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Monthly Archives: September 2008

Vee-Jay – Definitive Collection

The first successful African-American-owned record label, Vee-Jay, was formed in 1953, six years before Berry Gordy formed Motown. Its catalog eventually boasted a wider...

Electric Prunes – Release of an Oath

The '60s produced some mighty weird bands, perhaps none odder than the Electric Prunes. The group is primarily known for its 1967 hit "I...

James Hunter – Believe What I Say

This U.S. release of Hunter's '96 U.K.-distributed album shows Hunter honing the skills that would lead to his new album, People Gonna Talk. If...

Steve Trovato – Country Jazzmaster

Jerry Reed's "Guitar Man" is the perfect opener for Steve Trovato's sophomore release - not only thematically (the song made famous by Elvis is...

Mike Martin – 2 of 5

Mike Martin is a player with considerable chops who started on the East Coast before moving south. He has played with various bands of...

Lexie Roth – One Long Blink

Roth was 17 when she started recording this project, 19 when she finished, and it's testament to her talent and maturity that you can't...

Gil Parris – Gil Parris and Friends Live

We've discussed Gil's playing in these pages several times, and this DVD reinforces that use of ink. Shot at the Irvington Town Hall Theater...

Pete Seeger/Bruce Springsteen – Give Us Your Poor

The fascinating, and moving, concept behind Give Us Your Poor differs from previous fundraising, conscious-awareness efforts, in that established musicians are teamed with talented...

Canned Heat – Live at Montreux

The story of Canned Heat has more twists and turns than Spinal Tap's evolution from the Thamesmen to Spinal Tap, Mark II. Which is...

Patty Larkin – Watch the Sky

Patty Larkin is one of the finest acoustic guitarists in the world. On her 12th release, Watch The Sky, she focuses on her songwriting,...
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