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Monthly Archives: November 2001

Brian Setzer – The Knife Feels Like Justice

 

I was extremely happy to see this on CD. I loved this album when it came out in ’86, and it still sounds wonderful. I guess you’d call this post-Cats/pre-swing Brian. Musically, it really doesn’t relate much to either. I guess in this day and age, this is “Americana. ” It’s produced by Don Gehman, […]

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The Doobie Brothers – Long Train Runnin’ 1970-2000

 

Yes, there really has been a couple different versions of the Doobie Brothers, musically, and personnel-wise. And as far as I’m concerned, both were great bands, working in slightly different veins. All of them and more represented here on this nice four-CD set. The first disc and a half show off the band under the […]

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Boss MA-1

Spice Up a Small Amp
 

Normally, when you think of an effect pedal, an image of a stompbox comes to mind; one you step on, or one that performs a dramatic effect on the sound of your instrument. The Boss MA-1 Mascot Amplifier is definitely not a stompbox. It’s not meant to be stepped on. But using it in a […]

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Boss MA-1

Spice Up a Small Amp
 

Normally, when you think of an effect pedal, an image of a stompbox comes to mind; one you step on, or one that performs a dramatic effect on the sound of your instrument. The Boss MA-1 Mascot Amplifier is definitely not a stompbox. It’s not meant to be stepped on. But using it in a […]

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November 2001

 

FEATURES The Different Strummer Magnatone Solidbody Guitars Few guitar freaks seem to know much about Magnatone solidbody electric guitars, which were made in the U.S. by Magna from 1956 until about ’66. This is their story. By Michael Wright Dave Mason The Worcester Warbler Many pop music fans are aware of his work in Traffic […]

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Kenny “Blue” Ray – Git It!

 

I’ve lost count! I believe this is Kenny’s sixth self-produced CD. And, as have its predecessors, Git It, his most recent effort, again illustrates Blue Ray’s dedication to the blues craft. Rumor has it his next release will be on the J.S.P. label. I say go Kenny go … go! …you a hard woukin dude. […]

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