These include a profile of a legendary blues musician, a review of recent albums by San Francisco psychedelic musicians, and a discussion about how rock bands carry on after their hit making days are past.
Follow the links to see the articles on ’50s rockers Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Ritchie Valens ; 1960s groups Buffalo Springfield, Love, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Mamas and the Papas, and The Turtles ; and country icon Bob Wills ; plus overviews of rockabilly and of outlaw music.
Yank Rachell died at the age of 87 in 1997. He made his first recordings in 1929 with Sleepy John Estes and played with many other blues greats, keeping the sound of the mandolin alive in the blues.
Members of the Grateful Dead, the Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe & the Fish, Big Brother & the Holding Company, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and other bands were all active in folk music before going psychedelic. In recent years, many have returned to it.
"One of your old favourite groups is coming to town. Should you go ?" A discussion of audience expectations when seeing vintage rock acts.
is an ethnomusicologist, teacher, author, and musician
based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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