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2006 Stories by j. poet

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  • The Meat Purveyors

    published August 3, 2006

    The Meat Purveyors bill themselves as a bluegrass band, and though their picking is surely as stellar as any traditional bluegrass band —... More >>

  • Willie Colón

    published July 27, 2006

    Bandleader, singer, composer, trombonist, Grammy winner, political activist, and living legend Willie Colón has done it all. He cut his first... More >>

  • John Lee Hooker Jr.

    published July 6, 2006

    As a teenager, John Lee Hooker Jr. was a featured player in John Lee Sr.'s road show and then spent the next twenty years fighting the demons of... More >>

  • Camille

    published June 29, 2006

    The title translates as The Thread, and the album is built on a subliminal tone that runs through every tune. A bit of electronica and a... More >>

  • Allison Moorer

    published June 29, 2006

    Most of Moorer's songs have always explored life's darker side, which is understandable; when she was a teenager, her father murdered her mother... More >>

  • Willie Colón

    published June 29, 2006

    Bandleader, singer, composer, trombonist, Grammy winner, political activist, and living legend Willie Colón has done it all. He cut his first... More >>

  • The Del McCoury Band

    published June 22, 2006

    Bluegrass maestro Del McCoury has bravely gone where few bluegrass bands have gone before, playing rock and jam-band venues, thereby introducing... More >>

  • Ralph Stanley

    published June 15, 2006

    Ralph Stanley's high, lonesome tenor has defined the art of bluegrass singing for more than 55 years, and although his top end is a bit rough... More >>

  • Tiger Baby

    published June 8, 2006

    Danish synth-pop trio Tiger Baby adds its name to the growing list of acts reviving and revitalizing the sound of early-Eighties New Wave dance... More >>

  • Jeffrey Foucault

    published June 1, 2006

    Ghost repeaters are unmanned radio stations that broadcast narrow, prerecorded playlists — the AM radio equivalent of the record bins at... More >>

  • I See Hawks in L.A.

    published June 1, 2006

    On their third album, the core members of I See Hawks in L.A. are joined by Chris Hillman (Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers), Rick Shea (Dave Alvin... More >>

  • Al Green

    published May 25, 2006

    The Belle Album is the last great secular record Al Green made before turning his life over to preaching the Gospel. (He returned to the Hi... More >>

  • The Aggrolites

    published May 25, 2006

    The Aggrolites play ska, the Sixties rhythm that gave birth to reggae, with a hard-core dedication to the style that's amazing. They capture the... More >>

  • Charley Pride

    published May 18, 2006

    Charley Pride was the first and, so far, only African-American country music superstar. He began recording in 1967, at the height of the civil... More >>

  • Hillstomp

    published May 11, 2006

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  • 13ghosts

    published May 4, 2006

    This sprawling 21-track album is the work of the Birmingham, Alabama-based duo of Brad Armstrong and Buzz Russell, recorded with the help of... More >>

  • Sugarplum Fairies

    published May 4, 2006

    The Austrian duo of singer Silvia Ryder and guitarist Ben Bohn have obviously listened to a lot of Velvet Underground albums. If Moe Tucker had... More >>

  • Moore Brothers

    published April 27, 2006

    The music of Oakland, California's Moore Brothers is like a poison ivy leaf: bright, green, sparkling, and likely to get under your skin and make... More >>

  • Hugh Masekela

    published April 20, 2006

    Trumpeter Hugh Masekela is the one South African musician almost everybody has heard of. His American profile received a big boost when he was a... More >>

  • Sugar Pie DeSanto

    published April 13, 2006

    Bandleader and producer Johnny Otis gave DeSanto the nickname "Little Miss Sugar Pie" because she was so small, weighing only 85 pounds. But when... More >>

  • Charanga Cakewalk

    published March 30, 2006

    Michael Ramos, the Austin, Texas musician who records as Charanga Cakewalk, grew up bilingual and bicultural and made a name for himself as a... More >>

  • Allen Ginsberg

    published February 16, 2006

    Allen Ginsberg is undoubtedly the greatest American poet of the latter part of the Twentieth Century. Bob Dylan's innovative lyrics owed a huge... More >>

  • Bombay Dub Orchestra

    published February 9, 2006

    A name like Bombay Dub Orchestra whets the appetite with an expectation of exotic delights beyond compare — a hybrid of dub reggae, Bollywood... More >>

  • Elvis Costello Live with the Metropole Orkest

    published February 9, 2006

    The Netherlands' Metropole Orkest, a jazz/pop/cabaret ensemble, recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. They're famous for collaborations with... More >>

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