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The Roots of America’s Music, Revisted

Posted on by Mike Quinn
Arhoolie Record’s 40th Anniversary CD Collection

Back in the early days of Rolling Stone, circa 1968 when that iconic publication was considered an underground paper and pretty hard to find, a small ad for Arhoolie Records pushing a two-LP package of blues, country and gospel music … Read More


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Twelve Inches of Pure Pleasure!

Posted on by Mike Quinn
Nottingham Ace Space 294 Turntable

The other night I was listening to records, yes, the black vinyl ones, on my marvelous audio system. It was late, midnight, at least, and I was groovin’ to Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring…several versions of that monumental work, in fact. … Read More


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Argentine Singer Sosa’s Power Outlasted Political Tyranny

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Mercedes Sosa playing the Argentine bombo

Mercedes Sosa was often called the “Voice of the Americas.” At one time her voice could have gotten her tortured, probably murdered:  though as seductively sweet and full of emotion as the aroma of your mother’s best holiday meal, it … Read More


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Jazz Archeology

Posted on by Mike Quinn
Producer Michael Cuscuna

How lucky we are as humans to be able to so often solve the mystery of history. The Rosetta Stone was the key that unlocked the secrets of Egyptian hieroglyphics, while the skull of Lucy, an unknown woman from ancient … Read More


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Not-Quite-Perfect Sound Forever?

Posted on by Mike Quinn
Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall/Blue Note

Plato himself might have been able to help Sony and Philips from painting themselves into a digital corner when, back in the early eighties upon the introduction of their new music format, the Compact Disc, they declared that the shiny … Read More


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