To Turn the Key In the Lock

Today, celebrating the 80th birthday of the finest and most important people’s musician of the African continent, South African composer, pianist, bandleader, educator, Abdullah ibrahim, I pull to this blog archival posts from the Mantra Modes blog. This article highlights … Continue reading

Rock & Pop / Old Timers’ Division – A Few Favorites – 2013

ROCK & POP Old Timers – Live The Band – Live at the Academy of Music 1971 Bill Payne‘s “Tracing Footsteps” with Dennis McNally 2013-05-17 (all shows)Grateful Dead – Dave’s Picks Vol. 7 Jimi Hendrix Experience – Miami Pop Festival (iTunes) Bonus: … Continue reading

It’s Mostly All About Documentation

When the three volumes of Russell Sanjek’s American Popular Music and Its Business appeared in 1988, I waited for the interlibrary loan came through–I was in Vermont at the time–and then I was set for the task. I skimmed huge … Continue reading