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Janis Joplin: Got Them Battlin' Janis Bio Blues

Report by Chris Smith, Texas Music, Summer 2005

AH JANIS. OK, so you gave us an alternate spelling for 'cosmic,' helped corral all the hippies into San Francisco, proved white people can sing ...

Meat Loaf: The Meat Goes On

Comment by Chris Smith, Texas Music, Summer 2005

"BITCH TITS." That's the first thing that comes to mind whenever we think of Meat Loaf anymore. ...

Buddy Holly: Down the Line: Buddy Holly

Retrospective by Mark Kemp, Texas Music, January 2009

WHEN THE FIRST gentle notes ring from Buddy Holly's acoustic guitar on his cover of Mickey & Sylvia's 'Dearest', you could swear it was recorded ...

Jessica Simpson: Gone Country: On Jessica Simpson's Nashville Conversion

Comment by Mark Kemp, Texas Music, January 2009

ASIDE FROM HIP-HOP, country music is the most wildly popular musical style people love to hate. The Bottle Rockets once wrote a song about a ...

Phil Ochs: Pioneers: Phil Ochs

Retrospective by Mark Kemp, Texas Music, Spring 2009

WHEN CONVERSATION turns to the great lyricists of the '60s and '70s, Bob Dylan's name invariably comes first. Then maybe John Lennon, Neil Young, Bob ...

James Hand: The Ballad of James Hand

Profile and Interview by Holly George-Warren, Texas Music, Fall 2009

"When I turned 13 I had a honky-tonk bandAnd now I guess I still doThere's a lot I've seen that I don't understandBut I'll tell ...

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