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Address: 171 North End Road, London W14.
Dates: 8th May1975 to 19th July 1980.
Past Use: Pub (Three Kings) built 1904.
Current Use: Sports pub with multiple TV screens called the Famous three Kings (in the 1990s it was briefly called Via Fossa).

This pub was turned by the brewer Fuller’s (through a subsidiary the Griffin Catering Co) into a Country music venue with dining. It was opened by Chet Atkins. Jerry Reed and Hank Locklin were performers. A BBC television series “George the Fourth” with George Hamilton IV was shot here. By 1974 a diet of purely Country music was seen as unviable, and there was a brief foray into Cabaret (e.g. Helen Shapiro, the New Vaudeville Band, the Rocking Berries). The next year the venue was turned over to rock (initially retaining country two nights a week), with Grimm the first act to appear. Bands were booked by Dai Davies of the Albion Agency. Like a number of other venues it passed through pub rock on the way to punk. Arthur Brown, Georgie Fame, Dr Feelgood (who were residents), Eddie & the Hot Rods, Elvis Costello, the 101ers, the Undertones, Sex Pistols, Stranglers, and Siouxsie & the Banshees are amongst those who played at the Nashville. The Nashville closed as a venue when Fuller’s Brewery decided to sell the pub.

Tags:   Music Venue London Lost Venue Rock Music Pub Rock Nashville Room

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23rd November 2012 at Barbican, London EC2.

Country: India (British resident). Style: Hindustani instrumental / Flamenco Fusion.

Lineup: Anoushka Shankar (sitar), “El Melón” [Daniel Jimenez] (g), Sandra Camasco (v), Sanjeev Shankar (shehnai), Pirashanna Thevarajah (mridangam/ghatam/kanjira/morsing), “Taalis” [Bernhard Schimpelsberger] (cajón/udu), Kenji Ota (tanpura).

Anoushka Shankar won the Songlines 2012 Best Artist Award. She is the daughter of Ravi Shankar and studied the Sitar with him. Apart from still playing some traditional Hindustani instrumental concerts with her father she has largely moved off in other musical directions. The music played here came from the album “Traveller” described as a “Raga-Flamenco Journey”, and brings together musicans from both traditions. As well as India and Spain, they came from Austria and Japan. I’ve taken photos of Thevarajah playing in another fusion project (this time with Cuban music) and Carnatic music: www.flickr.com/photos/kmlivemusic/tags/pirashannathevarajah/.
More information: www.anoushkashankar.com/.

Tags:   World Music India Hindustani Music Flamenco Anoushka Shankar Sitar Songlines Awards Winners' Concert Barbican

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28th June 2013 at Ain't Nothing but the Blues Bar, London W1 (support band for Little Freddie King).

The National style Resonator Guitar has one or more metal cones instead of the wooden sound board. The instrument was developed in the United States in the 1920s and 30s by the National String Instrument Corporation to provide a louder instrument than an acoustic guitar. It differs from the Dobro in that with the convex surfaces of the resonator/s are uppermost. In the last couple of decades several companies in different parts of the world have manufactured their own versions of the National Guitar.

Resonator Guitars are assigned the number 321.322-6 in the Hornbostel-Sachs classification of musical instruments ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hornbostel-Sachs ), indicating:
3 = Chordophone. Instruments where the sound is primarily produced by the vibration of a string or strings that are stretched between fixed points.
32 = Composite Chordophone. Acoustic and electro acoustic instruments which have a resonator as an integral part of the instrument, and solid body electric chordophones.
321 = Lutes. Instruments where the plane of the strings runs parallel with the resonators surface.
321.3 = Handle Lutes. Instruments in which the string bearer is a plain handle.
321.32 = Necked Lutes. Instrument in which the handle is attached to, or carved from, the resonator, like a neck
321.322 = Necked Box Lutes. Instruments in which the resonator is built up from wood.
321.322-6 = Strings vibrated by a plectrum.

Tags:   Musical Instrument Hornbostel-Sachs Chordophone National style Resonator Guitar Resonator Guitar Guitar Owen Houlston Ain’t Nothing but the Blues Bar

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15th April 2011 at Royal Festival Hall (Bar level 2), London SE1.

The Kabuli Rubab (or Rabab) is found in Kashmir as well as Afghanistan. It is a different instrument from the Seni or Dhrupadi Rubab, popular in North India during the Mughal period, but now less common.

Rubabs are assigned the number 321.321-6 in the Hornbostel-Sachs classification of musical instruments ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hornbostel-Sachs ), indicating:
3 = Chordophone. Instruments where the sound is primarily produced by the vibration of a string or strings that are stretched between fixed points.
32 = Composite Chordophone. Acoustic and electro-acoustic instruments which have a resonator as an integral part of the instrument, and solid-body electric chordophones.
321 = Lutes. Instruments where the plane of the strings runs parallel with the resonator’s surface.
321.3 = Handle Lutes. Instruments in which the string bearer is a plain handle.
321.32 = Necked Lutes. Instrument in which the handle is attached to, or carved from, the resonator, like a neck
321.321 = Necked Bowl Lutes. Instrument with a resonator made from a bowl, either natural or carved.
321.321-6 = Strings vibrated by a plectrum.

Tags:   Musical Instrument Hornbostel-Sachs Chordophone Rubab [Kabuli] India Pakistan Ghulam Nabi Namtahali Southbank Centre

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4th May 2011 at d.b.a., New Orleans, USA.

Country: United States - New Orleans. Style: Blues.

Lineup: Walter "Wolfman" Washington (v/g), Antonio Gambell (trumpet), [probably] Leon "Kid Chocolate" Brown (trumpet), Jimmy Carpenter (tenor sax), Rick Fletcher (organ/keyboards), Jack Cruz (bass g), Wayne Maureau (d)

If anyone can confirm the lineup, particularly the second trumpet player, I would be most grateful.

Born in 1943 in New Orleans, Walter "Wolfman" Washington played in Johnny Adams band in the 1970s. As well as leading the Roadmasters, he plays in a trio with Joe Krown and Russell Batiste Jr.
In this photo: Washington plays his Gibson ES-135.
More information: www.walterwolfmanwashington.com/.

Tags:   Blues United States New Orleans Walter ‘Wolfman’ Washington ES-135 Guitar Gibson Guitar Electric Guitar Archtop Guitar Guitar d.b.a.


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