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1996 Stories by Josh Alan Friedman

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  • Glory and injustice

    published November 28, 1996

    Asked if anyone in history has played bass more than himself--in terms of sheer numbers of successful records--Chuck Rainey shrugs. "I don't think... More >>

  • Roadshows

    published November 14, 1996

    Professionalism never sounded so good Marshall Crenshaw opened last year's performance in Deep Ellum with the offhand greeting "Hello,... More >>

  • House of David

    published October 17, 1996

    David Newman's Oak Cliff home contains a living-room wall of fame--the "Fathead National Museum"--adorned with his 28 album covers in... More >>

  • The good fight

    published September 19, 1996

    Bluesy singer-songwriter Keb' Mo' (street vernacular for Kevin Moore) has reached critical mass with his second OKeh/Epic album, Just Like You,... More >>

  • The circle unbroken

    published August 8, 1996

    Doc Watson--one of the purest and most soulful figures in country music history--has never been on commercial radio and was denied Young Country's... More >>

  • Fire and fury

    published May 9, 1996

    In Sam Myers' East Dallas space-age bachelor-pad apartment, the bluesman keeps vintage 1950s LPs of Louis Jordan, Percy Mayfield, T-Bone Walker,... More >>

  • The beautiful loser

    published March 28, 1996

    "I have to admit, there's a guaranteed future in dirty dishes, which there ain't in blues," Keith Ferguson concedes. "I seem to be the only one... More >>

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