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Connections
The connection between American Pop and African Folk music through Ali Farka Toure's music. [07-31-00]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Delta Force
In a rare series of tours to promote their new albums, Big Jack Johnson and Super Chikan bring the gritty blues of Clarksdale, Mississippi, to the rest of the country. [04-24-00]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Saint Lou's return
Lou Reed's acerbic and insightful "Ecstasy" rocks harder than his best post-Velvet Underground work. [04-10-00]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Weightlifter
Patti Smith's new "Gung Ho," by far her best since 1979's "Wave," balances the elements that first made her popular: poetry, polemics, and rock's gut punch. [03-28-00]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Hall-of-Fame Hitter
Drummer Earl Palmer, an inductee as well as an outspoken critic of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, remembers the turbulent '50s and '60s in Los Angeles. [01-31-00]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Still Wicked
Wilson Pickett's a living testament to great soul music's ability to transcend time and genre, to reach the deep human center of anyone who hears it. [10-18-99]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Her Country
Singer/songwriter Kim Richey has bucked the constraints of the mainstream to chase her own muse, which she's found on her third album. [08-23-99]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Call it Zydeco!
"Zydeco!" with photos by Rick Olivier and text by Ben Sandmel, explains one of Louisiana's grand musical mysteries. [08-23-99]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Newport Notes
The Newport folk and jazz festivals are more than big shows. Over the years, they've changed the course of the music industry more than once. [08-09-99]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Zen Guitar
Bluesman Kelly Joe Phelps travels by car, but he covers a lot of ground. [07-05-99]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Deep River
"Black Appalachia," Rounder's latest reissue of Alan Lomax's field recordings, documents the fusion of African-American culture and European musical traditions. [06-14-99]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

The Dirty Dozen
A dozen new CDs capture the down-and-dirty side of the blues. [06-07-99]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Black Saint
Two years after Michael Gira ended Swans, he's discovered "the evil inside." [05-10-99]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Texas Flood
Stevie Ray Vaughan wore his influences like a neon suit, but he was one of the '80s greatest American performers. [04-19-99]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Moonshine Blues
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. [03-29-99]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Satan Says
Adam Gussow's "Mr. Satan's Apprentice" raises the question: what right does a kid from the New York suburbs have to appropriate music sprung from the hardships of the Mississippi Delta? [01-25-99]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Huntin' Possum
T-Model Ford and Johnny Farmer's latest on Fat Possum shine with a rusty brilliance. [01-25-99]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Myth and the Mississippi
The four-part PBS documentary "The Mississippi: River of Song" traces the length of the Daddy of Waters and the breadth of the music heard along its banks. [01-04-99]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Still 'Q'-ed Up
The last time you thought about Dale Hawkins may have been the last time you heard "Suzie Q," but the rockabilly artist is alive and gigging. [10-26-98]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Blues Chaos Theory
R.L. Burnside takes chaos in stride, so being the star of the world's first remix blues album doesn't bother him. [09-21-98]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

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