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The Who: Live At The Fillmore East 1968

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For long-time fans of the the Who acquainted with the less-than-stellar audio quality of bootlegs that have circulated over the years, this two-CD (and three-vinyl LP )fiftieth-anniversary set Live at the Fillmore East 1968 will no doubt be a revelation. Those more casual followers who may only know of the iconic British group as of their ...

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50 Years of Rolling Stone: The Music, Politics and People that Shaped Our Culture

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50 Years of Rolling Stone: The Music, Politics and People that Shaped Our Culture
288 Pages
ISBN: #1419724460
Harry N. Abrams
2017

A coffee table book for a generation, this near seven-pound tome entitles 50 Years of Rolling Stone is as philosophically weighty as its subtitle would imply. Or so ...

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Jazz Jantar 2017

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Jazz Jantar
Klub Zak
Gdańsk, Poland
November 9-12, 2017

Jazz Jantar is one of the less well-known Polish festivals (outside of Poland), but it has been running in the northern port of Gdańsk for two decades, and is housed by Klub Zak, an arts centre that has roots ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Steve Miller Band: Ultimate Hits

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In the near fifty years since the release of his debut album Children of the Future (Capitol, 1968)-produced by Glyn Johns prior to his work with the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who and the Eagles-Steve Miller has issued his share of anthologies, including one by that very title. Compiled and produced by the artist himself, ...

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The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 1: 1920-1965

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The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 1: 1920-1965
Ed Ward
416 Pages
ISBN: # 978-1250071163
Flatiron Books
2016

Ed Ward has been the Rock & Roll Historian on NPR's Fresh Air (WHYY, Philadelphia--Terry Gross) for thirty years. He is the author of Rock of Ages: The Rolling Stone History ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Rolling Stones: Blue And Lonesome

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Originally begun as an impromptu respite from the recording of new original material, the Rolling Stones' Blue and Lonesome quickly turned into a rediscovery of the group's blues roots. And along the way toward completing the three days of sessions, the iconic rockers rediscovered themselves as a band with as much purpose and passion.

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Nenad Georgievski's Best Releases of 2016

Read "Nenad Georgievski's Best Releases of 2016" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

There is a poem by a Russian poet Velimir Khlebnikov titled “When Horses Die" that I came across to by accident. It goes like “When horses die they breathe when grasses die, they wither, when suns die they go out, and when people die they sing songs." For many musicians, the year 2016 was final and ...

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Rolling Stones - Ole Ole Ole!: A Trip Across Latin America

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Rolling Stones
Ole Ole Ole!: A Trip Across Latin America
Fathom Events
2016

Although it is compels watching more than once to absorb the varied detail within its two-hours plus duration, The Rolling Stones' Latin American tour documentary, Ole Ole Ole!, is worth seeing just for a single, priceless five minute interval ...

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The Rolling Stones: Blue And Lonesome

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We should be clear of one thing: were it not for the British Invasion, the United States would likely not have been introduced to its own folk music as early as she was. Gospel, blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, soul, country, and rock and roll all, at least partly, depended on breaking into the lucrative lily-white ...

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The Rolling Stones: Blue And Lonesome

Read "Blue And Lonesome" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Among those jazz fans who take a nip of rock & roll from time to time, there may be a secret wish that groups like The Rolling Stones would head for their overdue retirement. That the seventy-three year old Sir Michael Philip “Mick" Jagger and his septuagenarian bandmates have nothing left to prove, is long established. ...