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Monthly Archives: November 2000
Peter Case is a veteran of the punk-power pop scene of the late 70′s and early 80′s. He played with The Nerves and had a hit with the Plimsouls. By 1986 Case embarked on a solo career that has produced … Continue reading
In the ’60s, jazz took a turn toward rock and there was fusion. Now violinist Mat Maneri leads a quartet of New York’s finest improvisors in a spirited update of pre-fusion ’60s jazz, paying homage to such legends as Eric … Continue reading
Since 1994, Gary Nuñez and Plena Libre have almost single-handedly rescued Puerto Rico’s national rhythm, Plena, from obscurity and placed it solidly on the Latin charts. The tight, thirteen-piece orchestra’s eighth release, “Mas Libre”, deftly transforms this once-rural folk form … Continue reading
With a career spanning fifty-plus years, a long-running TV show (with Dolly Parton), a host of number one songs, and a slot on the Grand Ole Opry, it might seem a little risky to release an album called "The Best … Continue reading
Marshall Crenshaw may be one of America’s best pop songwriters. Raised in Detroit, Crenshaw was strongly influenced by the wide range of musical styles prevalent there in the 60′s and 70′s. The self-effacing Crenshaw had a hit with the perennial … Continue reading