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Dreams To Remember by Mark Ribowsky, review: 'commendably thorough'

telegraph.co.uk — The son of a sharecropper turned church deacon, with whom he had a fractious relationship, Redding grew up in Macon, Georgia, during the Jim Crow period of "colored only" drinking fountains and railway waiting rooms. His early hero was the flamboyantly zoot-suited and mascara'd Little Richard, Macon's most famous son, who sang lascivious songs with a gospel intensity and was to be a powerful influence on Redding's music.
Jul 20, 2015

My review of an enjoyable new biography of Otis Redding, 'a soulful force of nature': telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/…

Al Green leaves soul music for gospel: from the archive, 16 July 1984

theguardian.com — The Rev Al Green's transformation from soul music star to gospel preacher carries an appropriate whiff of Pauline conversion and of God working in mysterious ways. Green was 28 and America's most popular soul singer when in 1974 he went into hospital with second-degree burns after a girlfriend poured boiling food over him in the bath and then shot herself dead with Green's gun.

Would it have been kinder not to publish Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman?

telegraph.co.uk — The first thing you notice about Go Set A Watchman - and it is crucial - is the voice in which it is written. To Kill A Mockingbird is written in the first person; it is the voice of Scout, looking back on the defining event of her childhood.
Jul 10, 2015

.@mickbrownwriter's review of Go Set a Watchman's 1st chapter is great & meant he couldn't discuss Cabaye all morning telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/…

Jul 10, 2015

Would it have been kinder not to publish Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman? | via @Telegraph telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/…

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On safari with Damian Aspinall - in Kent

telegraph.co.uk — Over the past 40 years Howletts - founded by his father, , in 1957 as a private fancy - and its sister park at Port Lympne have become among the world's leading zoological establishments, not only in the breeding of rare and endangered species, but in the practice of reintroducing animals into the wild.

'Please - we need holidaymakers to come to Kos'

telegraph.co.uk — But for visitors there is no limit. And the previous day Mr Sifakis had called a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce, the hoteliers and restaurateurs, reminding them that credit card payments will be accepted from all European banks, 'and that we must show a nice tourist image of the island.
Jul 03, 2015

'We need holidaymakers to come to Kos' - How the Greek Euro crisis is affecting a holiday island | via @Telegraph telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Jul 03, 2015

RT @mickbrownwriter: 'We need holidaymakers to come to Kos' - How the Greek Euro crisis is affecting a holiday island | via @Telegraph telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Benjamin Markovits: 'The empty streets of Detroit feel rural'

telegraph.co.uk — The son of two law professors - an American Jewish father and a German Christian mother - Markovits was born in California, grew up "slightly oddball" in Texas, and spent time at schools in England and Germany. He is also a former professional basketball player - one of the few, perhaps, who would name John Betjeman as a favourite poet.
Jun 25, 2015

My interview with Benjamin Markovits, talking about his excellent new novel about #Detroit telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/…

Jun 25, 2015

Benjamin Markovits: 'The empty streets of Detroit feel rural' | via @Telegraph telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/…

Jun 25, 2015

'As soon as you get a black president you license a suppressed racism in the culture.' telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/…

England women's football: World Cup glory and maternity disputes

telegraph.co.uk — Jill Scott, Lianne Sanderson and Alex Scott lead a training run. PHOTO: Polly Braden 'No quarter asked, no quarter given,' Sampson instructed, echoing the mantra 'train as you play', as the tackles came flying in thick and fast.

Bobby Womack, The Preacher, boxed set review: 'superb'

telegraph.co.uk — After enjoying early success as a member of the Valentinos, working as guitarist for his mentor Sam Cooke - and then being cast into the wilderness for marrying Cooke's widow Barbara three months after Cooke's death - Bobby Womack built his reputation as a session musician and a songwriter, not least for Wilson Pickett.

The Complete Stax Soul Singles review: 'a poignant catalogue of broken dreams'

telegraph.co.uk — Founded by Jim Stewart, a Memphis bank-manager and country music fan, Stax had originally founded to record country music, only moving into rhythm and blues when Stewart noticed the enormous pool of black talent on his own doorstep.
May 25, 2015

The Complete Stax Soul Singles review: 'a poignant catalogue of broken dreams' | via @Telegraph telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/…

May 26, 2015

@mickbrownwriter: The Complete Stax Soul Singles telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/…” A lovely piece, Mick. Dead right about the Johnny Daye track.

The Rothschild treasures given centre stage at the British Museum

telegraph.co.uk — Baron Ferdinand Rothschild with his poodle Poupon in about 1890 (JOHN THOMSON/WADDESDON /THE ROTHSCHILD COLLECTION/THE NATIONAL TRUST) Funded by the Rothschild Foundation, under the direction of Lord (Jacob) Rothschild - the 4th Baron Rothschild, head of the British branch of the dynasty - and his daughter Hannah, the new gallery will provide an unparalleled opportunity to view one of the most extraordinary private collections of artworks ever assembled in Britain.
May 18, 2015

RT @TelegraphMag: Wonders of Waddesdon: the Renaissance treasures being presented anew for the 21st-century telegraph.co.uk/a/11605250 pic.twitter.com/lbHZclZFK0

Jun 12, 2015

The new gallery for the Waddesdon Bequest at the British Museum opened yesterday - and it's magnificent telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/11…

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Sep 02, 2015

RT @VictoriaPeckham: Corbyn has no unique claim upon virtue. @rafaelbehr superb on how JC's acolytes excuse his awful political bedfellows theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Sep 01, 2015

@dwinnera Cheers, Davd. Kudos to my good friend David Robson - who isn't on Twitter - for putting me on to it

Sep 01, 2015

Very evocative film about London's Jewish East End, now all but vanished. Look at those faces.... youtube.com/watch?v=yKtwSi…

Aug 20, 2015

'We Are Not Dangerous, We Are in Danger': Inside 'The Jungle' Migrant Camp huffingtonpost.co.uk/mike-snelle/in… via @HuffPostUK

Aug 13, 2015

@PalaceNewsOnly JB-W will have a long way to travel if he's 'spending the entire campaign in Devon'. Burton is in Staffordshire

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