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The Back-To-School Hitlist

ROGUES GALLERY: PIRATE BALLADS, SEA SONGS AND CHANTEYS (Anti) Conceptualized by everyone’s favorite pirate, Johnny Depp, and realized by legendary special projects producer Hal Willner, Rogues Gallery is a good...
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Old Man’s Jazz Blues

“America is well represented here,” said iJamming! Pubber Jimmy B, who had joined me Saturday at the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival to see Mose Allison in concert. At first I...
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Cool (for) Catskills

Sadly, despite the reggae output, Catskills Records (which I just discovered via my post below on The Blue Room) is not based out of Woodstock, Catskill, Hunter or even Bearsville....
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Those B***ards at the BBC

Anyone knows that if something ain’t broke it, you don’t fix it. But clearly the Controller at Radio 1 has decided otherwise, because The Blue Room – the Saturday/Sunday 5-7am...
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The New York Night Out

It’s the end of summer, we’re coming up to a holiday weekend, and I’m in dire need of a night out. Dallas band The Hourly Radio, whose debut album I’ve...
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Rockin’ & Shockin’: Catskills Festival Special

ROCKIN’: It’s August Bank Holiday Weekend in the UK SHOCKIN’ It’s not a Bank Holiday in the USA ROCKIN’ It’s Festival Weekend in the UK SHOCKIN’ It’s Festival Weekend in...
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Featured Album: Yell Fire! by Michael Franti & Spearhead

Michael Franti & Spearhead: Yell Fire! (Anti) WHO: American alt.rapper, hippie icon, social activist and renowned all-round nice guy Michael Franti takes a camera and a guitar to Iraq, Israel...
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The Case Against CDs 2

An Op-Ed in the NY Times on Saturday finds writer Verlyn Klinkenborg singing the praises of a long-forgotten album from 1970 by The Jerry Hahn Brotherhood. “I heard ‘Martha’s Madman’...
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