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Uke-tastic

Certainly a little thing, the Ukulele provides an amount of fun out all proportion to its diminutive size. A four stringed instrument, in the ‘plucked lute’ family. The name is said to come form the Hawaiian for jumping flea. The … Continue reading

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Music you can’t live without #3

5 bands you probably never heard of 1 Mean red spiders. A great blues band from Ipswich. In the early nineties these guys were the business. Their memorably titled album ‘nude guitarist in red lettuce frenzy’ is great. Last time … Continue reading

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Music you can’t live without #2

Big Bill Broonzy William Lee Conley Broonzy was bron in Scott, Mississippi in either 1893  or 1898 or possibly 1901. One of seventeen children, his parents were born into slavery. The family moved to Arkansas in 1903 and Bill served … Continue reading

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Music you can’t live without #1

Nic Jones Top of the list of musicians whose cannon makes life worth living has to be the fantastic folk singer, guitarist , fiddler and all round genius Nic Jones. His career was tragically cut short following an accident in … Continue reading

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