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