Rant’n’Roll

Choro! Que Descaida by the Samuel Pompeo Quinteto, straight out of Sao Paulo, Brazil, is an intriguing blend of two distinct genres that came out of the 1800s. The first is jazz from New Orleans. The sec...

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Shout-Out From Beyond Gregg Allman was always one of those rock stars who, according to producer Don Was, didn’t know “what to do with himself in between shows.” As a direct result, the legend suffered, d...

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A Rock Masterpiece Ricky Byrd has made his masterpiece. The New York City rock ’n’ roll hero -- who has plied his craft for decades with Southside Johnny, Ian Hunter, Roger Daltrey and Joan Jett -- has m...
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Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer Drunken Songs Ray Charles, in “Let’s Go Get Stoned,” advised, “Ain’t no harm/To take a little nip/But don’t you fall down/And bust your lip.” The 28 various-artist tracks ...

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Solo Fab T-Bird Singer/Songwriter/Harmonicat Kim Wilson, 66, started The Fabulous Thunderbirds in 1974. His growing body of solo work is hardly solo, relying as it does on the talents of others to fulfil...

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Carl Sandburg’s Jazz Poetry Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) won three Pulitzer Prizes, wrote poetry and prose, sang folk songs and advocated for civil rights. He was born in Illinois one town over from where d...
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Photo by: Karl Ferguson Jr. (www.karlfergusonjr.com) Soul Man Extraordinaire Johnny Rawls harkens back to an earlier era of soul men. He’s currently Waiting For A Train (Catfood Records), produced by Jim...