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the root cellar: hank williams

Let’s put it this way: one’s appetite for reissued work is only limited by one’s budget! The purpose of this column is to review some of the best of this new wealth of “old” stuff, while at the same time connecting it with the present…”   by john pinamonti  …

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the root cellar: elvis!

I know that most people think of Elvis as a drug-fueled bloated has-been dressed in some ridiculously tight jumpsuit with 7 inch collars and a huge belt buckle…”   by john pinamonti   I can hear the groans and gasps already. “Elvis? How can you write about him and expect…

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the root cellar: yazoo blues

The original Yazoo releases became known not only for their fine samplings of old recordings but also for their great artwork (some done by Perls’ friend R. Crumb) and their thorough liner notes by such blues music scholars as Steve Calt and Stephen Grossman…”   by john pinamonti   This…

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the root cellar: snooks eaglin

As much as his blindness may have made his life difficult in other ways, the younger Eaglin used it to his advantage to invent an original playing style that no one yet has deciphered and compile an ear-popping repertoire that today tops 2,500 songs.”   by john pinamonti   When…

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the root cellar: the maddox brothers & rose

“There will never be another band like the Maddox Brothers & Rose. From their 1937 start as a bunch of desperate migrant laborers (and music amateurs) who fast talked their way into a radio show at Modesto’s KTRB, this Alabama-born, California-based family band refused to shackle themselves to any established…

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the root cellar: titans of tenor sax

Legend has it that the majority of the crew were waiting outside the club Birdland in Manhattan, waiting for a ride across the river to Rudy Van Gelder’s place in Englewood, NJ. to record for the afternoon. Coltrane comes walking by and stops to chat with his friends. The Griff…

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