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Rhythms of Labour: Music at Work in Britain
Rhythms of Labour: Music at Work in Britain
by Marek Korczynski
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £62.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rhythms of Labour Website and CD Package, 7 Oct. 2014
I'm one of the authors. To know more about the project behind the book, and to have the opportunity to buy the double CD of songs sung at work - which is designed to accompany the book - please visit the project's website called "Rhythms of Labour":

The River In Reverse
The River In Reverse
Offered by MediaMerchants
Price: £6.18

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2.0 out of 5 stars The Blues Are Not for Elvis, 21 July 2006
This review is from: The River In Reverse (Audio CD)
At near his best, he may be Almost Blue, but Elvis is near his worst when he sings the Blues.

I was looking forward to a soulful collaboration with Allen Toussaint. Unfortunately, this CD is too strongly influenced by the Blues, which unfortunately, Elvis can't really sing. I love the man, and have done for 25 years, but I just wish he could see that his voice and the Blues don't go together (recall Sour Milk Cow Blues, The Eisenhower Blues, quite a few from Kojak Variety etc.). There is no real 'feel' in the arrangements either, and Elvis' voice too often grates. Even the genuinely soulful 'All These Things' has been done better by Elvis solo in the past (see extended re-issue of Blood and Chocolate).

After all his great successes, he's allowed some poor ones, and this is one of those.

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