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"TALES FROM THE WOODS" MAGAZINE AND ROOTS MUSIC NETWORKING GROUP
In association with American Music Magazine
http://www.americanmusicmagazine.com/


Picture: Jackson Sloan flyer 13-5-2018


SOME MORE SHOWS TO LOOK FORWARD TO

We are very pleased to announce we shall be returning to the 100 Club, Sunday 24th June when for one very special evening we shall be bringing the spirit of Apollo New York to London Oxford Street, once again we shall be celebrating those glorious days of Doo-Wop, returning in triumph after our October show, finest vocal harmony group this side of Atlantic, "The Four Candles" who will be joining on stage 3 fantastic originals from the USA, Gaynel Hodge (Hollywood Flames, Turks, Platters), John Cheatdom (Velours, Penguins, Platters), & back by public demand, "I Only Have Eyes For You" "Ole Man River" the man himself the wonderful Tommy Hunt, truly a show not to be missed.
SEE FLYER BELOW

Last Hurrah For Skiffle at Spice Of Life on 28th January was a sold out event, months in advance: Yes, there is going to be another, Saturday 8th September at London Water-Rats, Kings Cross, (Last Hurrah/s For Skiffle) there are likely to be many special guests, artists confirmed to appear so far, Maestro guitarist Wizz Jones, The original 1950s skiffle group, "Vagabonds" featuring Vince Eager, Brian "Licorice" Locking (Shadows/Wildcats/Vince Taylor's Playboys), Allan Bailey, John Allison, Cast Iron Darren, Tales From The Woods Skiffle Group. We shall soon be advising of when tickets go on sale, over half of the venue will be available for seating at front, standing to rear.


Picture: Apollo DooWop flyer 24-06-2018


Picture: Gallerys Picture: Julian LeBen
Photos copyright Tales From The Woods 2018

Tales From The Woods Last Hurrah For Skiffle at the Spice Of Life 28th January 2018.
Chas McDevitt (left picture) and Peter Donegan (right picture).
For more pictures see left-hand panel.


Picture: Gallerys Picture: Julian LeBen
Photos copyright Tales From The Woods 2018

January 21st 2018
A departure by Tales From The Woods from our usual fare of Roots music was our presentation of some fine up-and-coming young talent at the Spice Of Life.
The Gallerys from Maidstone, Kent performed a set of mostly their own material plus a smattering of Britpop and 60's material such as The Who's "Substitute".
The band were supported by a fine young singer from Hamburg, Germany, Julian LeBen performing his own interesting songs solo on acoustic guitar.
See a review of the event in issue 101 of TALES FROM THE WOODS magazine (click "Online Magazine" on the left hand side of this screen).


AMERICAN MUSIC MAGAZINE

The December issue of American Music Magazine, our sister publication, is still available. The main feature is a superb in-depth article on Lillian McMurry's iconic Trumpet Records label out of Jackson, Mississippi which ran between 1951 and 1956. The feature is written by Woodies Dominique Anglares and Ken Major. It is lavishly illustrated and includes both a record and session discography. The 12 centre pages are in colour and boast label-shots from Trumpet Records as well as pictures from the "Country Music Caravan" which visited Sweden in 1970. There are reviews of this year's Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans, and Hemsby 59 which saw Jack Scott in top-shape. The April issue promises to be another excellent one. It will feature Tibby Edwards, the article again written by Dominique Anglares & Ken Major. Edwards was born in Louisiana and raised there and in West Texas. He was influenced by singers like Hank Williams and Lefty Frizzell, and became a protégé of Frizzell's. He has some great rockin' hillbilly tunes to his name and was a stalwart of the Louisiana Hayride for five years. There will also be an article on country singer Paul Westmoreland. Furthermore, there is the possibility that Keith Woods's Gene Terry interview will appear, beautifully illustrated, in this issue. The great majority of the features in the magazine, including those mentioned, are now exclusively in English. Please contact Dickie Tapp - dickietapp@googlemail,com for details of how to order a copy of the December issue, to register an interest in the April one, or for subscription information.

American Music Magazine is published by the Swedish Rock 'n' Roll Club. We are a non profit organisation devoted to the 1950s rock'n'roll music and our intention is to document, as far as possible, the early years of rock-a-billy, rock 'n' roll and its related artforms. The text of the magazine is in Swedish and English. Each issue is full of original photographs and discographies. AM works in co-operation with the "Tales From The Woods" Roots Music Social Networking Group in the U.K. The aim is to collaborate to keep rock 'n' roll, its history, and its many talented artists and musicians alive for posterity and future generations - this through sharing articles that have appeared in our magazines over the years, helping each other with publicity and generally spreading the word not just to the converted, but also to those yet to share our enthusiasm.
American Music Magazine




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Some upcoming gigs you might like!
Compiled by Dave Carroll - March 31 2018


RADIO SUTCH

RADIO SUTCH AND TALES FROM THE WOODS PRESENT LIVE RECORDINGS FROM OUR SHOWS - WEDNESDAYS AT 9PM
Cliff Bennett, Vince Eager, Cliff Edmonds, Wee Willie Harris, Chas Hodges and more...
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OUR MOST RECENT 100 CLUB EVENT

