Category Archives: 50s music

Spotify – love them, though they’re slippery

Some of my own music is on Spotify – anyone can exhume recordings my old band Aardvark made for Tree Records in 1973. We were never asked if we wanted to be on Spotify – not that I would have … Continue reading

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A little jazz is a dangerous thing

A couple of days ago I came across an interesting web item that reproduced rules for dance band musicians in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. The rules were aimed at limiting infection by jazz.   I emailed the rules to Bob Barcham, Wellington’s … Continue reading

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Who put the bomp in the bomp shoo bomp shoo bomp?

You can rock it you can roll it Do the stomp and even stroll it At the hop When the record starts a spinnin’ You chalypso and you chicken at the hop Do the dance sensation that is sweepin’ the … Continue reading

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