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Volume II, Issue 40
March 29 - April 5, 1999  
 
Music
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Turning Around [2]
Think vinyl recordings are dead? Nashville has a company that's proving otherwise.
— Michael McCall, photos by Eric England, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Ashes To Ashes, Dusty To Dusty [3]
Dusty Springfield was a white soul singer who just happened to be the best in the world.
— Tom Danehy, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
The Right Direction [4]
Compass Records points in the right direction.
— Michael McCall, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Artist Profiles
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Moonshine Blues [5]
After becoming a sensation on the European club and festival circuit, the late bluesman Luther Allison was able to beam that success back to the United States.
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Wolf Packs [6]
Three new Los Lobos spinoffs pose some new ways for the Mexican wolf to survive north of the border.
— Josh Kun, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Freaks Of The Week [7]
Atlanta's Marvelous 3 are on top of the alternative radio dog pile, but what next?
— Brendan Doherty, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Sweet Sound of Success [8]
The Iguanas slither up to audiences with an enticing gumbo of musical styles.
— Mark Jordan, MEMPHIS FLYER
 

Live Report
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Jesus Gonna Be Here [9]
We attended a million showcases and panels and parties at SXSW 99 -- here we review about .02% of them.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 


LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

I t's round with a hole in the middle and when played on the appropriate device, produces music. It's not the CD, but the vinyl record. Yes, there are still people making them, and even prospering at it. Nashville Scene's Michael McCall takes a look at one Nashville company's fight to keep vinyl alive in "Turning Around." McCall also takes a look at one Nashville headquartered label, Compass Records, that is artist owned and run and making a real go at success without the major labels.

Tucson Weekly's Tom Danehy reflects fondly on the life and times of the late Dusty Springfield, who didn't quite live to see herself inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in "Ashes to Ashes, Dusty to Dusty." Other artist looks include Luther Allison, Cesar Rosas, Marvelous 3, and The Iguanas.


Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix CD Reviews [10]

  • Silverchair
  • The Wellwater Conspiracy
  • Poster Children
  • Roky Erickson
  • Boo Radleys
  • Joydrop
  • Sam Prekop
  • Lucy Kaplansky

Turn Up That Noise! [11]
  • Robert Lockwood Jr.
  • Tom Paxton

Now What? [12]
If you go gaga over the sultry smoothness of a symphonic glissando, just wait till you experience our transitions to cool and useful music links on the Web.
WEEKLY WIRE
 

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