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Face to Face Album Gives Influences Their Due PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 27 February 2001 18:00
• As a connoisseur of interesting cover versions, I raise my glass and invite you drink deep from the new Face To Face collection, Standards & Practices, just released on the Vagrant label. Uncovering the band’s personal guilty-pleasure nuggets from the new-wave 1980s and more contemporary influences is a real treat on this one – tearing into blistering renditions of selections like The Smiths’ “What Difference Does It Make,” the Pixies’ “Planet of Sound,” the Pogues’ “Sunny Side of the Street,” and the Jam’s excellent “That’s Entertainment.

 
City Roots Don’t Keep Davis from Southern Blues PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 27 February 2001 18:00
Though Guy Davis was raised in New York City, the son of the well-known actors Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, he grew up hearing accounts of life in the rural South from his parents and grandparents. He used those tales for his own songs and stories.

 
Pearl Jam Releases “Bootlegs” of American Tour PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 20 February 2001 18:00
• Beating the bootleggers to the punch, this Tuesday Pearl Jam unrolls the first batch of concert CDs from the band’s recently completed North American tour. This continuation of band-controlled “domestic bootlegs” promises to cover 47 U.

 
Rooted, but Light on Their Feet PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 20 February 2001 18:00
In the booklet for Shaffer Street’s debut album is a gauzy picture of the band’s leader, Chris Shaffer, that suggests Rob Zombie about to do some damage – long hair, beard, made-up eyes, and a sly look of malevolence.

 
Perez Plays Tribute to Jazz Great in Trio’s Debut PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 13 February 2001 18:00
Panama-bred jazz pianist, composer, and educator opened himself up to some scrutiny after he announced during Saturday’s concert that this was his jazz trio’s first public performance. But although the players weren’t always on the same page, it was an impressive debut.

 
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