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RHAPSODIES IN BLACK:

RHAPSODIES IN BLACK:

September 5, 2018
Music and Words From The Harlem Renaissance 4 CD Set Rhino www.rhino.com The Harlem Renaissance (roughly1915-1937), like the Armenian holocaust or the bombing of Dresden, is a rarely talked about yet monumental event in history. Unlike the holocaust in Turkey or the immolation of Dresden however, the Harlem Renaissance was cause for celebration. Started around 1915 after the death of Booker T. Washington, the Renaissance was ushered in by black artists, writers and performers who, unlike Washington, had not…
THE BRONX CASKET COMPANY

THE BRONX CASKET COMPANY

August 28, 2018
The Bronx Casket Company The Music Cartel Finally, you can't have a heavy metal revival without some straightforward death metal. This metal supergroup (containing members of Overkill, the Misfits, and Shotgun Symphony) explore various aspects of death and despair over suitably dark hard rock. And in the end conclude that the death wish is just a disguised desire for immortality. The Music Cartel has certainly given heavy metal another shot at musical immortality. G. Murray Thomas THE DELLS The…
WALTER EGAN Apocalypso Now Gaff Music

WALTER EGAN Apocalypso Now Gaff Music

August 14, 2018
Walter Egan may very well hold some kind of Guinness Book World Record for the number of bands he has played in over the course of his 40-year career. Read on, then get on the phone and tell Ringo that it's time to add a new all-Starr to his roster. Born in 1948, Walter Egan was raised in the Forest Hills section of Queens, New York, in a household where his mother played Broadway soundtracks on the record player,…
BRINGING OUT THE DEAD & RETRO HELL REVIEWS

BRINGING OUT THE DEAD & RETRO HELL REVIEWS

April 3, 2018
BACK STABBERS The O'Jays Sony/Columbia It was one of the cruelest September days I will ever remember. I woke up to the news that was on both the television and the radio. Middle Eastern terrorists, their grievances centered on the never-ending conflict between Israel and Palestine. Single-minded assassins laying siege to an icon of international prosperity and success. There was poor security. A stealthy approach. A swift assault. Chaos. Innocents slaughtered. The year was 1972. The place was Munich…
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CD Reviews

June 30, 2003
EVERTON BLENDER At the White River Reggae Bash Rounder It's reggae mon. When one of my friends asked me if I liked reggae, I said, "yeah, I like that song." This is a good version of the song, made ever livelier because of the live venue. he is a particularly beautiful a capella version of the Cat Stevens song "Where do the Children Play" that is especially tasty. Carlye Archibeque THE GAZILLIONS Have Landed Round Records Pop rockabilly? Power…