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Dan Hicks And The Hot Licks: Greatest Licks - I Feel Like Singin'

Read "Greatest Licks - I Feel Like Singin'" reviewed by Chris Mosey

You never knew quite where you were with Dan Hicks And The Hot Licks--that was the great thing about them. Sometimes Hicks would come on stage looking like Cab Calloway in a red jacket, rainbow tie and black hat. Next night he'd be in his psychedelic cowboy outfit. And he nearly always wore a sardonic look ...

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The Brian Setzer Orchestra: Christmas Comes Alive

Read "Christmas Comes Alive" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Since 1994, former Stray Cats' guitarist Brian Setzer has led his own big band, specializing in a hybrid of rock and swing that was thought to have died with Bill Haley and the Comets. Also since that time, Setzer has made a cottage industry of playing holiday music with his big band, releasing Boogie Woogie Christmas ...

Royal Crown Revue: Caught in the Act

Read "Caught in the Act" reviewed by AAJ Staff

The crowd is raucous; a roughneck, with outrageous Brooklyn patois intones an announcement. “Your Honor, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, welcome to the Mint...and now, without further ado, it is my honor and privilege to introduce to you, for their stint at the Mint, the Royal Crown Revue!” The famous beat ensues, and the horns ...