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Mix nuts

Pop music has a history of great production teams.
An interview with breakout roots-music production stars the Tremolo Twins
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 23, 2008
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Keep a knockin’

Mike Dinallo has been in and around R&B, roots, blues, and rock since I started writing this column, most notably with the Radio Kings a while back.
Mike Dinallo helps Eddie Floyd get back in action
By BOB GULLA  |  July 09, 2008
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School days

Fred Woodard graduated from Berklee in 1983 — and that’s when he really started to go to school.
Fred Woodard’s post-grad life, plus ‘KGBG’ at the Lily Pad
By JON GARELICK  |  June 17, 2008

Crescent City health report

“Is much better! The tourists is coming back !” That was our cab driver from Louis Armstrong Airport into New Orleans — a transplanted Haitian from Jefferson Parish.
The New Orleans Jazz + Heritage Festival buoys a wounded community
By JON GARELICK  |  May 06, 2008
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No reason to complain

There are at least two ways to approach the South by Southwest festival in Austin.
Escaping corporate rock — and the panel discussions — at SxSW
By BRETT MILANO  |  March 20, 2007
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The heart of soul

“At Stax Records, I learned the formula for success,” says William Bell.
At 50, Stax Records keeps on beating
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  March 20, 2007


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Dance Factory

Sean Quinn can’t dance — ironic, given that he’s the man in charge of what might be the best little DIY soul-funk-R&B dance night in town.
Soul-le-lu-jah spearheads a classic R&B revival  
By WILL SPITZ  |  February 09, 2006