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Anniversary of the Death of Jerry Garcia… “Capt. Trips”

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"Captain Trips"… Spuds… Jerry Garcia had another anniversary of his death…August 9th (1995). last week. Dead Heads get a bad rap…Its associated with the ingesting of psychedelic drugs, poor hygiene and having no sense of time. A Deadhead can illustratively describe the diff ...
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Disorder of Choice…Autopilot..”Weightless”

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We all have our own ideas of paradise; for some it's a fantasy only accessible through dreams, for others it's a spiritual utopia lying somewhere beyond this mortal life. For the lucky ones… like us.. paradise remains an earthbound proposition and very much accessible, a real place, one we’ve mo ...
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Fantastic Negrito–“The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”

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Born Xavier Amin Dphrepaulezz ( more widely known as Fantastic Negrito) has always had a voracious  appetite for all mediums of art. Following his biopic  album, “The Last Days of Oakland”  which garnered a Grammy  for Best Contemporary Blues Album of 2017, ...
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Danny’s Chant… Danny Kirwan Dead At 68

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The story of Danny Kirwan is maybe more dramatic than any of the brilliant guitarists for Fleetwood Mac. He was recruited at age 17 into Fleetwood Mac by Peter Green to be the 3rd guitarist (with Jeremy Spencer) of the band during their pure blues period; but soon h ...
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Sadler Vaden and The Monster From Within

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Musician Sadler Vaden… can make slow songs dramatic, sad songs tragic and up-tempo songs romp. He seems to be enjoying himself at every turn; which means you will too!…  As a journalist who’s a sucker for a great rock and roll ditty I realize that though he may not claim to be a cultural ...
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The Record Company And The Sophomore Slump

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What once was industry jargon and urban legend has more or less been proven by cold, hard statistics. In 2017, by way of elaborate algorithmic calculations music geeks compared the scores of 80 prized debut albums to those of their follow-ups, discovering that 68.25% of the time the grades dropped a ...
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The Fabuous Fratellis, Frankie Miller & The White Album

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Scottish blue-eyed soul singer  Frankie Miller made his name on the English pub rock circuit in the early '70s; and spent around a decade-and-a-half cutting albums of traditional rhythm/blues, rock & roll and country music. His recorded legacy as an avatar of American roots mu ...
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Two Sides of the Beast… The Revelation of Michael “Hollywood Fats” Mann and Danny Bryant

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Los Angeles has always been a volcanic music town, with a steady series of eruptions that have launched a horde of rhythm-and-blues-informed talents to well-deserved prominence. Characteristically due to their hometown, their styles span a wild spectrum, from pop to soul to rock & roll, but each ...
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The Good, The Bad And The Fugly

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The hooky yet hard-edged, guitar-driven musical style known as power pop didn’t generate spontaneously. There were threads and uprisings—disconnected sounds that later combined into something like a movement—as early as the late ’60s, when some young rock-‘n’-roll fans were already start ...
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Now Yer Squawkin’: The Story Of Budgie And The Bad Flowers

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Since the early beginnings of rock music 3-piece bands have floored audiences with their powerful sound. It started with The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Cream who amazed fans with their synchronicity...  There is something “super” associated with power trio rock bands. The aesthetics and sound ...
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