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Experiencing The Soul Of Otis Redding

By Dennis Loren “There is something very special and intimate about seeing and hearing an exceptional solo artist or great band performs in a small venue. When I lived in San Francisco in the late-‘60s, I was a regular at t...
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Celebrating Record Stores

A Chat with the Creators of The Record Store Book By Mike Spitz (photographer) Q: Did you know right away you wanted to use film vs. digital photos? A: Film definitely was my first choice because the theme was nostalgic, about ...
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Ray-Brown

Soular Energy: Better Than Ever!

THIS REISSUE OF A CLASSIC RECORDING IS SOMETHING TO GET JAZZED ABOUT By Michael Fremer The late Carl E. Jefferson’s Concord Records, (now owned by Concord Music Group, which owns Fantasy, Prestige, Riverside, Stax, Specialty,...
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The Record Parlour

Hooray for Hollywood Record Stores

DATELINE: HOLLYWOOD by Jim Kaplan ~ When did Hollywood become hipster haven? A dozen years ago I was employed by the LA Weekly, its offices at the time were on Sunset Blvd. near Highland Ave. We didn’t go out to our cars alon...
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The Seeds

Pushin’ Too Hard

RAGS TO RICHES IN THE NEW SEEDS DOCUMENTARY By Harvey Kubernik   Pushin’ Too Hard, a long form documentary about seminal garage band The Seeds, directed by Neil Norman and produced by Alec Palao for the Crescendo Production...
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Magical Logic

BEA LAM AND LUKE MANLEY ARE THE “EARS” AND “BRAINS” BEHIND VTL by David Thomson~ Boring. That’s the term Bea Lam, Luke Manley’s better half at VTL, uses to describe her experience when listening to d...
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Rolling Stones

Magical Mysteries Revisited

New Beatles, Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan and the Band DVD Releases By Harvey Kubernik  If you dig watching films of the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan & the Band, then there are a few new DVD releases of their clas...
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Before Tapestry

In 1967 Carole King joined the proto-folk group The City. Light In The Attic has reissued their 1968 album, Now That Everything Been Said By Harvey Kubernik The Light In The Attic record label in late 2015 reissued the Lou Adle...
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Tubby Hayes

THE TEMPO RECORDINGS by Armand Lewis~ ost people think of jazz as a particularly American art form. While it certainly had its beginnings and primary development in the U.S., there were many prominent players elsewhere in the w...
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