This is a great city of music as we can hear in this clip. It can also be a city of creative dance, even on the main streets. How does he do that?
Bruce Springsteen plays Chuck Berry and it is a treat to see the E Street Band stretched, then rising to the occasion. Everyone is enjoying themselves, just as they should.
Very few people (currently over 200) have seen this fine collaboration. The venue is the fine Edinburgh church in Stockbridge. New music and the dialogue between artists ands styles is important for us to keep evolving. I think...
What would the early performers make of this sophisticated Bob Fosse inspired dance routine? The photographers need a shout out also, so here it one for Josephine Bevan, for the Paris dance shot.
Chuck Berry broke new ground. His guitar playing style followed on gospel singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe. She was a brilliant performer and Chuck was no slouch. Famous for writing whole stories in very short songs plus his...
John Coltrane helped Jazz cross one of the many rivers it has faced. He had a tremendous ability. You can hear him play in this clip:
It is good to be reminded of the complex roots which led into the magic which is JAZZ. This film helps us understand an important story.
The erudite and helpful Professor Gates introduces a key move in Black musical history as Gospel music is initiated.
Robert Zimmerman a.k.a. Bob Dylan is a phenomenon. His second album ‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan’ in 1963 pushed him to the top of the charts and he has remained a hugely influential singer/songwriter ever...
What about this for wonderful Scottish talent? We have Laura Macdonald on saxophone, Fergus McCreadie piano and the writer Luca Manning on vocals. Image: Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)