This Woman’s Work: Black Gold by Nina Simone

Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy explores Nina Simone's live album that captured the rage and hope of the civil rights movement with political activist Angela Davis and composer Terri Lyne Carrington.

Beverley Knight on Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and ‘BK25’ Podcast

Badly Drawn Boy joins Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy to discuss his seminal soundtrack to 'About A Boy', as part of Royal Albert Hall's Festival Of Film.

Badly Drawn Boy on Movie Soundtracks Podcast

Badly Drawn Boy joins Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy to discuss his seminal soundtrack to 'About A Boy', as part of Royal Albert Hall's Festival Of Film.

The Story of Erykah Badu ‘Mama’s Gun’

“Music is kind of sick. It’s going through a rebirthing process, and I found myself being one of the midwives." Erykah Badu

The Story of Nina Simone ‘Black Gold’

“It is not addressed to white people - it does not put you down in any way, it simply ignores you… For my people need all the inspiration and love they can get.” Nina Simone.

The Story of Joni Mitchell ‘Blue’

“It’s a description of the times. There were so many sinking but I had to keep thinking I could make it through the waves." Joni Mitchell.


Roy Ayers ‘Everybody Loves The Sunshine’

Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy enjoys the sound of the summer with Roy Ayers' 'Everybody Loves The Sunshine'.

Erykah Badu ‘Mama’s Gun’

Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy looks back at Erykah Badu's defining moment in our monthly Classic Album Sundays Worldwide Podcast.

Terri Lyne Carrington On Nina Simone

This month’s album is Nina Simone’s ‘Black Gold’ presented by Terri Lyne Carrington in conversation with Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy at EFG London Jazz Festival.

Sound System Culture: Channel One

Mikey Dread and MC Ras Kayleb talk about Channel One’s hand-built sound system and the dedication and passion behind the sound system lifestyle.

Terri Lyne Carrington on Nina Simone, BAME, The Black Panthers, Feminism...

EFG London Jazz Festival Artist in Residence Terri Lyne Carrington joins Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy

Beverley Knight on Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and ‘BK25’ Video

Beverley Knight looks back at two of her inspirations Chaka Khan and Aretha Franklin and the influence they have had on her own work.

Roy Ayers ‘Everybody Loves The Sunshine’ Legacy Playlist

Check out this playlist of music that inspired by Ayers including RAMP, Mary J. Blige, Bobby Caldwell, Bill Withers, The Blackbyrds, Erykah Badu and more.

Roy Ayers ‘Everybody Loves The Sunshine’ Musical Leadup Playlist

Earth Wind & Fire, Milt Jackson, Lyle Hampton, Dorothy Ashby and more feature in our playlist of sounds that inspired 'Everybody Loves The Sunshine'.

The Avalanches ‘Since I Left You’ Musical Leadup Playlist

The Main Attraction, Blowfly, DJ Shadow, Big Audio Dynamite and more feature in our playlist of sounds that inspired 'Since I Left You'.

