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Martin Luther King and his supporters fought a titanic battle for suffrage in Selma, Alabama. Brian Jackson was Gil Scott-Heron’s writing partner and pianist. Together they produced some of the most insightful music of the 1970s. Here, Nick Grant reviews the new film Selma and Brian Jackson’s gig in London.

29 January 2015 | NotesTop post

In the first of an occasional series, Hassan Mahamdallie, a bored teenager growing up in 1970s south west London, delves into his box of punk and New Wave singles and takes us on a personal, musical, cultural and political journey.

18 January 2015 | In depthTop post

We asked readers of our blog to send in their five favourite tracks/albums of the year.

29 December 2014 | In depthTop post

It’s been a long time coming, 14 years to be precise. D’Angelo released his last studio album, “Voodoo” in 2000. Then like a bolt from the blue and with very little fanfare “Black Messiah” by D’Angelo and the Vanguard was released last Monday (15 December).

22 December 2014 | In depthTop post

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life”.

13 December 2014 | In depthTop post