• Jean Knight

    What One Man Won't Do Another Will Jean Knight

    Jean Knight

    Jean Knight (born Jean Caliste, January 26, 1943, New Orleans, Louisiana) is an African-American r&b/soul/funk singer, best known for her 1971 Stax Records hit single, "Mr. Big Stuff". After graduating from high school, Caliste began singing at her cousin's bar 'Laura's Place' and caught the attention of many different bands who were willing to accompany her. In 1965, she recorded a demo of a cover version of Jackie Wilson's song "Stop Doggin' Me Around. Read more on Last.fm

  • To Rococo Rot

    Telema (John Peel Session) To Rococo Rot

    To Rococo Rot

    To Rococo Rot is a mostly post-rock trio from Berlin, Germany. Members are bassist Stefan Schneider (also of Dusseldorf group Kreidler) and brothers Robert (guitar, electronics) and Ronald Lippok (drums, effects). Ronald Lippok has also gained praise for his work in Tarwater. The band's name is a palindrome. The group's début was released in 1996 in the form of an untitled picture disc (subsequently reissued on CD by Kitty Yo), with the more widely distributed "Veiculo" (released by UK indie label City Slang) appearing the following year. Read more on Last.fm

  • Julia Jacklin

    Coming of Age (6 Music Session, 5 Sept 2016) Julia Jacklin

    Julia Jacklin

    Julia Jacklin (born 30 August 1990) is an Australian singer-songwriter based in Sydney. Her seamless meld of dreamy indie pop and confessional alt-country invokes names like Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, and Caitlin Rose, Julia Jacklin was raised in a family of educators in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. Upon discovering Britney Spears at the age of ten, and eventually Avril Lavigne and Evanescence in high school, Jacklin decided to shift her focus from a future social work to a career in music. Read more on Last.fm

  • Syd Barrett

    Effervescing Elephant Syd Barrett

    Syd Barrett

    Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett (born 6 January 1946 in Cambridge, England; died 7 July 2006 in Cambridge, England) was an English musician, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and painter, best remembered as a founder member of the legendary rock band Pink Floyd. He was the lead vocalist, guitarist, and primary songwriter during the band's psychedelic years, providing major musical and stylistic direction in their early work; he is also credited with naming the band. Read more on Last.fm

  • The Wild Swans

    Revolutionary Spirit The Wild Swans

    The Wild Swans

    The Wild Swans are a band from Liverpool, England formed in 1980 by Paul Simpson (vocals) shortly after he left The Teardrop Explodes, first recruiting James Weston (bass), Justin Stavely (drums), ex-Teardrop Ged Quinn (keyboards) and ex-Systems Jerry Kelly (guitar). A year later, with Rolo McGinty now guesting on bass and Bunnyman Pete DeFreitas replacing Stavely on drums, they released the single "The Revolutionary Spirit" on Liverpool's Zoo label. Read more on Last.fm

  • Victoria Hume

    Bad Lover Victoria Hume

    Victoria Hume

    NEW ALBUM The new album, LANDING, is available now on http://victoriahume.bandcamp.com. Victoria is a singer-songwriter who was born in Brighton and grew up in rural Dorset, south west England. She currently lives and works in London. Her first album, 'Limbs & Digits', and two EPs: 'Small Miracles for Shabby Minds', and 'Electricity' (with her former band, Moth) are available on bandcamp and itunes. Further information: www.victoriahume.com Read more on Last.fm

  • Elvis Presley

    Mystery Train Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley

    Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King". Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and relocated to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family when he was 13 years old. His music career began there in 1954, recording at Sun Records with producer Sam Phillips, who wanted to bring the sound of African American music to a wider audience. Read more on Last.fm

  • John Lurie

    Tuesday Night In Memphis-Suite John Lurie

    John Lurie

    John Lurie (December 14, 1952) is an actor, musician, painter and producer born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. In 1978 he formed The Lounge Lizards, initially a new-york-car-crash jazz combo with his brother Evan Lurie. The Lounge Lizards exhibited the tremendous talent of artists such as Arto Lindsay and Marc Ribot, among others. The band continued to make music for 20 years. During the 1980s he starred in a number of films directed by Jim Jarmusch, namely Stranger Than Paradise, Down by Law, and Permanent Vacation. Read more on Last.fm