Edge of Jazz
A dedicated radio show for Exeter and the World Wide Web
Jazz Links and more!
The speed with which FOPP Records in the High Street opened and closed is regrettable. The nearest branch is now at College Green in Bristol, and Exeter is left with a dire HMV branch in Princesshay. Elsewhere in the City Jamie is the helpful owner of Rooster Records at 98 Fore St Exeter, EX4 3HY Telephone 01392 272009, where you can find an intriguing mixture of vinyl and CD’s, but no website yet.
Pueblo Records and tapes: Based in Pueblo Colorado USA they seem able to find any jazz CD you might want. Their website is pueblorecordsandtapes.com- phone 719-561-1700 (time difference is 7 hours ahead) e mail email@example.com and follow their (intermittent) twitter feed @pueblorecords Good prices too!
I’d also recommend The Drift Record Shop in Totnes www.driftrecordshop.com or at 103 High Street Totnes TQ9 5SN (01803 866828) for its eclectic and far ranging stock. Get on the mailing list!
Depending on your pockets and your devotion to the music www.amazon.co.uk is a usually reliable source, as is the parent company at www.amazon.com - but with the latter be sure to check out the prevailing exchange rate before buying!
As far as the written word is concerned there is extensive coverage of jazz and jazz related events in many newspapers and I’d particularly commend the coverage in the Guardians’ Friday supplement and online at www.guardian.co.uk/music/jazz . However for much more details of the British Jazz scene it’s hard to beat the authoritative Jazzwise magazine www.jazzwisemagazine.com which gives good coverage of the widest possible news and some excellent reviews. If you’re looking for a more regionalised publication then www.jazzservices.org.uk supported by the English Arts Council and edited from Cardiff is an essential read.
Other (often strange) Links:
Exeweb is the unofficial website for Exeter City Football Club and can be found at www.exeweb.com and you’ll see just how fanatical a group of fans can be about a football (or soccer if you’re in the US!) club. In 2013 the Club will have been owned by its supporters for 10 years after nearly going out of business entirely.
Finally one of my other abiding interests is helping to restore the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway which closed in 1935. About 1 mile of track has reopened and there’s a lot more to do. Find out further details at www.lynton-rail.co.uk
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