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1997 Stories by Robert Meyerowitz

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  • Surf King

    published July 17, 1997

    Thirty-six years after the first cascading notes from Dick Dale's Stratocaster signaled to the landlocked U.S. that something called surf music... More >>

  • Get It While You Can

    published June 12, 1997

    The new collection Songs of Janis Joplin: Blues Down Deep is merely the latest in a series of outrages foisted upon a gullible public by the House... More >>

  • Back in the Game

    published May 8, 1997

    There are a lot of good and even excellent blues guitarists, but players of the subtlest instrument, soul-blues singers, are an increasingly rare... More >>

  • King Bobby

    published April 24, 1997

    The term "roots" music has come to mean almost everything that's good and older than the day before yesterday, including rockabilly, swing, soul... More >>

  • Heaven

    published March 20, 1997

    If boxed sets are an honor and not just a sales ploy, then no contemporary artist deserves one more than Al Green, whose earliest and finest work... More >>

  • Late Bomber

    published March 13, 1997

    Pat Cupp, Sonny Hall, Johnny Jano--where are they now? Burgeoning rockabilly stars once, they all had minor hits in the late 1950s. Today, you'd... More >>

  • Road Warrior

    published February 20, 1997

    Sleepy LaBeef is a rockabilly from Smackover, Arkansas. Think about it: Sleepy. LaBeef. Smackover. You probably won't see a stranger, more... More >>

  • What's Soul Got to Do With It?

    published February 13, 1997

    Despite her success, Tina Turner has done her best to obscure the fact that she's a great singer. It doesn't help that she just launched her... More >>

  • While His Guitar Gently Smokes

    published January 9, 1997

    Smokin' Joe Kubek and his band have terrific timing. Although Kubek and singer Bnois King are music-biz vets, their first album appeared only five... More >>

  • Dr. Cynic's Revenge

    published January 2, 1997

    1. Warrant, Belly to Belly (CMC/BMG) Duh. 2. Great White, Let It Rock (Imago) Long since abandoned by fans and glory, these bloated,... More >>

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