May 1999 Books
This is an ambitious work with fully 25% of the book taken up with notes, sources and indices. The author tracks the ups and downs of Rhythm and Blues music with parallel events in the black political arena over the same period (roughly, 1954-78). It is...
January/February 1999 Albums
I don't know Norman Granz. But if I ever have occasion to go to dinner with him, I'll let him choose the wine. What he accomplished with his various record labels from 1948 to 1961 has never been equaled by anyone else before or since. He made more great...
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