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Retro Redux: Arranging As An Art – Fletcher Henderson

Smart bandleaders knew that a great arranger could mean the difference between success and failure for their band. Read More »

Music Review: Various Artists – The Very Best Of Outlaw Country

A collection of music that has attained special VCD status -- it's that good. Read More »

Retro Redux: The Rivieras – California Beach Music Hoosier Style

Only that new British group with the odd name could have kept the Rivieras from topping the charts. Read More »

Music Review: Kevin Naquin & The Ossun Playboys – Call It What You Want

One of the best bands on the bayou bring us their seventh album. Read More »

Retro Redux: Confessions Of A Multiple-Music Addict

We all know about how technology has changed the way we collect music, but are you a multiple-music addict? Read More »

Music Review: Norah Jones & Others – My Blueberry Nights (Soundtrack)

Norah Jones sings about preparing for her first movie, and that's just the first track. Read More »

Retro Redux: Remembering Karen Carpenter — As A Singer

When she sang, the warmth of her voice surprised - and charmed - listeners. Read More »

Music Review: Karrin Allyson – Imagina: Songs Of Brasil

The Grammy-nominated vocalist gives us some warm Brazilian jazz. Read More »

Retro Redux: Bing Crosby Gets A Mulligan

Their family fireworks were no secret, but Gary's book furnished the details. Read More »

Music Review: Melody Breyer-Grell – Fascinatin’ Rhythms

A throwback to the days of sultry-voiced torch singers in smoky lounges. Read More »