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Mississippi Queens
Boston's Delta-blues duo Mr. Airplane Man exhale life's bad air and breathing in freedom and joy. [08-31-98]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Hoodoo Men
Delmark has reissued stunning debuts by the legendary Junior Wells and Jimmy Dawkins. [08-10-98]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Empty Harvest
In "A Small Dark Place," cartoonist/screenwriter Martin Schenk digs deep for chills -- but he's still no Stephen King. [07-20-98]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Absolute Kristal
Hilly Kristal, the 66-year-old hipster who owns New York City punk-rock mecca CBGB is tired of seeing young, promising bands take it on the chin, so hes entering the record biz himself. [07-06-98]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Down-home delights
Decades ago, Mississippi-based Malaco Records would have been called a "race" label. Today, the little blues powerhouse that brought us Z.Z. Hill's "Downhome Blues," is merely underappreciated. [06-29-98]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Delta Delight
Bluesman Honeyboy Edwards knew all the greats -- and outlived most of them. [05-18-98]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Producer in Paradise
32 Records label owner Joel Dorn is lovingly reviving the best of everyone from Louis Armstrong to Ike & Tina Turner. [04-13-98]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Popzilla
Superpower SFX Entertainment is buying up America's concert business. What does the move toward monopoly mean to the audience and the acts? [03-23-98]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Idiot Messiah
Marilyn Manson's biography reveals some compelling ideas, but he can't quite get around his personal foibles and win our -- or even his own -- respect. [03-16-98]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Psycheblues
Gov't Mule put the power and psychedelia back in blues rock with an authority and imagination not seen in 30 years. [03-09-98]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Carl Perkins
Cats are supposed to have nine lives. Rockabilly cat Carl Perkins had at least three. [02-02-98]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

The Sound of Teardrops
How deep is John Lee Hooker's blues? "You can't go no deeper than me and my guitar," he tells Ted Drozdowski. [01-05-98]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Insider Story
"Rough Mix," a biography of Jimmy Bowen, the music-biz sharpie who made Nashville's country industry what it is today, won't make the guy any new friends. [01-05-98]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Robert Palmer
Robert Palmer was more than a critic; he recorded with Ornette Coleman, influenced Patti Smith, helped spark interest in world music, and shared his knowledge with relentless enthusiasm. [12-01-97]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

From the Heart
Imagine getting your driver's license and the keys to a '76 Corvette on the same day. That's the kind of introduction to soul music that "No.1 Soul Hits of the '60s" provides. [11-24-97]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Metal Memories
New CDs prove that if Metallica are an industry, it's driven by a human heart. [11-17-97]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Motherlode Manna
The Pixies never burned up the pop charts, but during their fast-paced five-year lifespan, they burned them down. [11-10-97]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Apocalyptic
Ira Levin's "Son of Rosemary" is a one-trick novel, but it's a good trick. [11-03-97]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

So much to do . . .
Sixty-nine-year-old R&B dynamo Ruth Brown can warm up any audience. [10-27-97]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Monster love
Monsters are beautiful. Yes, they're into bloodsucking, flesh-rending, and devil-worshipping. But they're beautiful. [10-27-97]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

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