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  • Taj Mahal Continues His Mission Of Global Music

    Taj Mahal Continues His Mission Of Global Music
    It's hard to believe, but Taj Mahal has been around long enough to have a listing — squeezed between Mad River and Mamas and the Papas — in Lillian Roxon's seminal 1969 Rock Encyclopedia. Harder to believe that, every year, his name never comes up among nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (surely an institution that nominates, as it has this year, Chic, Linda Ronstadt and LL Cool J can find some love for a musical treasure like Taj!).
  • Ian McLagan dies at 69; rock keyboardist played with the Small Faces

    Ian McLagan dies at 69; rock keyboardist played with the Small Faces
    Ian McLagan, who as keyboardist for the Small Faces and later the Faces was part of the first generation of British rockers to gain a wide American following, died Wednesday in Austin, Texas. He was 69. His death, a day after he had a stroke, was...

    Bowie, Philly soul and Dylan are boxed set standouts in 2014

    Bowie, Philly soul and Dylan are boxed set standouts in 2014
    Here are some of the most notable box sets this year in rock and pop: Michael Bloomfield, "From His Head to his Heart to his Hands"(Columbia/Legacy, $46): A herculean guitarist from Chicago's suburbs, Bloomfield stood at the leading edge of the rock-...

    Swamp things: Jimmy Thackery, Marcia Ball at Funky Biscuit

    Swamp things: Jimmy Thackery, Marcia Ball at Funky Biscuit
    Beginning with his days as lead guitarist for the legendary Washington, D.C.-based Nighthawks, Thackery has opened for and recorded with an impressive list of blues greats, including Muddy Waters, Pinetop Perkins, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Robert Cray....

    Selwyn Birchwood is ready for his breakout close-up

    Selwyn Birchwood is ready for his breakout close-up
    Up-and-coming young blues guitarist Selwyn Birchwood laughs at the suggestion that he may soon need to start getting regular pedicures. Because, what, you're too cool for that, Selwyn? That's the point: You may get to be too cool not to. But we...