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For about six years, from 1968 through 1975, the Band was one of the most popular and influential rock groups in the world, their music embraced by critics (and, to a somewhat lesser degree, the public) as seriously as the music of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Their albums were analyzed and reviewed as intensely as any records by their one-time employer and sometime mentor Bob Dylan. And for a long time, their personalities were as recognizable individually to the casual music public as the members of the Beatles. The Band, 1968.Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson and Robbie Robertson in the Catskills posing for Music From Big Pink

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Kenny Roby & Forest Sun: Kindred Spirits of Americana

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For all the attention garnered in recent years by the Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, the Lumineers, et.al., a raft of other Americana artists go largely unrecognized. The Felice Brothers top the list of the unsung nouveau folksters, but Kenny Roby and Forest Sun should be in that tally too: with the former's eponymous album and ...

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Article: Book Review

The Music Never Stops: What Putting on 10,000 Shows Has Taught Me About Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Magic By Peter Shapiro

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The Music Never Stops: What Putting on 10,000 Shows Has Taught Me About Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Magic Peter Shapiro 352 Pages ISBN: 978-0306845185 Hachette Book Group 2022 By the time readers finish poring through the three hundred fifty-two some pages of The Music Never Stops, ...

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Article: Interview

Tom "Bones" Malone: Amazing Career That's One In A Million, Part 2

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Part 1 | Part 2 World-famous trombonist and multi-instrumentalist Tom “Bones" Malone talks about his incredible career spanning Saturday Night Live, The Blues Brothers, Gil Evans, Frank Zappa, Blood, Sweat, & Tears, The Brecker Brothers, David Sanborn, Late Show with David Letterman, and so much more with All About Jazz contributor and saxophonist Matthew ...

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Article: Interview

Tom "Bones" Malone: Amazing Career That's One In A Million, Part 1

Read "Tom "Bones" Malone: Amazing Career That's One In A Million, Part 1" reviewed by Matthew Alec


Part 1 | Part 2 World-famous trombonist and multi-instrumentalist Tom “Bones" Malone talks about his incredible career spanning Saturday Night Live, The Blues Brothers, Gil Evans, Frank Zappa, Blood, Sweat, & Tears, The Brecker Brothers, David Sanborn, Late Show with David Letterman, and so much more with All About Jazz contributor and saxophonist Matthew ...

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Stage Fright 50th Anniversary Edition 2CD

Label: Universal Music Group
Released: 2021
Track listing: CD1:The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show; The Shape I'm In; Daniel And The Sacred Harp; Stage Fright; The Rumor; Time To Kill; Just Another Whistle Stop; All La Glory; Strawberry Wine; Sleeping; Strawberry Wine; Sleeping ; Get Up Jake (#1); Get Up Jake (#2); The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show; Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu; Calgary Blues. CD 2:The Shape I'm In; Time To Kill; The Weight; King Harvest (Has Surely Come); Strawberry Wine; Rockin' Chair; Look Out Cleveland; I Shall Be Released; Stage Fright; Up On Cripple Creek; The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show; We Can Talk; Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever; The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down; Across the Great Divide; The Unfaithful Servant; Don't Do It; The Genetic Method; Chest Fever; Rag Mama Rag.

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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: Blues Deluxe

Summer 2021

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Blues Deluxe is a regular column comprised of pithy takes on recent blues and roots-music releases of note. It spotlights titles in those genres that might otherwise go unnoticed under the cultural radar. Mike Younger Burning The Bigtop Down Self Produced 2021 The backstory of an album is ...

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Article: Album Review

Amy Helm: What The Flood Leaves Behind

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Amy Helm possesses all the inner direction, motivation and independence of her father, Levon, the drummer and vocalist for The Band. As evidence of those inherent character traits, she projects her personality with no traces of self-consciousness not only in her collaborations--Sisters of the Strawberry Moon's Solstice (New West Records, 2019), produced by the North Mississippi ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac: A Green Sun Sets On The Blue Horizon

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There are times when the stars align in a dramatic and symbiotic way. Although Mick Fleetwood had talked about a tribute concert to honor friend and British blues slide guitar giant Peter Green for years, Fleetwood was tenacious and succeeded in bringing together an all-star roster of close to 20 musicians on February 25, 2020, days ...


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