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Son House and Reverend Gary Davis: The Perpetual Appeal Of The Blues

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Perfectly complementary in their earthy simplicity, the archive titles by Son House and Reverend Gary Davis offer an antidote to the antiseptic ephemera that is contemporary pop. None other than Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys curated the former's Forever On My Mind (and released it on his own Easy Eye Sound label) while the latter's ...

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Article: Book Review

Cronies, A Burlesque: Adventures with Ken Kesey, Neal Cassady, the Merry Pranksters and the Grateful Dead

Read "Cronies, A Burlesque: Adventures with Ken Kesey, Neal Cassady, the Merry Pranksters and the Grateful Dead</em>" reviewed by Doug Collette


Cronies, A Burlesque: Adventures with Ken Kesey, Neal Cassady, the Merry Pranksters and the Grateful Dead Ken Babbs 518 Pages ISBN: #978-0989446297 Tsunami Books 2022 Readers of Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (Farrar Straus Giroux, 1968) will no doubt recognize the name 'Ken Babbs.' Something of an ...

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Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO (12/10/71)

Label: Rhino
Released: 2021
Track listing: CD 1: Bertha; Me and My Uncle; Mr. Charlie; Loser; Beat It On Down The Line; Sugaree; Jack Straw; Next Time You See Me; Tennessee Jed; El Paso; Big Railroad Blues; Casey Jones. CD 2: Good Lovin'; Brokedown Palace; Playing in the Band; Run Rudolph Run; Deal; Sugar Magnolia; Comes A Time. CD 3: Truckin'>Drums>The Other One>Sitting on Top of the World>The Other One>Not Fade Away>Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad>Not Fade Away; One More Saturday Night.

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Grateful Dead (Skull & Roses)

Label: Rhino
Released: 2021
Track listing: CD 1 - Bertha; Mama Tried; Big Railroad Blues; Playing in the Band; The Other One; Me & My Uncle; Big Boss Man; Me & Bobby McGee; Johnny B. Goode; Wharf Rat; Not Fade Away / Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad. CD 2: Good Lovin'; Sing Me Back Home; Mama Tried; Cryptical Envelopment/Drums/The Other One; Big Boss Man; Not Fade Away/Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad/Not Fade Away.

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Grateful Dead: Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO (12/10/71)

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A cull from Listen to the River: St. Louis '71-'72-73 (Rhino, 2021), a twenty-disc box of Grateful Dead live recordings, Fox Theatre, St. Louis , MO 12/10/71 was prepared and configured like an exclusive standalone title. Headed by chief keeper of the vault, David Lemieux, the team of curators lavish a level of creativity and attention ...

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Article: Album Review

Bob Gorry: GoBruCcio

Read "GoBruCcio" reviewed by Kyle Simpler


Jerry Garcia once tried to explain the Grateful Dead's appeal by comparing them to licorice. He pointed out that not everybody likes licorice, but the people who do “really like licorice." The same principle could easily apply to free jazz. There's a unique appeal to free improvisation that some listeners embrace, while others might quickly turn ...

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Article: Book Review

Immortal Axes: Guitars That Rock

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Immortal Axes: Guitars That Rock Lisa S. Johnson 388 pages ISBN: # 978-1648960239 Princeton Architectural Press 2021 Sometimes a guitar is just a guitar. More often, however, it's a talisman or a totem, a combination of toy and weapon, simultaneous object of love and hate. Above all, though, it's ...

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Article: Interview

Zakir Hussain: Making Music, Part 2-2

Read "Zakir Hussain: Making Music, Part 2-2" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Part 1 | Part 2 It seemed inevitable that Zakir Hussain would collaborate with jazz musicians as the '70s unfolded. Jazz had been sidling up to Indian classical music gradually since the early '60s. In 1962, Gary Peacock and Bud Shank played on Ravi Shankar's album Improvisations (World Pacific), although this was ...

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Article: Album Review

Grateful Dead: Grateful Dead (Skull & Roses)

Read "Grateful Dead (Skull & Roses)" reviewed by Doug Collette


Grateful Dead, the second album of concert recordings released by the iconic band for Warner Brothers Records, resides squarely in the sweet spot between the expansive likes of its corollary, Live Dead (Warner Bros., 1969) and the economical studio recordings this group issued in between, Workingman's Dead (Warner Bros., 1970) and American Beauty (Warner Bros., 1970). ...


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