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2002 Stories by J. Konkel

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  • Holy Rolling

    published September 4, 2002

    The relationship between the sacred and the profane has been a source of contention in the black music community since blues music first reared... More >>

  • Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown and Gate's Express

    published August 21, 2002

    Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown may not enjoy the kind of blind hero worship rock fans have been laying on stars such as B.B. King, Buddy Guy... More >>

  • Augustus Pablo

    published August 14, 2002

    It's been 25 years since Augustus Pablo released what most reggae lovers consider his masterpiece, East of the River Nile. Now the good... More >>

  • Walter "Wolfman" Washington

    published July 17, 2002

    Neophytes can be forgiven for assuming that Walter "Wolfman" Washington is just another in a long line of Howlin' Wolf wannabes. In truth,... More >>

  • Sain Remains

    published July 3, 2002

    During the 1950s and '60s, when cities such as Memphis, Chicago and Detroit were turning the music world on its ear, St. Louis quietly emerged as... More >>

  • 2002 Riverfront Times Music Award Winners

    published May 15, 2002

    St. Lunatics Best Rap, Recording of the Year It's been a very good year for the St. Lunatics, individually and collectively. In the... More >>

  • Beres Hammond with Ginger and the Harmony House Singers

    published April 24, 2002

    Beres Hammond has a lot of love to share, and in a time when classic lover's-rock reggae is on the wane, we should be grateful for his... More >>

  • Taj Mahal and the Phantom Band

    published April 17, 2002

    Taj Mahal is one of those bluesmen who doesn't like being called a bluesman. And in fairness, his repertoire has stretched over the years to... More >>

  • The O'Jays, the Temptations Review Featuring Dennis Edwards, and the Dramatics

    published April 10, 2002

    Nostalgia is a tricky proposition for touring musicians: Too little of it, and you're likely to alienate longtime fans; too much of it, and you're... More >>

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