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Tony Joe White..Polk Salad Annie… Turns 50

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I just caught the tail end of the Summer of Love.. I was never into drugs but I did love music.. I would listen to the local radio stations and I began to hear this song called, “Polk Salad Annie”… I don’t know why.. but I fuckin’ loved it.. I would crank it up and beat th ...
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Natural Born Boogie…The Jacks

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It may be hard to believe, but Los Angeles has a great raw and exciting rock n’roll band.. The JacksThey are bluesy- boozy- and they romp like nobody’s fuckin’ business! They have proven it all  and could earn them the rightful place at the altar of  loc ...
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World Famous L.A. Rock Club Was Onced Owned By Jewish Gangster, Mickey Cohen

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in 1947, renowned Jewish mobster Mickey Cohen purchased the Viper Room (then known as the grocery store Young's Market) and transformed it into a jazz joint called The Cotton Club. The club served as a front for the headquarters of his mob operations, which took place in the buildin ...
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Getting Dirty With Dirty Honey

At first I didn't quite know what to make of Los Angeles rock and roll outfit, Dirty Honey… But one thing I can unequivocally say… they are one fuckin’ great rock and roll band! And let the truth be told, I wasn’t quite  sure where I was headed when I thoug ...
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Miss June…I Want To Be Your Best Girl

One of the most important and overlooked offshoots of the 90’s grunge movement was a separate genre that called itself “Riot Grrrl”. Yeah, The Breeders, Courntney Love, Shirley Manson and Liz Phair.. et. al.. Music is its loudest megaphone, Riot Grrrl was more ...
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Diana Rein.. “Queen Of My Castle”

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Diana Rein digs deep with her latest offering, “Queen Of My Castle” released by Gulf Coast Records. Yes, this collection of kick-ass tracks hearkens back to Reins  blues influences, like Howlin’ Wolf, Robert Johns ...
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Buddy Miles… Them Changes

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Buddy Miles, who co-founded and was most noted for  playing drums in Band of Gypsys with Jimi Hendrix. He passed in February 29th, 2008 in Austin, TX.. and was only 60 years old . The cause of death was heart failure…   Miles took part in the psychedelic rock movement of the 196 ...
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Gasoline Outlaws…”Light Up The World”

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In the last couple of years rock and roll has fallen out of the mainstream and has become a lesser known genre. Hip hop/rap and pop music have taken over the music charts with new albums debuting at number one almost every week. Today's 'stars' are nothing more than video created characters that rel ...
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Sly & The Family Stone… 50 Years of “Stand”

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There was nothing like Sly and the Family Stone – not then, and not now. Perhaps when Prince had his last breath of life he was humming the lyrics to the song, “Stand”. At their late-'60s best, this expectation-confounding group boasted the rhythmic ferocity o ...
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Born To Boogie.. Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown

During the thick of the late 60s British blues boom there was the band Savoy Brown, which was headed by guitarist extraordinaire, Kim Simmonds…After 60 band changes and 47 albums later… they still have the “piss and vinegar to bring boogie to the masse ...
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