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Vince Taylor: The Original Ziggy Stardust

 

Vince Taylor, while not widely known to US rock fans, was an influential part of the European rock scene in the late 50's and early 60's.  While not widely known to US rock fans, Taylor was an influential…

Faces in the Crowd: Chris Whitley

 

 

One of the most eclectic artists that I've come across over the years is a fella by the name of Chris Whitley.  Upon hearing his Living With The Law album, I was struck by the freshness he…

Faces in the Crowd: Lowell George

"Time Flies Like An Arrow, Fruit Flies Like A Banana" (Groucho Marks)...seeing as today is Lowell George’s birthday I thought it would only be fitting to do a post on this mecurial artist whose music has only…

Faces in the Crowd: Moondog

"I don't mean to be arrogant by saying this, but the only music that relaxes me and satisfies me 

is my own, because I know that I'm not going to insult my own ears, you know…"

Faces in the Crowd: Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Since it's almost Halloween, I thought a blog post about Screamin' Jay Hawkins might be fitting for this spooky season.  Over the years of rock & roll, there have always been what I call Shock Artists; those whose…

Faces in the Crowd: Louis Jordan

Yesterday, when I glanced at the calendar on the wall, I remembered that it has been 44 years since Louis Jordan passed away on February 4th, 1975.

For those of you who aren't familiar with Louis Jordan's…