The Twelve String Story

Originally released in two volumes in the 1960s, this collection brings forward the long history of the 12-string guitar, and features master players. Notable on the second volume are Glen Campbell and Mason Williams. Dick Rosmini was part of the American folk revival, and once considered the best 12-string guitarist in the world. James Roger […]

Ella first on Verve

Today I found an excellent condition Australian pressing of Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book. What attracted me in addition to the condition, is the discs are between Shellac of the 78s era and modern ‘vinyl’. Heavy and shiny. I now know that this double album was recorded when I was just a […]

Erin Go Brass

This oddity is peculiarly enjoyable. It’s traditional Irish Celtic tunes arranged for and played by a brass jazz band. The band name is a pun on an Irish saying. Erin go Bragh /ˌɛrɪn ɡə ˈbrɑː/, sometimes Erin go Braugh, is the anglicisation of an Irish language phrase, Éirinn go Brách, and is used to express […]