Larry Jaffee is a freelance writer living in New York. His writing, much of which has been music-related, has appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Vibe, Record Collector, The Word, The Audiophile Voice, Billboard, Tower Records’ Pulse, Popular Music & Society, BMI Music World, The Wiz Beats, The Beat, Good Times, amNY, Mother Jones, Hollywood Reporter, High Times, and High Fidelity, among other publications. From 1998-2005, he was a contributing editor to the Bob Dylan fanzine On The Tracks, for which he interviewed the likes of Kris Kristofferson, Roger McGuinn. Loudon Wainwright III, Ian Hunter, Billy Bragg, Carolyn Hester, Jacques Levy, Kinky Friedman, D.A. Pennebaker, Nora Guthrie, among numerous other Dylan associates.
List of articles in the library by artist
Live Review by Larry Jaffee, Huffington Post, June 2014
It's A New Orleans Thing Rejoices Allen Toussaint ...
Review by Larry Jaffee, Audiophile Review, Fall 2011
BEFORE YOU EVEN HEAR a note, the coupling of Gregg Allman produced by T-Bone Burnett seems like a match made in heaven. ...
Book Review by Larry Jaffee, Huffington Post, May 2014
"Sometimes it seemed that every fan in Britain had launched a fanzine…" —David Kinney, The Dylanologists ...
Report by Larry Jaffee, Billboard, June 1994
Marley Catalog Is A Source Of Strife, Suits ...
Interview by Larry Jaffee, Rock's Backpages Audio, May 1990
The Bard of Barking talks about being politicised, the Miners' Strike, experiences of racism in the Army, his The Internationale album, and really rather a lot about Margaret Thatcher!
File format: mp3; file size: 30.1mb, interview length: 32' 54" sound quality: ****
Live Review by Larry Jaffee, Huffington Post, October 2014
Bryan Ferry Tried But He Could Not Stay Away From NYC, Philly ...
Interview by Larry Jaffee, Rock's Backpages Audio, March 1990
Tulsa's finest talks about recording, songwriting, Leon Russell, Paul Simon and Spooner Oldham, Silvertone Records, 'After Midnight' and much more.
File format: mp3; file size: 52.5mb, interview length: 59' 03" sound quality: ***
Interview by Larry Jaffee, Monster Cable, May 2006
ONE OF THE mid-1970s' (not to mention Homer Simpson's) most beloved "Power Pop" bands, Cheap Trick is still going strong, hitting dates this year on ...
Interview by Larry Jaffee, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1984
The cockney rebel talks about his relative failure in America; his songs and songwriting; his new experience on the theatrical stage in musical drama Marlowe, and the similarities and differences between theatrical and rock performance.
File format: mp3; file size: 79.9mb, interview length: 1h 27' 13" sound quality: ***
Live Review by Larry Jaffee, Record Collector, February 2006
RAY DAVIES, the leader of the Kinks, is back in circulation after an extended layoff, due to getting shot in New Orleans while trying to ...
Retrospective by Larry Jaffee, High Times, February 1993
He's a pop-culture icon who gave the 1960s counterculture an attitude, a look and a song, 'The Times They Are A-Changin'', that became the anthem ...
Live Review by Larry Jaffee, Rock's Backpages, June 2013
THE LAST TIME I saw a Fleetwood Mac concert was in 1979 on the heels of the last album of theirs that really mattered to ...
Report and Interview by Larry Jaffee, MediaPack, December 2009
LIKE MANY singer-songwriters, Robyn Hitchcock needs to supplement his boundless creativity with art forms in addition to music. Not surprisingly, when he's not releasing albums ...
Review by Larry Jaffee, Audiophile Review, June 2009
JOHN MELLENCAMP is one of these artists who has always confounded me. ...
Interview by Larry Jaffee, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1985
Da Brudda gives us his Desert Island Discs and raps about record labels, producers and the musically and politically sterile 1980s.
File format: mp3; file size: 52.2mb, interview length: 57' 02" sound quality: ***
Interview by Larry Jaffee, Shindig, March 2010
Note: The interview with Joey and Dee Dee Ramone took place in July 1985 at their favourite East Village dive. "The world knew in '76 ...
Interview by Larry Jaffee, Rock's Backpages Audio, February 2003
On The Raven, the ups and, mostly, downs of CDs, mp3s and (re)mastering and more.
File format: mp3; file size: 24.9mb, interview length: 27' 11" sound quality: ***
Interview by Larry Jaffee, Rock's Backpages Audio, August 1986
Scott-Heron talks about music and politics, Reron and B Movie, Sun City, Clive Davis and Arista/RCA, and ruminates on favourites old and new.
File format: mp3; file size: 18.1mb, interview length: 19' 42" sound quality: * (phoner)
Profile and Interview by Larry Jaffee, Record Collector, February 2006
AL STEWARTS four-decade career recently was capsulated by a 5-CD boxed set Just Yesterday from EMI. His first four UK albums on CBS never were ...
Retrospective and Interview by Larry Jaffee, Audiophile Review, April 2010
Sept. 2011 note: I spent 18 months working on this piece. Richard was the easiest to get hold of. When I shared this tidbit with ...
Report by Larry Jaffee, Imagine, January 1979
SID VICIOUS, bass player for the now-defunct, notorious punk rock band, the Sex Pistols, pleaded not guilty on November 21; at his arraignment to the ...
Review by Larry Jaffee, Audiophile Review, December 2009
NEIL YOUNG HAS BEEN such a music staple in our collective consciousness for so long that its nearly impossible to remember that he was once ...
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Interview by Larry Jaffee, The Audiophile Voice, 2002
PHIL RAMONE is a legendary music producer who's been at the helm on recordings by a who's who of 20th century popular music, the likes ...
Interview by Larry Jaffee, Rock's Backpages Audio, 2003
The legendary producer/engineer talks about the internet and file sharing, the thorny process of CD remastering of classic albums, and revisiting such classic albums as Paul Simon's Graceland and Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks.
File format: mp3; file size: 59.9mb, interview length: 1h 05' 28" sound quality: ***
Interview by Larry Jaffee, MediaPack, May 2006
Tom Silverman, the pioneer rap music label owner of New York-based Tommy Boy Records, is unusual among his label head peers. He's willing to spend ...
Retrospective by Larry Jaffee, Popular Music and Society, 1986
COMEDIAN ROBERT KLEIN has a story about how you can call up K-tel and order every record ever made. A forty-foot trailer will drive up ...
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