#24 April/May 2008

#24: April/May 2008FEATURES

SOUTHERN ROCK: The British Invasion brought the blues back to the US, and a small Canadian Invasion brought us southern rock. Born to Ronnie Hawkins, raised by Bob Dylan, the Band spawned a family which includes the Allman Brothers and Kid Rock. Rob Johnson explains how it all went down

TV AND ROCK ‘N’ ROLL: TV started with few channels and a lot of music. Now we have zillions of channels but where’s the music? In commercials and closing scenes, that’s where. Media maven Stan Beinstein puts down the remote

DEPARTMENTS

Suzanne CadgeneLetter from the Publisher: “How I Spent My Summer Vacation.” One woman’s guess why southern rock sounds nothing like Dion and the Belmonts

Influences: Jack Casady & FleaInfluences: Two bassists and their childhood friends formed ground-breaking bands. Jack Casady and Flea talk about their beginnings and their current favorite things

Letter from the Publisher: “How I Spent My Summer Vacation.” One woman’s guess why southern rock sounds nothing like Dion and the Belmonts

Influences: Two bassists and their childhood friends formed ground-breaking bands. Jack Casady and Flea talk about their beginnings and their current favorite things

Kickin’ in Your Stall: Carl Gustafson remembers friends passed, bullets dodged (or not) and why music careers can be very brief—for a whole variety of reasons. Insurance underwriters, take note

On The Record: The North Mississippi Allstars go back home to Dad Jim Dickinson and neighbor Jim Mathus, but pack their hard rock baggage with them; Catherine Russell sings standards superbly, Webb Wilder sings rock and roll; John Mayall and Bill Lupkin celebrate the blues

Collecting: Four guys from Canada and one from Arkansas changed American roots music forever. Collecting the one-and-only the Band

Also Appearing: The Marshall Tucker Band on DVD; Walk Hard, Honeydripper and other first-run music moves, a DVD of Waylon Jennings and one each of his polar opposites, Elton John and Donovan; plus Foreigner, books, and a couple surprises

Re.Issues: Beck’s Odelay in a deluxe package; Led Zep, the Staple Singers, Dizzy Gillespie and Michael Jackson—now there’s a mix

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