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Randy Newman: Thunderclap Newman: Randy, Poet Laureate of New Orleans

Interview by Chris Bourke, Real Groove (New Zealand), July 1994

I'VE ALWAYS WONDERED what Southerners think of Randy Newman's Good Old Boys, his 1974 concept album about the American Deep South. With its sardonic but ...

The Beatles: We Can Work It Out: The Ten Most Over- & Underrated Beatles Songs

Comment by Richard Riegel, Real Groove (New Zealand), December 1996

The Ten Most Underrated Beatles Cuts (Arranged Chronologically) ...

The Kinks: Thank You for the 1/288th of the Day, Ray!

Memoir by Richard Riegel, Real Groove (New Zealand), April 1997

BACK IN OUR mid-1960s adolescence, my friend B. entertained a magnificently huge crush on Dave Davies of the Kinks. We were young Yanks in thrall ...

Donnie Fritts: Leanin' Man from Alabam'

Interview by Chris Bourke, Real Groove (New Zealand), April 1998

DONNIE FRITTS MAY be one of the unsung heroes of American music, but a peek inside his address book shows how his talents are appreciated. ...

Solomon Burke: King Solomon

Interview by Chris Bourke, Real Groove (New Zealand), July 2002

WHEN SOLOMON BURKE makes an entrance, it's obvious that royalty has arrived. I once witnessed the self-proclaimed King of Rock'n'Soul take the stage. It was ...

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