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'The Blues Always Been': Dennis McNally's On Highway 61
February 20, 2017 – 5:50 PM | Comments Off on 'The Blues Always Been': Dennis McNally's On Highway 61
'The Blues Always Been': Dennis McNally's <em>On Highway 61</em>

A carefully researched and well-written overview of "the music of freedom" runs out of gas halfway there.

United States
January 20, 2017 – 10:17 AM | 15 Comments
United States

Have you ever gone to Springfield, IL?

Get Happy: Way up high
May 4, 2013 – 10:13 AM | 8 Comments
<I>Get Happy</I>: Way up high

I knew scarcely anything about Judy Garland before I read Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland; I don't know much more about her now.

Down at the End of Lonely Street: The King still has no clothes
March 11, 2013 – 11:45 AM | 2 Comments
<I>Down at the End of Lonely Street</I>: The King still has no clothes

If you only have time in your life for one Elvis Presley biography, and can't commit to the diaristic detail of the two-volume Guralnick, you could do worse than Down at the end of Lonely …

The Vine, Anniversary Edition: April 27, 2010
April 27, 2010 – 11:25 AM | 84 Comments
The Vine, Anniversary Edition: April 27, 2010

Hi Sars,
Reading the plot summary of An Education reminded me of a book I read as a youth. This would be young-adult material, which I read around the early 1990s (late junior high/high schoolish).
Like …

Big Country Little Car Tour, Day 7
March 30, 2010 – 3:30 PM | 62 Comments
Big Country Little Car Tour, Day 7

I had about a half dozen different days in one on Monday, starting off at the National Civil Rights Museum. I'd forgotten Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, and the museum is on …

Big Country Little Car Tour, Day 6
March 29, 2010 – 7:14 AM | 30 Comments
Big Country Little Car Tour, Day 6

Maybe it's not always like that at Graceland. Maybe it was the chilly weather, maybe it was everyone buried in the audio tour and not talking much — I've never visited before, so I can't …

The bitter end
June 25, 2009 – 11:00 PM | 63 Comments
The bitter end

It all happened very fast — within a couple years of the Motown special. But even at the time of the "Motown 25" moonwalk, fame was old hat to Michael Jackson. He hadn't even turned …