Gems & Jewels – Vol. 2

In search of music’s lost and forgotten treasures.   The second installment of this fantastic new feature includes tracks from R&B singer-songwriter Alicia Keys, English alternative star Badly Drawn Boy, the late Scottish musician and former Stealers Wheel member Gerry Rafferty, 70s rock group Sniff ‘n’ The Tears, obscure Māori band Southside Of Bombay and a dazzling instrumental … Continue reading

Musikwissenschaft – Vol. 1

An appreciation of some of the finest performances in musical history.   In this first volume we take a look back at Billy Stewart’s breathtaking rendition of George Gershwin’s Summertime.  The piece, originally a gentle, dreamy lullaby, was composed in 1935 for the American folk opera Porgy And Bess.  It soon became a popular jazz standard and has been … Continue reading

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