Culture
10 January 2000
The cult of the individual is almost extinct in instrumental music. All through the last century, they were doing...
Culture
20 December 1999
Jazz has been the music of the 20th century. Like film and flight, it was formulated at the beginning of the century,...
Culture
13 December 1999
Protest music was annexed by rap in the 1980s, and the old American folkies who'd previously looked after it were made...
06 December 1999
Although it didn't exactly pique national interest, a song broke a couple of records in two consecutive weeks last...
Culture
29 November 1999
It's hard to decide if the Isley Brothers were the toughest or the most ridiculous soul group of their time. Although...
Culture
22 November 1999
Lester Young was a strange man. At the forefront of a tough, macho music, the jazz scene of the late 1930s through to...
Music and Performance
15 November 1999
Many of the main events in this year's London Jazz Festival make up a motley agglomeration of concerts that seem to...
Culture
08 November 1999
Jazz records have often been defined not so much by their players as by their labels. Prestige established the fast-...
Culture
01 November 1999
Last week we welcomed back Smokey Robinson; this week, another wayward soul finally rouses himself to release another...
Culture
25 October 1999
Great pop voices come and go, they bloom and die away, but there is one that seems like it will go on for ever: the...
Culture
18 October 1999
You can tell that this Internet music lark is getting serious when news programmes invite brash young talking heads on...
Culture
11 October 1999
We are lunching at one of the old Italian restaurants that still dot the Soho neighbourhood, and across the table is...
Culture
04 October 1999
There may be only a handful of true originals in rock music. Don Van Vliet, alias Captain Beefheart, is surely one of...
Culture
20 September 1999
Anyone who's survived 20 years in rock music must have something going for them. The short and merry life of the pop...
Culture
13 September 1999
It took the better part of a year to get here, but I finally received my turntable for playing so-called 78s a few...

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