Classic Album Sundays

Classic Album Sundays is the world's most popular record club. CAS allows the listener to fully immerse themselves in the music by presenting the musical context, the story behind the album and an uninterrupted replay of the album on vinyl on an audiophile hi-fi sound system (with phones switched off and no conversation). People learn about the history of the album and then hear things they have never heard before. The events are mainly attended by non-audiophiles who are sometimes moved to tears when they hear the details of their favorite recordings. Here is some feedback received from an attendee at one of the CAS sessions at Vintage Festival at Royal Festival Hall: "Hearing that fabulous cello line in 'Eleanor Rigby' - I could've wept with the sheer beauty of it :-)" - Annette Corbett As it has touched upon a cultural nerve with its mission of challenging the way we listen to music in the 21st Century, CAS has received amazing coverage from BBC Breakfast TV to Elle Magazine to NME to The New York Times to The Wall Street Journal and much, much more (check out the press here: https://classicalbumsundays.com/category/press/) CAS currently holds regular classic album listening sessions in London, New York City, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Tokyo and Oslo with Portugal, Boston, Austin, Portland and Manchester to launch by the end of the year and more cities to follow. CAS also holds listening sessions at Britain’s award-winning festivals like Camp Bestival, Bestival and Vintage, art galleries like The Idea Generation and hosts one-off bespoke events in conjunction with record companies and venues. This spring CAS will launch Classic Album Sundays Jazz & Classical with sessions in London and Edinburgh. This year, Classic Album Sundays is amplifying its digital content such as magazine blogs/columns/features, radio shows and YouTube playlists and presentations and will continue to proliferate worthy classic album and hi-fi info, videos and pictures via the Classic Album Sundays social media channels such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube. Now people throughout the world can experience a part of Classic Album Sundays until events start in their city. More info at https://classicalbumsundays.com. Classic Album Sundays was founded by and is hosted by Colleen "Cosmo" Murphy - Radio Host (hosted radio shows since '82 and produced widely syndicated radio shows in the USA), international audiophile DJ (protege of David Mancuso and Francois Kevorkian and Director of London's Lucky Cloud Sound System), Music Producer/Remixer (remixes for The Rapture on DFA and producing Wild Rumpus with guitarist Gary Lucas from Captain Beefheart and Jeff Buckley fame), independent label owner (Bitches Brew), Music Journalist and in her younger years worked for several record shops where she amassed far too many records.
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Classic Album Sundays26/02/2020 @ 10:37
The passing of Andrew Weatherall last week caught everybody off guard and reminds us all of how quickly life can change. He provided the world with some iconic music moments and through them, his legacy will live on.

As remixer extraordinaire, he made sure Primal Scream’s “Loaded” was the proverbial good time, put dub basslines below the likes of Saint Etienne and ran the London scene’s in-house fanzine, Boy’s Own. But, in the first of many such moves, he split that scene rather than be tied into it. Since then he’s ploughed his own groove, whether as Lord Sabre, Two Lone Swordsmen, producer of Fuck Buttons and ultimately as a solo artist.
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Andrew Weatherall talks Primal Scream, Remixing, and the Internet | Red Bull Music Academy
► Subscribe to Red Bull Music Academy: https://win.gs/SubscribeRBMA Indie dance don and acid house shapeshifter Andrew Weatherall has been around more blocks...
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Classic Album Sundays20/02/2020 @ 17:12
We have two guestlist spots up for grabs for this Sunday's Roy Ayers 'Everybody Loves The Sunshine' event at brilliant corners.

All you have to do is, like, share or comment to be in with a chance!

Winners will be contacted via messenger on Friday evening.

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Classic Album Sundays12/02/2020 @ 16:48
Next Tuesday special guest host Tina Edwards joins us at The Jazz Cafe for Curtis Mayfield's Superfly with Snazzback.


Tickets: https://bit.ly/2wcesig
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Classic Album Sundays11/02/2020 @ 11:19
Next Sunday we look forward to the weather inproving at CAS London Presents Roy Ayers ‘Everybody Loves The Sunshine' at Brilliant Corners!!


Tickets: https://bit.ly/2OJTwW2
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Classic Album Sundays10/02/2020 @ 9:56
Ahead of next Sunday's CAS London Presents Roy Ayers ‘Everybody Loves The Sunshine' check out this great interview with Roy Ayers on the making of the album.

"It was so spontaneous. It felt wonderful. And I knew exactly how I wanted it to sound: a mix of vibraphone, piano and a synthesiser. We recorded it at night, so the sun was down, but the vibe in the studio was really nice. Pure vibes"

Tickets: https://classicalbumsundays.com/classic-album-sundays-london-presents-roy-ayers-everybody-loves-the-sunshine/
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Classic Album Sundays05/02/2020 @ 15:10
The latest edition of our This Woman’s Work podcast is now available. This one explores Nina Simone’s pivotal 1970 live album ‘Black Gold’ with contributions from Angela Davis, Terri Lyne Carrington and even old clips of the late Nina Simone, herself.

This show dives into Simone’s relationship with the Civil Rights Movement and some of her most iconic songs like ‘To Be Young, Gifted and Black'.
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