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November Desk Clearing: Tift Merritt, Chuck Prophet, Wild Reeds And Morphine

The Grammy Museum has added 25 important songs to its Hall of Fame. The new tunes are: Arlo Guthrie – “The City of New Orleans” The Beach Boys – “I Get Around” Billie Holiday – Lady Sings the Blues Blind … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Aug. 3-5 (Greyhounds/Bird Dogs edition)

Quickly I wanted to put together the rundown of shows for the rest of the work-week that grabbed my attention. Hopefully I will get to the weekend shows too. Wed. 8/3   Top Show: The Explorer Club mine a wonderful … Continue reading

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July Desk Clearing: Bowie, Flamin’ Groovies, Black Oak Arkansas & Porter Wagoner

So the big music news this week probably is the announcement that Bruce Springsteen is releasing a companion CD to accompany the publication of this autobiography Born To Run on Sept. 27. The CD, entitled Chapter and Verse, is an … Continue reading

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Monday Desk Clearing: Velvet Crush, Electrical Prunes &Tragically Hip

I wanted to catch up on some music items that have crossed my desk, and I’m more will come once I post this…But let me start off with one of my favorite topics: cool reissues.   Omnivore Recordings has a … Continue reading

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What’s Old Is New: The City, Ted Hawkins And Daptone Gold

Light In The Attic, the fine folks who have reissued the Monks, Karen Dalton and Rodriguez (to name a few), will be putting out the long-out-of-print album by The City. on October 2. Who is “The City?” It was a … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Jan. 13-19 (The Happy Traum/Johnny Rivers edition)

The Grammys take over L.A. this week, particularly around the week’s end. Still there are a number of noteworthy shows, particularly for the nostalgia-minded. Mon. Jan. 13 Local rockers Terraplane Sun trek crosstown from Venice to Hollywood to play School … Continue reading

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Charles Bradley’s Doc – Soul Of America – Coming Out Soon

Charles Bradley is one of those late-blooming old-school soul singers – along with the likes of with Lee Fields, Bettye LaVette and Sharon Jones – who are happily achieving some career success now. Bradley has a particularly interesting life, full … Continue reading

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