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ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Seven Women (Plus Three) 2018 – Part VIII

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Cheryl Bentyne (and Mark Winkler)
Eastern Standard Time
Café Pacific Records

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Aretha Franklin, The Lady Soul: 1942 - 2018

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Soul Music may have been invented by others, but it was properly perfected only when Aretha Louise Franklin departed her modest success at Columbia Records for superstardom with Atlantic Records in 1966. On January 24, 1967, Franklin entered Rick Hall's (Florence Alabama Music Enterprises) FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, to record, “I Never Loved a ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans, 3rd Edition

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Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans, 3rd Edition
John Broven
360 Pages
ISBN: # 978-1455619511
Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
2016

Where Julian C. Piper's Blues From The Bayou: The Rhythms Of Baton Rouge (Pelican Publishing, 2018) represents a history told vertically, drilling deep into a small slice of time ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Roseanna Vitro: Tell Me The Truth

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It is completely fitting that vocalist Roseanna Vitro conceive of and release a recording devoted to the music of the American South. But, this is not just any thoughtlessly- assembled concept recording. Vitro is the master of intelligently programmed and produced thematic albums as evidenced by: Catching Some Rays: The Music of Ray Charles (Telarc, 1997); ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Blues From the Bayou: The Rhythms of Baton Rouge by Julian C. Piper

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Blues From the Bayou: The Rhythms of Baton Rouge
Julian C. Piper
159 Pages
ISBN: # 978-1455623099
Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
2018

History may be told horizontally or vertically or some combination of both. Some historians give a 360-degree panoramic view of their subject, while others drill down deep ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Rory Block: A Woman’s Soul: A Tribute to Bessie Smith

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Blues guitarist and vocalist Rory Block serves up an inspired portrait of and homage to Bessie Smith on A Woman's Soul: A Tribute to Bessie Smith. Block has recorded several “tribute" albums, including Blues Walkin' Like a Man: A Tribute to Son House (Stoney Plain, 2008); Shake 'Em On Down: A Tribute to Mississippi Fred McDowall ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Blue Grass, Newgrass, Old-Time, and Americana Music by Craig Harris

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Blue Grass, Newgrass, Old-Time, and Americana Music
Craig Harris
400 Pages
ISBN: # 978-1455624010
Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
2018

Musician/author Craig Harris' previous book, The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014) focused intensely on a single pixel in the universe he reveals in his present expansive ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Portrait of a Phantom: The Story of Robert Johnson’s Lost Photograph by Zeke Schein with Poppy Z. Bright

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Portrait of a Phantom: The Story of Robert Johnson's Lost Photograph
Zeke Schein with Poppy Z. Bright
400 Pages
ISBN: # 978-1455622450
Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
2017

We have been quickly approaching a reportage endgame on the legend and reality of storied bluesman, Robert Johnson. There exist several unpublished ...

Ben Paterson: Live at Van Gelder's

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Following up his very well-received recordings That Old Feeling (Cellar Live Records, 2018) and For Once in My Life (Origin Records, 2015), Ben Paterson enters the sanctum santorium of jazz recording, Rudy Van Gelder's Studio in Hackensack, NJ. Having collided somewhere with saxophonist/entrepreneur Cory Weeds, the two initiate an idea perfect to the pair's hard bop ...

Improvising Trio: Manna for Thought

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This is the house that Ornette Coleman built some 60 years ago. Guitarist Dom Minasi and his like-minded colleagues, vocalist Nora McCarthy and saxophonist Ras Moshe, show that the free jazz tradition is very much alive as we approach the third decade of the new millennium. Minasi has for the past 20 years, progressed further into ...