Tag Archives: rhythm

Hiromi — Piano Wizard

    Choux a la Creme    She’s from Japan and only needs one name. She grew up a classical prodigy and moved into jazz. She can play sweet and slow and wild and fast. Her tunes are dense and moving. … Continue reading

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Delaney and Bonnie — Odd Facts, Encyclopedic Relationships, and Great Music.

   Delaney was in the Champs (Tequila) and then the Shindogs (on Shindig!) with Leon Russell for two years and backed up everyone. Everyone. Think about it. Yikes! Other members were, Glen Campbell, James Burton, and Billy Preston. Where There’s … Continue reading

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King Sunny Ade — JuJu King

   When it’s hot like it is now – 95 degrees (or more) – I think back to a night at 1st Avenue in Minneapolis in 1986. This was Prince’s club for a while. The entire summer was hot and … Continue reading

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No Regrets — Ernie Andrews

   I love his voice. It’s both smooth and gravelly. I love his spirit – playful, romantic, and cool. He’s the perfect front man, projecting and controlling the energy. He’s fun and is working all the angles. When They Ask … Continue reading

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The Good Doctor — Dr. John

   In my mind, he will always be the King of New Orleans, even though there have been and will be many more. He has its history in his fingertips. He’s telling me about gilded splinters and I’m trying to … Continue reading

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Exile on Main Street

   Ventilator BluesIf I ever need to or want to remember a bit of what I felt like at twenty or if I ever need or want to know what 1972 felt like to me, all I need to do … Continue reading

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Tracy Nelson – Deep Are The Roots

   On the cover of Tracy Nelson’s first album, she’s posing on a stoop in a leather jacket with a guitar case almost as big as she is. She looks like she’s about sixteen. Over the years, she hasn’t gotten … Continue reading

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