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A New King Records Compilation

Often I receive review copies in the mail of upcoming releases, and there’s some entertainment value in opening the mailer and discovering what’s inside. As you might imagine, they’re not all masterpieces—but occasionally you end up with some nice surprises.  Yesterday something showed up called Hipshakers, Vol. 3: Just a Little Bit of the Jumpin’ […]

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A New James Brown Biography

I recently finished RJ Smith’s The One: The Life and Music of James Brown, and the impression I came away with was that by the time JB’s first single came out every day of his life was action packed. In fact, I would guess that some days contained so many plots and sub-plots an entire […]

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