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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!).
  • Timing still right for Siegel-Schwall band

    Timing still right for Siegel-Schwall band
    Corky Siegel exemplifies being in the right place at the right time. The 71-year-old met Jim Schwall in 1964 while they were Roosevelt University Jazz Band members. "I had no thoughts of performing necessarily as a profession," Siegel said. "We...

    Blues Legend Joe Louis Walker Believes In Playing 'From The Heart And The Gut'

    Blues Legend Joe Louis Walker Believes In Playing 'From The Heart And The Gut'
    Joe Louis Walker, the 65-year-old Blues Hall of Fame ferocious electric guitarist and fervent vocalist, cites one prime ingredient in his formula for longtime success and his undiminished capacity for delivering knockout performances both on the road...

    Never too old to take up the blues harp

    Never too old to take up the blues harp
    My harmonica lesson is squeezed in between those for students far shorter and far younger than me, so waiting my turn is a weekly reminder not to aim for an octave I'm unlikely to reach. It's not that those kids sound better. But they have a lot more...

    Irma Thomas: At the Crossroads of blues and soul

    Irma Thomas: At the Crossroads of blues and soul
    It took a grandchild — indirectly, at least — to make Irma Thomas the Soul Queen of New Orleans. The singer, who will share the bill Saturday in the "Blues at the Crossroads" show at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, got her official...