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1000 places (or less) to hear before you die: Soul Kitchen

The soul food at Olivia’s in Venice Beach must have been pretty damn tasty to inspire a song as good as this. Door’s legend is that Morrison ate there often …

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Music that shapes us: The Koln Concert

Sometimes there is music that you are only open to at certain times in your life. I don’t think I would have appreciated Keith Jarrett’s “Koln Concert” without some degree …

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Music that shapes us: Workbook

I felt I was playing catch-up on “alternative” bands for most of the eighties but by the end of the decade music had become more accessible through MTV, some hipper …

Graceland

1000 (or less) places to hear before you die: Graceland

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Rickie Lee Jones

1000 (or less) places to hear before I die: Danny’s All-Star Joint

Chicago native Rickie Lee Jones was discovered in L.A. but her big shoulder roots remained the muse for her early songwriting. If we’re shaped by where we come from then …

Guitar Town (Reissue)

1000 (or less) places to hear before I die: Guitar Town

In spite being told “you can’t get far on thirty-seven dollars and a Jap guitar” Steve Earle succeeded on his own terms. His big guitar sound and highway worn lyrics …

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1000 (or less) places to hear before I die: Butt Town

There was a time in the 80′s when no one seemed interested in recording Iggy Pop. Not one to be backed into a corner he recorded some of his best …