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  • Powder

    Powder

    15th July 2015

    Making a rare and very special appearance at the Blues Kitchen in Camden Town next Thursday (23 July) are vintage California mod-freakbeat specialists Powder, performing songs from the recent Big Beat release Ka-Pow! An Explosive Collection 1967-1968. The 2015 line-up includes founder member Rich Martin, alongside his brother Mickey on drums, singer Paul Kopf and Ace's very own Alec Palao on bass guitar. Don't miss this unique chance to hear classics like 'Gladly,' 'Magical Jack' and 'Kick Me' in person.

  • Ted Carroll with The Hammersmith Gorillas

    Ace is 40!

    25th June 2015

    It was 40 years ago this September, give or take, that the team behind Ace Records first made a record. We have been going in and out of style ever since and hopefully over the years have contributed in some measure to the business of human happiness.

  • Harold Battiste

    Harold Battiste

    23rd June 2015

    Harold Battiste, the warm, articulate New Orleans record man, died on June 19 in his hometown after a long illness, at age 83.

  • The Count Bishops

    Steve Lewins

    9th June 2015

    It is with sadness that we learned of the death of Steve Lewins, the original bass player with Chiswick Records’ very first band , the Count Bishops, who recorded the ‘Speedball’ EP [SW1] in September 1975. This 7” record was released in November 1975 and went on to sell over 10,000 copies, playing a seminal part in helping to establish the fledgling Chiswick Records label.

  • B.B. King

    B.B. King Remembered

    14th May 2015

    B.B., who suffered from type 2 diabetes, died in his sleep at 89 and had been under home nursing care due to ill-health for some months. King was one of the hardest working blues artists ever and spent most of his long life touring.

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