Afro-American Folklore from Texas State Prisons Recorded and edited by Bruce Jackson Cover: Eric Von Schmidt Originally released by Elektra, 1965 Remastering: Nick Blagona, 2018   original notes by Bruce Jackson… The recordings on this album were made in Texas prison farms in July 1964. I’d gone there in the hope of recording black convict…

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BBC3 THE SOUND OF CINEMA WITH DAVID AMARM

David Amram ~ Sound of Cinema Matthew Sweet talks to Moochin’ About artist, the brillliant American film composer, David Amram, about his music and his work with Elia Kazan, John Frankenhimer, Jack Kerouac and Dizzie Gillespie… and playing tracks from Moochin’ About’s Critically acclaimed boxset, David Amram’s Classic American Film Scores 1956 ~ 2016… BBC3…

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A RAISED VOICE ~ JAMES BALDWIN & NINA SIMONE

This new collection features the unparalleled intelligence & restless force of African-American culture’s finest minds…3 of James Baldwins earth shattering speeches, entwined with 3 of the most powerful songs by Nina Simone… Released on the anniversary of the murder of Medgar Evers in Mississippi on June 12th 1963,- an American civil rights activist and the…

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rumble..! 200 classic instrumentals…

New Moochin’ Release… RUMBLE! A compulsory exercise in the careers of the greatest, instrumentals, together with brilliant improvisations based on catchy themes, have always had pride of place in rock history. This anthology retraces the different facets of their roots and evolution, from jazz and country music to the kind of rock where electric guitars…

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In the second of our ‘The Soundtrack Of Their Lives’ events, we are had the pleasure of Mark Burgess, frontman of legendary Manchester icons, The Chameleons taking centre stage, playing an eclectic mix of music, that had an impact on him from an early age , up to the modern day…    we were treated to a fantastic medley…

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an evening with tim Quinn…

  Moochin’ About are very excited to announce our next ‘An Evening with..’ event, this month our guest will be, Marvel comic writer, Mr Tim Quinn… Tim entered the comics industry in the 1970’s working at various times as an a writer, artist and editor for British publishers DC Thomson and IPCbefore, along with artist…

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