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Monthly Archives: June 2000
The North Mississippi Allstars are the sons of well-known bluesmen and producers who play roots rock and boogie blues with spirit and abandon. This first CD comes after three years of gigging and includes favorite songs by Fred McDowell, R.L. … Continue reading
After more than a decade of playing acoustic blues and roots music, guitarist Alvin Youngblood Hart has produced an electric CD of songs he calls ‘freedom rock.’ Hart loaded his guitars and amps into his truck and hit the road … Continue reading
Saxophonist David Brown, known for playing with Beck, has brought together some of his favorite musicians to record a CD of “tropicalia” inspired by his world travels. In 2002, he says, he wants to buy a freighter and play in … Continue reading
The major label debut from this veteran L.A. Crew has been as well received as it was eagerly awaited. The J-5 flavor is a toast to the classic elements of hip-hop: funk, epic sensibility, upfull humor and bomb DJ’s. “Quality … Continue reading