Over the past 25 years, the name Gilles Peterson has gradually become synonymous with his self-styled ‘worldwide’ sound and his eternal quest for the perfect beat. Coming from French-Swiss parentage in South London, Gilles worked his way up the greasy pole of the music industry, taking on lowly jobs at record labels and setting up his own pirate radio station, to eventually become one of the most revered tastemakers in the UK and beyond.
I first met Billy and Miriam of Norton Records and Kicks Books at one the Big Ten Inch parties that ran out of Brooklyn, spinning mostly old 78 RPM records. We then got to know each other even closer when hurricane Sandy hit their warehouses in Red Hook and flooded their entire stock. I was living a few blocks away and immediately ran over to help them salvage the records, recruit other volunteers, and bring my camera along to film the disaster.
The Southern Soul Spinners: Revolving Around the Eastside Sound
Welcome to the Supreme academy. Today's lesson: funk, soul and sexy album covers.
Turquoise Wisdoms takes us high into space and back on a spaceship fueled by Brian Eno, Vangelis, Robert Wyatt and more records.
The man and the beard behind New York’s monthly "I Love Vinyl" parties has a collection that spans all genres, from soul to electro to children’s music.
If it’s from Michigan, Ben from Third Man Records has it!
Old country girl Rebecca takes us through the traditions, history, and sub-genres of her soulful 78s and honky tonk records.