Picture: Tommy Hunt at 100 club with Keith Woods
TOMMY HUNT with KEITH WOODS
Photo copyright Denis Hoare 2017

Picture: Zoot Money at the 100 Club 29-10-2017

ZOOT MONEY

Tales From The Woods would like to thank all those who attended our second Anglo-American Rock'n'Roll Show on October 29, 2017.
What a great show it was!. Thanks to Earl Jackson, Zoot Money, Ray Phillips, The Velvet Candles with special guest Johnny Stud,
and headliner Tommy Hunt, pictured at the 100 Club with Keith above. Thanks also to the wonderful Tales From The Woods Band, who
backed all the artists on the bill, and to everyone else who contributed to making it a night to remember.

Read a review of the night's events at The Vinyl Word


PICTURES FROM PREVIOUS TFTW EVENTS

Picture: Charlie Gracie at the Spice of Life 19-03-2017


CHARLIE GRACIE with THE TALES FROM THE WOODS BAND at the SPICE OF LIFE 19th March 2017.

Picture: Shakey Vic   Picture: Booga Red
SHAKEY VICK BLUES BAND and
BOOGA RED: featuring STEVE ENGLISH and CLAIRE HAMLIN
at the SPICE OF LIFE 31st July 2016


Picture: GENE TERRY at The Borderline
Gene Terry at the Borderline 5th June 2016.
Picture copyright by Paul Harris. Please do not reproduce without permission.

See a review here


Picture: P P ARNOLD at The Borderline
P P Arnold at the Borderline 31st January 2016.
Picture by Alan Lloyd.

See a review here


Picture: Jona Lewie at The Borderline
JONA LEWIE HEADLINING OUR BRITISH ROCK'N'ROLL HERITAGE SHOW No. 10 PART 2 - 28th JUNE 2015
with Mike Berry, Graham Fenton, Mike Sager & Richard Harding, Cliff Edmunds, the Tales From The Woods Band, MC Robb Shenton, and DJ John Mr Angry Howard.


Picture: Cliff Bennett at The Borderline
Cliff Bennett at the Borderline 27th April 2014.
Picture by Nick Cobban.
See a review here

Picture: Chris Andrews at The Borderline
Chris Andrews at the Borderline 26th January 2014.
Picture by Alan Lloyd.
See a review here

Picture: Roddy Jackson at the Spice Of Life

Roddy Jackson at the Spice Of Life 29th September 2013. Picture by Nick Cobban.
See a review here
Watch a video from the show

Picture: TFTW8 All-Star Finale

Finale at British Rock'n'Roll Heritage Show No. 8
Left to right: Bobby Thompson, Karl Terry, Kingsize Taylor, Roy Young and Chas Hodges
See a review here

Picture: Cliff Bennett

Cliff Bennett at The British Rock'n'Roll Heritage Show #7 (2I's #7) January 27th 2013
Picture by Nick Cobban

STAR CLUB HAMBURG - 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
A group of Woodies embarked on a trip to Hamburg in Germany in April 2012 to take in two nights of rock'n'roll and R'n'B in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the famous Star Club.
Many of the performers are friends of Tales From The Woods and a good number of them have taken part in our musical promotions.
Here are a few pictures from the event.


LATEST NEWS

Danny Rivers Complete Recordings
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THE BIG BEAT SCENE

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Some previous 'Tales From the Woods' promotions

Picture: Ervin Travis                                              Picture: Roy Young
                      Ervin Travis at the Vincent/Cochran tribute January 24th 2010                                The Incredible Roy Young tops the bill at 2I's 4 January 31st 2010

Big Jim Sullivan at the previous 2I's celebration at the 100 Club, January 27th 2008
Big Jim Sullivan at 2I's no 2 at the 100 Club, January 27th 2008

Picture: Lou Pride at the 100 Club    Picture: Terry Dene at the 100 Club
Lou Pride at the 100 Club, October 25th 2007 - Terry Dene at the 100 Club, October 7th 2007
Pictures by Alan Lloyd & Nick Cobban

Picture: Gerry and Danny Picture: Pete Stanley
TFTW jam session - Gerry Champion and Danny Rivers; Pete Stanley

Picture: Terry Wayne at the 100 Club     Picture: Red Hot Louisiana Band and Guests
Terry Wayne at the 100 Club presented by "Tales From The Woods"
     Red Hot Louisiana Band and guest performers at Zydeco night at the 100 Club presented by "Tales From The Woods" and "The Swamp Rock Club"

     Picture: Vince Eager     Picture: Gerry & Willie
2 I's reunion at the 100 Club Sunday 28th January 2008 - a tribute to the 1950's coffee bar scene

Picture: Robert Penn     Picture: MaryJean     Picture: Wee Willie Harris     Picture: Vince Eager
Robert Penn - Mary Jean - Wee Willie Harris - Vince Eager

Picture: Ken Cook of Eastside     Picture: Barrence Whitfield     Picture: Lazy Lester     Picture: Hottboxx
Ken Cook (Eastside) - Barrence Whitfield - Lazy Lester - Hottboxx


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