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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.

Jazzie B on Soul II Soul ‘Club Classics Vol 1’ Podcast

We were honoured to be joined by Jazzie B OBE at The British Library to look back on Soul II Soul ‘Club Classics Vol.1’ as part of National Album Day 2019.

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 Kate Bush ‘The Sensual World’

"The symbolism of the child is such a powerful thing, because it's the small, vulnerable thing looking out at the big world." Kate Bush.

The Story of David Bowie “Heroes”

“For many years Berlin had appealed to me as a sort of sanctuary-like situation. It was one of the few cities where I could move around in virtual anonymity.": David Bowie.

CLASSIC ALBUM SUNDAYS on WORLDWIDE FM

Vince Guaraldi ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ with Neil Cowley and Colleen...

Get yourself in the holiday spirit ith a look back at 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' for our Classic Abums Worldiwde Podcast.

Kate Bush ‘The Sensual World’

This month Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy reveals the story behind one of the finest albums in Kate Bush's career.

David Bowie “Heroes”

Listen to our latest Worldwide FM podcast, featuring David Bowie's iconic "Heroes".

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.

Erykah Badu ‘Mama’s Gun’ Legacy Playlist

Often referred to as the Queen of Neo-Soul, check out this playlist of music inspired by 'Mama's Gun' including Amy Winehouse, Solange & more.

Erykah Badu ‘Mama’s Gun’ Musical Leadup Playlist

A defining album of the noughties, check out the playlist of music that inspired the album including Billie Holiday, D'Angelo, Prince, Common, Mos Def & more.

Nina Simone ‘Black Gold’ Legacy Playlist

Few artists command the respect of Nina Simone, she was the master of vocal versatility.  Subtle changes of her voice to suit whatever the music needed.

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 Sundays16/01/2020 @ 10:37
January's Album of the Month is the Soulquarian classic 'Mama's Gun' by Erykah Badu as voted by YOU! You can read more at https://bit.ly/2teM4uS

Our listening sessions this month:
19 January in London at Brilliant Corners (only 2 tickets left!): https://www.facebook.com/events/463544544312437/
19 January in Oslo at Kulturhuset: https://bit.ly/2u7V0lu
19 January at Classic Album Sundays Sydney: https://www.facebook.com/events/857617031324213/
26 January in Washington DC at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe: https://bit.ly/2G0ptVj
26 January with Sweat Records in Miami at Soundlux Audio: https://www.facebook.com/events/774881323007778/
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Classic Album Sundays14/01/2020 @ 14:07
One of the musicians we most admire at CAS HQ is Kate Bush. She has inspired so many artists and in this blog, we highlight 5 young artists who are keeping her spirit alive in their own music and performance.

https://classicalbumsundays.com/the-legacy-of-kate-bush-in-five-records/
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Classic Album Sundays08/01/2020 @ 10:52
We lost many great musicians in the last decade. One of the most significant was David Bowie and today would have been his 73rd birthday.

Celebrate his entry into our galaxy with us. Colleen reviews some of her favourite Bowie records plus links to interviews, playlists and more at https://classicalbumsundays.com/david-bowie-1947-2016/
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Classic Album Sundays06/01/2020 @ 20:02
Analogue Foundation brought together Classic Album Sundays Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy and @ChannelOnChannel One Sound System - one of UK's most known and respected reggae sound systems. In this enriching interview hosted by Colleen, selector Mikey Dread and MC Ras Kayleb talk about many aspects of their work including; Channel One’s hand built sound system, the warm feeling of analogue sound and the dedication and passion behind the sound system lifestyle. If you like, please share!
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Classic Album Sundays23/12/2019 @ 17:38
Martin Freeman picks his favourite albums from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s and 10s
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Classic Album Sundays19/12/2019 @ 11:17
We are giving away two pairs of tickets to CAS Canterbury Presents The Libertines 'Up The Bracket' this Saturday at Vinylstore Jr. All you have to do to be in with a chance is comment and share this post! We will contact the winners on Friday evening.

All attendees will also be entered into a raffle to win prizes such as a GrooveWasher record cleaning kit, a vinyl copy of the album, Classic Album Sundays slipmatt and a 7" picture frame.
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