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  • 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 a role than it did in 1964, when a young Greil Marcus discovered the Beatles, paying $2 to a friend to listen to a song on the album "With the Beatles," the 1963 British version that his father had brought over from England.
  • No Snow Ball: Oh, Zsuzsanna

    No Snow Ball: Oh, Zsuzsanna
    A sincere student of greats such as Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters, singer and multitalented musician ZZ Ward has a name that seems ripped from a yellowing poster for some Chicago nightclub summit of old fedora-ed blues guys. Perhaps...

    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...

    Bobby 'Blue' Bland dies at 83; influential blues singer

    Bobby 'Blue' Bland dies at 83; influential blues singer
    When blues singer Bobby "Blue" Bland was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, his longtime friend B.B. King, considered one of the most successful and influential blues singers of the 20th century, praised Bland not just for the blues...

    Blues veterans to join in tribute

    Blues veterans to join in tribute
    Ask Jody Williams about Howlin' Wolf's legacy, and he'll rattle off remarkable numbers about the old Chicago bluesman. Not chart statistics. Measurements. "Well, he was a pretty big man," said Williams, 78, who played guitar for Wolf (a.k.a. Chester...