Vinyl Frontier – Retro Reviews: The Jam – The Gift


The Jam – The Gift By Andrew David James … Soul is a strange old musical genre. Having fused jazz, blues and gospel, the finest examples of it are tremendous (for the uninitiated watch ‘Blues Brothers’ or listen to some Otis Redding) but then there is the rather turgid and hollow “white soul” that reared […]

Davy Jones and the Chicken


by Peter Phillips at Yet another great entertainer has passed away prematurely. Davy Jones had spent his lifetime singing, dancing and acting and is remembered by most people around the World for his work with the Monkees. I was lucky enough to work with Davy a couple of times in the 1970s and 80s and one story stands out […]