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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Various Artists: Innerpeace: Rare Spiritual Funk And Jazz Gems

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It took a few years for producer Bob Shad's newly formed Mainstream Records to nail its direction in the 1960s. A less than auspicious start was releasing the first singles by the latter-day Trump-boosting halfwit Ted Nugent. A better move, given hindsight, was releasing the debut album by Janis Joplin's Big Brother & The Holding Company. ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Lawrence Killian

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By Robert Paul Silverman

Lawrence Killian's drums talk, harkening back to the days in Africa when the drum was played as a form of communication, giving lightning power to communal dances.

Born September 5th, 1942 in Jersey City, Killian's uncle Al played trumpet with the legendary Ellington orchestra during one of its ...