Warmth and wit light up this festive box of delights
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Saturday 13 April 2013
David Cameron is to do a reading at the funeral this week of Baroness Thatcher, it has emerged.
Friday 12 April 2013
Album of the Week: Raw-boned rebel rockers with plenty of bite
Friday 05 April 2013
There's a strange, archaic feel to the songs of head Messenger, MC Taylor, with their Biblical references and invocations to “cleave ye to the rock”.
Saturday 23 March 2013
Five pianos went down with the 'Titanic' – a century later, Cassie Yukawa imagines we can hear them still
Saturday 16 March 2013
If Mount Moriah's Heather McEntire were a contestant on a TV talent show, she'd get this vote within half a second of opening her mouth.
Saturday 09 March 2013
Recorded in Willie Mitchell's Royal Studio with an all-star band including Spooner Oldham, Willie Weeks and Ray Parker Jr, Memphis is a late-night delight.
Thursday 07 March 2013
It’s when Norman Cook slips a Guy Fawkes mask on while DJing in the House of Commons that dance culture can be said to have cheekily won its war with a parliament which once tried to ban it.
Wednesday 06 March 2013
They say the Devil gets all the best tunes, but God, it seems, is getting his own Top 10.
Wednesday 06 March 2013
Franciscan Friar Alessandro sold the most albums in the Christian and gospel genre last year
Sunday 24 February 2013
Kavinsky, aka Vincent Belorgey, is best known for "Nightcall", the impossibly magnificent, Daft Punk-produced slo-mo electro-disco theme from Drive.
Sunday 10 February 2013
Bobby Womack admitted he'd had an affair with Linda; the brothers did not speak for years
Sunday 28 October 2012
You don't score any points for comparing Chesnutt to Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield.
Tuesday 02 October 2012
Even the bookies are unhappy with Woods for sportingly handing Europe outright victory
Saturday 11 August 2012
The most unlikely feature of rock'n'roll music was the prominence of falsetto singing whereby male singers mimicked female voices. It is prominent throughout the hit recordings of Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, Del Shannon, Roy Orbison and Frankie Valli, and one of the first artists to exploit this sound was Jimmy Jones, who had international success with "Handy Man" and "Good Timin'" (both 1960). With "Good Timin'", a UK No 1, Jones became the first black artist to sell a million copies of a single in the UK.
Tuesday 03 July 2012
Blur last night debuted two new tracks in a live performance from a balcony at a secret London location.
In defence of liberal democracy
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The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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