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AMERICANA Classic Vintage Store Video

[fbnotliked]Insert Your “UNLIKED” Content Here[/fbnotliked] We’re so proud of our store video made by Linnea Andersson Roden. Take a look…

httpv://youtu.be/mmSQaiUb5ts

_______________________________________________________________Come see AMERICANA Classic Vintage at Gamla Brogatan 23 in Stockholm for yourself.

Until then, shop us online where we offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders in Europe!

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Pointer Brand Factory Video

httpv://vimeo.com/32325038

L.C. King Manufacturing Company - Bristol, Tennessee

________________________________________________________________Buy Pointer Brand at AMERICANA’s store in Stockholm. Visit us at Gamla Brogatan 23 for an all-American original! 

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Made Right Here: Pointer Brand from Bristol, Tennessee Since 1913

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNfUCosE3XM

…the clip also includes Nashville denim artisians from Imogene+Willie and belt maker Billy Moore from Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

L.C. King Manufacturing Company Makers of Pointer Brand

___________________________________________________________________________The ONLY place to get Pointer Brand in the Nordic Region is at AMERICANA Classic Vintage’s store on Gamla Brogatan in Stockholm. Come see us to get an all-American original.

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MTV Turns 30 Years Old

This year marks the 30th anniversary of MTV.  Watch the launch here…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw6xesXLIAA

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American Hippie Inspiration for Summer Music Festivals

Here’s an inspiring short documentary from 1967 about hippies for all of you attending the Peace & Love music festival in Borlänge…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKlVqTz8J5o&feature=player_embedded

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AMERICANA Classic Vintage can help you groove together your look for the music festivals this summer.

Shop our store at Gamla Brogatan 23 in Stockholm or online to get a unique festival look!

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Soul Train

One of my favorite American TV shows of all time is Soul Train.  When I was growing up, I anxiously awaited the broadcast every Saturday afternoon to hear all the latest R&B acts and learn some new moves.  A lot of other people liked American Bandstand, which was another music & dance show that also aired on Saturdays, but for me, Soul Train was “the hippest trip in America.”


My absolute favorite segment on the show was when the host Don Cornelius announced the “Soul Train Line.”  This lineup allowed the Soul Train dancers to showcase their best moves down a parallel line of all the other dancers.  This gave them a stage to let it all hang out & I loved every minute of it.  I still do.

Don Cornelius - Photo via B.E.T.

 

As Soul Train’s Don Corneilus always says at the end of the show…PEACE, LOVE & SOOOUUUL!

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For further listening, I recommend my absolute favorite CD box set:

Soul Train 25th Anniversary Box Set

Watch Soul Train & get some vintage inspiration:

The Best of Soul Train (9 DVDs)

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Put Some American Soul in Your Spring Wardrobe

AMERICANA Classic Vintage Online Shop Opens Later This Month

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Blue Gold: American Jeans

If you love denim, vintage, jeans, America, or all of the above, you must see this film.

To be released in early 2011. You can learn more here.


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Frosty’s Corn Cob Pipe Spotted In Finland

On a recent trip to Finland, I saw the all-American corn cob pipe for sale in Sokos Department Store.

Using a corn cob pipe is a very old-fashioned way of smoking tobacco in America. The original and largest maker of corn cob pipes is Missouri Meerschaum. In Finland the brand was selling for just €3.45 & €9.95! The Finns really know a good pipe at a good bargain.

Located in Washington, Missouri, Missouri Meerschaum has been manufacturing corn cob pipes since 1869.  Famous Americans such as General Douglas MacArthur and Mark Twain were perhaps the most famous smokers of this type of pipe, along with the cartoon characters such as Popeye and Frosty the Snowman.

Frosty The Snowman

Made from corn cobs, the pipes are crafted in a meticulous and traditional way. First, the cobs are dried for two years and then they are hollowed to make a bowl which holds the tobacco. Pine shanks are inserted into the bowls for reinforcement and the bowls are finally dipped into a plaster-based mixture and lacquered with a clear varnish on the outside.

Judging from some of the warm temperatures the U.S. has been having, perhaps Frosty has to go to Finland, the land of snow & frost, to get his pipes?!

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Red Wing Shoes Videos

Here’s a follow up to my earlier post about Red Wing.

It’s a video about the town, the factory and its generations of workers.

As an added bonus, here’s a Red Wing ad giving you permission to wear your boots to the beach this summer!

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Truly Americana Music: The Drive-By Truckers

The Drive-By Truckers is probably one of the best American roots rock bands around today. Their music is sometimes humorous, sometimes haunting and always honest about America & specifically the Deep South–their home & mine.

They blend arena rock-style guitars, with country twangs and mix in a little alternative rock to create a style of music that pays homage to the heritage of great American music. But it’s the stories in the songs that make people come back for more.

They’ve got a new album out called The Big To-Do which you may want to check out.  But their earlier work is worth a listen as well. Southern Rock Opera which recieved 4 stars from Rolling Stone, weaves the double-albums’ song topics through the filter of Lynyrd Skynyrd.  But my personal favorites are Pizza Deliverance and Gangstabilly which are among the band’s first releases.

No matter what you sample of their work, the Drive-By Truckers will surely give you a bit of Southern soul explanation & inspiration…plus, it’ll make you want to kick back & drink a cold one!

Verkligen Amerikansk Rotrockband: The Drive-By Truckers

DBT singing a dark song about my & their home (Lookout Mountain) at my & their other home that’s dark (40Watt Club in Athens, Georgia)

Drive-By Truckers är antagligen ett av de bästa amerikanska rotrockbanden idag.Deras musik har ibland humor, ibland berättar den oförglömliga historier men den är alltid uppriktig om Amerika och speciellt om den djupa södern–deras och min hembygd.

DBT blandar arenarockgitarrer med countryaccenter och mixar allt i en alternativrockstil vilket skapar en musik som hyllar den amerikanska musikens kulturarv. Men det är berättelserna i sångerna som gör att man kommer tillbaks för att lyssna på DBT.

DBT har ett nytt album ute “The Big To-Do” som du kanske vill kolla in. Men deras tidigare album är också givetvis väl värda att lyssna på. Dubbelalbumet “Southern Rock Opera,” 4 stjänor i Rolling Stone, blandar olika teman genom filtret Lynyrd Skynyrd. Bland mina personliga favoriter är deras tidiga album “Pizza Deliverance” och “Gangstabilly”.

Oberoende av vad du lyssnar på från DBT så ger dig musiken både förklaringar och inspiration vad gäller det som är speciellt med Södern…och den gör att man vill ta det lite lugnt och dricka en kall öl!

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