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Joyride

It is May 1966, in the Prelude Club in Harlem, an Atlantic Records release party.
The Worcester Art Museum shows us ‘Who Shot Rock & Roll’
By GREG COOK  |  March 26, 2010

Hail to the chief

Phillipe and Jorge are delighted to see that Paul Suttell, our pick for Chief Justice of the Vo Dilun Supreme Court, smoothly sailed through the General Assembly to assume that grand position.
The supreme Suttell. Plus, Newport news, and more on Michael.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 03, 2009
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Hollerpalooza

Eli “Paperboy” Reed seems dubious about my following him for a few hours before and after his five o’clock Lollapalooza show in Chicago’s Grant Park last Sunday.
Eli Reed says he’s better than Otis
By DEVIN KING  |  August 05, 2008
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Sweet and Lowe down

Quoting Lowe, Jews represent “a cult without a leader, freelance wise-asses without portfolio.” Who am I to argue?
Jews in Hell chronicles Portland’s ultimate outsider(s)
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 15, 2007
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The Dynamites Featuring Charlie Walker

Live, Nashville’s Dynamites are a sweaty bathtub of bubbling, wall-to-wall funk.
Kaboom! | Outta Sight
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  July 02, 2007

Stax trax


The label's essentials
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  March 20, 2007


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James Brown

Brown was arguably the only rock and roll era performer to equal Elvis Presley in vocal authority, charisma, stage presence, song interpretation, and sexual magnetism.
1933-2006
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 28, 2006

Flashbacks: September 1, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Ian Sands and Paul Babin.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By BOSTON PHOENIX FLASHBACKS  |  August 30, 2006
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French revolution

Boston’s 31st annual Bastille Day street party this Friday commemorates events in Paris, but the soundtrack will be West African.
Afropop conquers Bastille Day
By BANNING EYRE  |  July 14, 2006
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Abbey loungers

White soul bands get a bad rap, and not just because a lot of them deliver bad rap.So why are the World’s Greatest Sinners an exception?
World’s Greatest Sinners and the Silver Lining
By BRETT MILANO  |  June 07, 2006

Loose Ends

It’s four in the morning and raining. I’m 27 today, feeling old, listening to my records, and remembering that things were different a decade ago.
Growing young with rock and roll
By JON LANDAU  |  May 19, 2006


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Certified Grooves

It’s clear from the first refrain of Joe South’s “Walk a Mile in My Shoes” that the Soul Band don’t fool around.
The Soul Band's blueprint for great R&B
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  May 17, 2006

Woodstock rock schlock



By KEN EMERSON  |  January 01, 1900