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THE SECRET LIST – LONDON, AVAILABLE NOW

The Secret List – London, a guide book/travelogue to London’s independent record shops, is available to buy again online, I recently found fifty copies in storage and at the shops listed below. The book is £10 including free postage to … Continue reading

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THE SECRET LIST – UK TOUR PART ONE

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LONDON CALLING – BRILLIANT CORNERS, LONDON AND THE ACE HOTEL, NEW YORK

The Secret List will celebrate London’s record shops and music culture ahead of Record Store Day (15th April, USA; 22nd April, UK) with ‘London Calling’ 5.30pm-midnight 6th April at Brilliant Corners, 470 Kingsland Road, E8 4AE  and 8pm-midnight, 16th April in the lobby at The … Continue reading

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THE SECRET LIST – LONDON LAUNCH PARTY AND INTERVIEW ON WORLDWIDE FM

The Secret List – London launch party between 5.30pm-12am Thursday 24 November at Brilliant Corners, 470 Kingsland Road, E8 4AE Running order: 7pm Alan McK 8pm Brother Sanjiv with Ben Verghese 9pm Ben Newton 10pm Brother Sanjiv with Ben Verghese 11pm … Continue reading

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THE SECRET LIST – LOS ANGELES 2016

BACK TO LA; THE REBIRTH OF VINYL Think of a Cole Porter classic and add Terry Hall’s slightly off-key vocals and delicate African pop rhythms. “Summertime, summertime…and the living is easy” sung with an English eccentricity. The Fun Boy Three’s … Continue reading

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THE SECRET LIST – BRIGHTON out now

THE SECRET LIST – BRIGHTON I am pleased to announce the publication of The Secret List – Brighton, the next book in the series on record shops and places that sell records. The book is written by Stephen Ellis – … Continue reading

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WORLDWIDE FESTIVAL, SETE, JULY 2015 – A PERSONAL JOURNEY

Worldwide Festival, Sete, July 2015 – A personal journey There is a set of restaurants beside the quay in Sete, a small fishing village just west of the old Roman city, Montpellier. Each year my friends, led by Dan, and … Continue reading

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REGGAE SPECIAL – SUPERTONE RECORDS – ALICE IN REGGAE WONDERLAND

SUPERTONE RECORDS 110 ACRE LANE LONDON SW2 5RA OPENING TIMES: MONDAY-SATURDAY 10.30AM-8PM; SUNDAY 12PM-7PM (+44) (0) 207 737 7761 supertonerecords.co.uk info@supertonerecords.co.uk Brixton Royalty Chancing upon a brilliant record shop is a wonderful thing, and one that is slightly off the … Continue reading

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REGGAE SPECIAL – DUB FLOW MIX PART 1 BY SNOOPY

Paul Nagle aka Snoopy is a walking encyclopaedia on music, reggae being a speciality. Snoopy is an acclaimed journalist and whilst working at Black Echoes magazine in the seventies was instrumental in promoting reggae to a UK audience. Here’s his … Continue reading

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REGGAE SPECIAL – DUB SINGLE PRESSURE VOLUME 1 BY MAD MONGOS

Mad Mike Mongos to give him his full moniker is a musical authority not least for his vast reggae knowledge. Enjoy the first volume in a series of 3 reggae mixes, this one focussing on dub. Dub Single Pressure

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