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Calvin Newborn: New Born

While pianist Phineas Newborn eventually moved from his Memphis home to make waves in New York City and record a couple dozen LPs as a leader, his younger brother, guitarist Calvin, stuck to Beale Street and never grabbed wide attention, despite his participation on some early B.B. King sessions as well as stints with his brother, Earl Hines, Lionel Hampton and others. Chances are slim in this late age that New Born will make Calvin a star, but it’s not without its merit and charms.

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