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Howard McGhee

Howard McGhee West Coast

By Armand Lewis Historians have dated the dawn of modern jazz in Los Angeles to December 10, 1945: The opening night of the Charlie Parker / Dizzy Gillespie Quintet at Billy Berg’s nightclub in Hollywood. While this date mark...
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Boo Boo Records

Boo Boo Records

37-years-old and still rocking San Luis Obisbo By Kim Conlan  hen I was just hitting junior high, I would tag along with my brother over the hill to San Luis Obispo to take a look through the musical selection at Boo Boo Recor...
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The Smiths

The Smiths and Morrissey

A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO COLLECTING By Raymond Elliot ~  The 1986 Smiths’ album, The Queen Is Dead is the “greatest album of all time,” according to the October 2013 issue of Britain’s NME magazine, in their list of The To...
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When In New Orleans, It’s Euclid Records!

When In New Orleans, It’s Euclid Records! By Michael Fremer ‘m in New Orleans this weekend at the Annual National Cardigan Welsh Corgi Board Meeting. No, I don’t show dogs but my wife does and she’s on the ...
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Jeremy-Spenser

Jeremy Spencer Returns

THE ORIGINAL FLEETWOOD MAC BLUESMAN IS BACK WITH A NEW ALBUM AND TOUR by Sam Epstein~ The last time Jeremy Spencer was scheduled to play with Fleetwood Mac at the Whiskey in 1971 is the stuff of legend. He stepped out for a smo...
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T.H.E. Show: Coming to Newport Beach

Happy 2015 Everybody This year is starting out to be our best ever here at RCN World Headquarters. I say this, course, because I moved my speakers from the long wall to the short wall. Did you know speakers always sound best wh...
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Four Brothers in Europe

By Armand Lewis In 1947, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Giuffre wrote a composition featuring a four-part harmony arrangement for the saxophone section of the Woody Herman Orchestra. Though Giuffre was not a member of Herman’s band ...
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The Gospel of Bob Dylan

New: Bob Dylan -Trouble No More -The Bootleg Series Vol. 13/1979-1981 and Dylan’s John Wesley Harding Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary By Harvey Kubernik Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Musi...
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The Velvet Underground

AT THE TIME OF IT’S RELEASE, THE VELVET UNDERGROUND DIDN’T EVEN CRACK THE TOP 200 — 45 years later it’s being honored with a six-disc super-deluxe edition by Richie Unterberger~ Of the four studio albums the Vel...
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