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  • 7 years ago | Local Wire

    British singer Dusty Springfield was the diva de tutti dive of the "Tough and Tender" genre, in the sense that no matter how sweet the pop confection, she was guarded in all directions but one — the only place she allowed some vulnerability ...

  • 7 years ago | Local Wire

    Sons? Unquestionably. Bastards? Probably. Of Johnny Cash? Who can say? We are all the bastard sons of Johnny Cash if we so choose to be. If, in fact, we are talking about a band and that band's themes, musical and otherwise, Mark Stuart and the ot...

  • 8 years ago | Local Wire

    We miss Buck Owens. Genial, shrewd, goofy, and incredibly gifted, Owens shared the pop and country music stage with the vast crowd of '60s musical wunderkinder. He stood his Top 40 ground with the Beatles, who liked him enough to cover him ("Act N...

  • 8 years ago | Local Wire

    There were a lot of great independent labels that flourished in the '50s and early '60s, and each owns a place in the stars — Chess, Sun, Atlantic, Motown, Stax. It was a movement, a golden age for music geared toward a new teen demographic. ...

  • 8 years ago | Local Wire

    This is not Frank Sinatra Jr. embarrassing his dad by warbling "My Way" for the Geritol geezers, nor is it Mercer Ellington working hard to do the Duke proud and missing the mark. And this is not a mixed bunch of ex-sidemen doing a songbook while ...

  • 8 years ago | Local Wire

    Rock 'n' Western, country 'n' roll, twang and Taylor Ham — there's nothing new here, and that's fine. The Earps say it's about the '70s and they're right. These guys could be the Apache Junction descendants of David Allan Coe at his orneriest...