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Wednesday, July 1, 1998

DETROIT-HOP

Posted By on Wed, Jul 1, 1998 at 12:00 AM

Detroit's rap scene has always suffered from a sort of identity crisis. While the city's technoindustry has long bedazzled the world's hippest areas, it boggles the mind how Detroit'snegative hype may have deterred its rise in the hip-hop realm. Now, with an assist from producer Jay Dee, groups like Slum...

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NOT JELLY

Posted By on Wed, Jul 1, 1998 at 12:00 AM

A tradition of sorts has been continued here, call it an aural yearbook. United We Jam III is a document of bands associated with the Detroit Musicians Alliance, an organization that has dedicated itself to doing the yeoman labor of fostering bands and creating a fraternity of artists within a...

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ELWOOD'S BLUES

Posted By on Wed, Jul 1, 1998 at 12:00 AM

Aside from John Mayall, Alexis Korner and the Yardbirds, blues music, as hard as practitioners may try and as technically proficient as they may be, has never really seemed to work for the white, suburban guy. Playing 13 covers ranging from Frank Zappa's "I'm the Slime" and Ray Charles' "Unchain...

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Greatest Hits: The Riverside Years

Posted By on Wed, Jul 1, 1998 at 12:00 AM

Alto saxophonist Julian "Cannonball" Adderley's always impressive virtuosity never obscured the emotional content of his music, his essential and boundless joie de vivre. He was one of the few modern (post-Bird) musicians (pianist Oscar Peterson is another) who possessed an extraordinary improvisational fluidity and yet never seemed to suggest the...

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EPIC LO-FI ROCK

Posted By on Wed, Jul 1, 1998 at 12:00 AM

Having its pop and eating it too, local lo-fi foursome Outrageous Cherry steers tube amps and two drums through 11 tracks of velvet undergrounded, pet-sounding originals on this follow-up to last year's album of covers, Stereo Action Rent Party. The sound on Nothing ranges from scribbled, low-rent pop ("I've Never...

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