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Chris Isaak | Beyond the Sun
Critics of Chris Isaak have long considered him a neo-Elvis in a cheaper suit.
| October 21, 2011
Elvis Presley | From Elvis in Memphis
Elvis Presley temporarily avoided the obvious (and, one could argue, tragic) destiny of a washed-up parody with The '68 Comeback Special , a TV show that lifted the retaining wall of nodding yes men and lucrative movie contracts to reveal a mythic for
| July 31, 2009
Howlin’ Wolf | Rockin’ the Blues: Live In Germany, 1964
The fidelity of the recording is far from state-of-the-art, but its historical value - and sheer musicality - more than make up for any qualities that might peeve audiophiles.
| November 18, 2008
Chairmen of the boards
Not unlike Swedish, Tagalog, and Esperanto, music is a language, with its own conjugations and (lewdly) dangling participles.
Our critics pick the 14 producers with the fattest, meanest beats
PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| October 18, 2007
Our producers Hall of Fame
| October 17, 2007
Citadel of sound
Before the digital universe expanded, serious home recording was just a dream.
Nashville’s RCA Studio B celebrates its 50th
| July 03, 2007
Memphis all star
‘Memphis is a kind of self-devouring organism that occasionally pukes itself back up . . . ’ Jim's gems: Dickinson's eclectic catalog. By Ted Drozdowski
The many facets of Jim Dickinson
| August 15, 2006
Art and politics
The canny Texas-born songwriter T Bone Burnett hasn’t stepped into the footlights for — at least metaphorically — 14 years now.
T Bone Burnett stakes his claim
| May 31, 2006
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