The Vinyl Say 020: Jalen N’Gonda

In every collection there are records that get played all the time, many of them for years, decades even. Then there are those that, while no less treasured, somehow fall by the wayside to lie in wait, ripe for rediscovery. This series chronicles some of those nuggets as they resurface from my own back pages. So, put Read More…

Animals & Friends feat. Steve Cropper 31:10:2014

Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne Whatever the official billing, this is the return to Wimborne of that most unlikely of pairings – the Animals and Steve Cropper (right), house songwriter/guitarist from the heyday of Stax Records, home of southern soul giants such as Booker T and the MG’s, Otis Redding, Eddie Floyd and Sam & Dave. Lest we Read More…

Steve Cropper 2013

  Ever been so into something you can’t quite remember what you’re doing and why? It’s like you’re concentrating so hard so that you don’t forget a single second that you actually lose all reason and sense of time and place. It happens to me when I really wish it wouldn’t – ten minutes into Read More…