A Brief History of Delta Blues
Blues is based on the use of the minor pentatonic scale with and added blue note. The blue note is a semi tone sharper than the third note of the pentatonic scale that is used depending on key. Major scale is 3 semi tones lower than minor and phrasing of country would be played normally on a major pentatonic scale..
German Swing Youth: The Pioneers of Post War Youth Culture Part Two of Two
The youth of the western world was celebrating the end of global economic depression and the approach of modern times during the 1930s and 40s with a riotous explosion of dance and music called Swing. However, in Germany a repressive fascist regime under Adolf Hitler tried to impose its iron will on the German people, and keep them isolated from any international movements that threatened to undermine Nazi philosophy.
Extract from Faded Lois Dreams – A Novel by Andrew Vaughan
Andrew Vaughan’s Faded Lois Dreams is the tale of a northern footy lad residing in London on the cusp of what would become known as ‘Casual’. It thankfully avoids many of the genre’s clichés and instead offers an emotional and intelligent insight into the mindset of a young man trying to make his mark in the big city, a city
In Conversation with Author and Musician Dave Barbarossa
Dave Barbarossa’s Mediterranean good-looks are still very evident; the once curly dark hair has been replaced by a shaved head, but the dark penetrating, intelligent eyes remain the same. He looks impossibly young for a man in his early fifties,