lives in them. So I have erected one of his dwellings, with records as the building stones, before you, and now he is going to disappear inside, as is only fitting.
apologies to Walter Benjamin.