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    Ain't No Mountain (2 Reviews)
    Motown, by Gerald L. Posner
    1. Motown by Gerald L. Posner
    2. Boogaloo by Arthur Kempton
    The New Republic, September 1, 2003, pp. 31-32
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    Authenticity Blues (Review)
    Alan Lomax: Selected Writings, 1934-1997, by Ronald D. Cohen and Alan Lomax
    1. Alan Lomax: Selected Writings, 1934-1997 by Ronald D. Cohen and Alan Lomax
    The New Republic, June 16, 2003, pp. 38-41
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    Chameleon With a Toupee (Review)
    Roman Candle, by David Evanier
    1. Roman Candle by David Evanier
    The Atlantic Monthly, January 2005, pp. 179-180
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    Fascinatin' Rhythm (4 Reviews)
    Harry Partch, by Bob Gilmore
    1. Harry Partch by Bob Gilmore
    2. Harry Partch by Philip Blackburn and Harry Partch
    3. Bitter Music by Harry Partch and Thomas McGeary
    4. Genesis of a Music by Harry Partch
    The New York Review of Books, July 20, 2000, pp. 38-41
  5. The Critics
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    Folk Hero (Review)
    Ramblin' Man, by Ed Cray
    1. Ramblin' Man by Ed Cray
    The New Yorker, March 29, 2004, pp. 92-96
  6. Lush Life (1996)
    A Biography of Billy Strayhorn
    3 Reviews
  7. Music: A Nice Young Man
    Josh Groban's pop confectionary appeals to old women of all ages
    The New Republic, March 7, 2005, pp. 21-22
  8. Music: Breakout
    The formerly unsung Alejandro Escovedo rises from the ranks
    The New Republic, August 13, 2008, pp. 29-30
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    Music: Get Back (Review)
    The legacy of John Lennon suffers a tone-deaf biography
    1. John Lennon: The Life by Philip Norman
    The New Republic, October 22, 2008, p. 29
  10. Music: God Only Knows
    Was Brian Wilson's Smile the greatest album in rock history? Its recent renovation leav...
    The New Republic, October 25, 2004, pp. 25-27
  11. Music: Heart Music
    Fred Hersh's jazz setting of Whitman's verse contain multitudes of energy and insight
    The New Republic, May 16, 2005, pp. 33-35
  12. Music: I Me Mine
    How you and Radiohead can make a record together
    The New Republic, June 25, 2008, pp. 34-36
  13. Music: Instant Gratification
    MySpace.com, the Internet hotspot that is part social nexus and part music-promotion ma...
    The New Republic, March 6, 2006, pp. 25-27
  14. Music: Jumble Jumble
    The White Stripes fetishize the analog past, but their music is more suitable to the ag...
    The New Republic, July 25, 2005, pp. 25-26
  15. Music: Keys To the Kingdom
    Remembering Michel Petrucciani, a hero of jazz piano
    The New Republic, March 18, 2009, pp. 27-29
  16. Music: McCartney III
    Paul McCartney's latest attempt to discover his creative identity has less fluff than u...
    The New Republic, December 26, 2005, pp. 23-24
  17. Music: Memphis On Broadway
    Two Broadway musicals prove that boomer nostalgia is even more eternal than Elvis
    The New Republic, September 23, 2010, pp. 27-28
  18. Music: Music in the Meltdown
    Neil Young on Bernie Madoff, or what popular music is making of the economic crisis
    The New Republic, June 3, 2009, pp. 27-28
  19. Music: Pop Women
    Lucinda Williams, Taylor Swift, Beyonce: how to be a woman in pop music today
    The New Republic, February 4, 2009, pp. 27-29
  20. Music: Pretending
    Rock video games and the psychology of fandom
    The New Republic, December 2, 2009, pp. 34-36
  21. Music: Songbook Jam
    Mos Def and His Big Band rewrite the standards
    The New Republic, March 19, 2007, pp. 43-44
  22. Music: Stolen Moments
    The parallel lives of Abbey Lincoln and Mark Murphy
    The New Republic, September 10, 2007, pp. 35-36
  23. Music: The Blogging of American Pop
    Why are so many musicians obsessed with chronicling the minutiae of their lives?
    The New Republic, September 6, 2004, pp. 29-31
  24. Music: The Body Eclectic
    Jazz may be entering a new phase, one animated less by its history than other types of ...
    The New Republic, February 9, 2004, pp. 23-24
  25. Music: The iPod Blues
    Has Internet file-sharing killed the album---or just removed it from the musician's hands?
    The New Republic, March 29, 2004, pp. 25-26
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    Music: The Lonesome Road (Review)
    Haunted Heart, by Linda Dahl
    1. Haunted Heart by Linda Dahl
    The New Republic, October 16, 2006, pp. 23-25
  27. Music: The Music of Starbucks
    The New Republic, August 7, 2006, pp. 21-22
  28. Music: The Producers
    In terms of their creative influence, record producers are normally just a few steps ab...
    The New Republic, May 29, 2006, pp. 25-26
  29. Music: They Paved Paradise
    Joni Mitchell's stunning, puzzling return
    The New Republic, November 5, 2007, pp. 34-36
  30. Music: This Year's Model
    North, Elvis Costello's twenty-fourth album, is the latest innovation of a brave, mercu...
    The New Republic, October 6, 2003, pp. 25-27
  31. Music: Triumph of the Gypsies
    On the centennial of Django Reinhardt, Gypsy music is almost everywhere
    The New Republic, May 13, 2010, pp. 27-29
  32. Music: Tzaddik
    John Zorn is exceptional at being exceptional
    The New Republic, June 18, 2007, pp. 34-37
  33. Music: Unchained Heart
    By mixing traditional gospel with rhythm and blues, Ray Charles virtually invented soul...
    The New Republic, December 13, 2004, p. 31
  34. Music: Where Has "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" Gone?
    Protest music is being written about the war in Iraq, but it's not being played
    The New Republic, June 28, 2004, pp. 33-35
  35. Music: Ye Olde Rocker
    As certain rock stars age, they have tried to "backdate" their careers in a failed bid ...
    The New Republic, January 29, 2007, pp. 21-23
  36. New York Diarist
    A Mighty Wind
    The New Republic, February 19, 2007, pp. 34-36
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    Off the Beat (Review)
    Living with Music, by Ralph Ellison and Robert O'Meally
    1. Living with Music by Ralph Ellison and Robert O'Meally
    The American Scholar, Summer 2001, pp. 152-154
  38. Positively 4th Street (2001)
    The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Farina and Richard Farina
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  39. The Ten-Cent Plague (2008)
    The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America
    1 Review
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    Tramps Like Who? (Review)
    Bruce Springsteen's America, by Robert Coles
    1. Bruce Springsteen's America by Robert Coles
    The New Republic, December 15, 2003, pp. 34-35
  41. Wynton's Blues
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 2003, pp. 43-55
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