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  • Samuel Charters dies at 85; influential historian of blues and jazz

    Samuel Charters dies at 85; influential historian of blues and jazz
    Samuel Charters, a vital historian of American blues, folk and jazz who helped introduce a generation of music lovers to Robert Johnson, Blind Willie McTell and other performers, died Wednesday in Stockholm. He was 85.
  • American music historian Samuel Charters dies at 85

    Samuel Charters, a vital historian of American blues, folk and jazz who helped introduce a generation of music lovers to Robert Johnson, Blind Willie McTell and other performers, has died. He was 85. His widow, the author Ann Charters, said Thursday...

    'Last Man Standing' finds CeDell Davis growling his finest Delta blues

    'Last Man Standing' finds CeDell Davis growling his finest Delta blues
    Whether singer and guitarist CeDell Davis is literally the "Last Man Standing" among rural Delta blues players, as the title of his forthcoming album puts it, he belongs to an undeniably exclusive club. At 88, Davis is about to release a collection of...

    Review: 'The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs' by Greil Marcus

    Review: 'The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs' by Greil Marcus
    We now live in the seventh decade of rock 'n' roll, and it has never felt more irrelevant, if such a thing can be gauged by contemporary radio playlists now dominated by slick rappers and aerobicized dance divas. Even terrestrial radio today plays less of...

    Cassandra Wilson returns to 'Blue Light'

    Cassandra Wilson returns to 'Blue Light'
    Quick: Name the best jazz recording of 1993. For me, there was no contest: Cassandra Wilson's "Blue Light 'Til Dawn," an album that sounded like nothing else in jazz that year (or any other) and established Wilson as one of the pre-eminent jazz...