7th October 2013
(17 June 1957 - 8 October 2013)
Johnny Jukebox has smashed his last Telecaster through the television screen.
56 is no age to be dying. With Philip’s sad and sadly not unexpected death we sorely miss the old man he should have become and who would undoubtedly have continued to exercise his active and enquiring mind with such passion, purpose and humanity.
22nd June 2013
Mary Love Remembered
12th June 2013
William Daron Pulliam – better known as funk and soul icon Darondo – passed away from heart failure on Sunday June 9th.
14th April 2013
I only ever met George Henry Jackson once, but it was an occasion I’ll never forget. In January 2010 my Ace colleague Dean Rudland and I left our Muscle Shoals hotel in the small hours of the morning, to drive several hundred miles in weather conditions that ‘appalling’ would be far too kind a word to describe, braving snowdrifts and sub-zero temperatures at an ungodly hour to keep a 10AM appointment to interview George and Harrison Calloway at Malaco’s famous Jackson, MS studios. We were nervous and excited at the prospect of meeting a couple of our musical heroes, and the fact that we were a little late in arriving made us even more so – particularly as both men were already sitting in the Malaco lobby waiting for us when we got there.
29th October 2012
On my first day at work in July 1990, the very first record that I worked on was the Acid Jazz reissue of Terry Callier's 'I Don't Want To See Myself'. This record had been championed on the modern soul scene by Dr Bob Jones, and Eddie Piller had tracked down Terry to his home in Chicago to license the record. Terry had retired from the music industry about eight years previously and retrained as a computer programmer so that he could be at home to look after his daughter Sundiata.