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Popa Chubby: The Catfish

Read "The Catfish" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Popa Chubby sees life like this: “Everything is breaking down. The lines are being redefined." With his shaven head and tattooed arms, Chubby--born Ted Horowitz in New York City--may seem an unlikely commentator on the way the world is going, still less someone warranting inclusion on a jazz website.

But right away, as ...

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Popa Chubby - Back to New York City (2011)

Popa Chubby - Back to New York City (2011)

This is a script-flipped blues rock, with a plugged-in emphasis on the rock part. Back to New York City, in many ways, is as loud as it is brash—a thundering restatement of Popa Chubby's outsized persona and even outer-sized personality. But peel away the scalding licks, and the stomping rhythms, and the braying vocals, and you find—like ...

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Popa Chubby - Stealing the Devil's Guitar (2006)

Popa Chubby - Stealing the Devil's Guitar (2006)

By Derrick Lord It has long been the first trap any musician must jump once they hit it big. A successful record means a lot of people hear your music and from that point on you have a decision to make: Do you stick with the tried and true formula and give the less discerning fans out ...