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The Gospel according to Anthony Heilbut

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, The Independent, 24 June 1996

From Mahalia Jackson to Death in Venice might seem a long journey. But for Anthony Heilbut, the renowned gospel expert and author of a new ...

The Dixie Hummingbirds, The Soul Stirrers, Marion Williams: How Sweet It Was: The Sights and Sounds of Gospel's Golden Age

Sleeve and programme notes by Anthony Heilbut, Shanachie Records, 2010

"You know, friends, they got this new music ... this rocking and roll. And I'd just like to say that it gets its beat... its ...

Billie Eilish: When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Review by Lisa Verrico, The Sunday Times, 31 March 2019

HEAVENS, HOW teen pop stars have changed since Britney Spears tantalised dads in school uniform. The L.A.-born Billie Eilish wears what she wants, smiles as ...

Billie Eilish: Academy, Manchester

Live Review by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 28 February 2019

A teenage talent not quite eclipsed by screaming fans: the LA singer had her young audience shouting her empowering lyrics as she worked the room ...

Billie Eilish: The teenage pop sensation who soundtracked 13 Reasons Why

Profile and Interview by Lisa Verrico, The Sunday Times, 3 February 2019

LEARNER DRIVER Billie Eilish pulls up outside her house on the outskirts of L.A. in a scruffy station wagon. Her mum gets out of the ...

Aretha Franklin, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Dinah Washington: Blue-Singing Gospel Girls: Aretha and her Forebears

Book Excerpt by Anthony Heilbut, 'The Fan Who Knew Too Much' (Knopf), June 2012

AMONG THE SEVERAL MYTHS Aretha's father Reverend C. L. Franklin incarnated was a familiar type, Reverend Eatemup, the man with pastoral appetites in food and ...

Rickie Lee Jones, Chuck E. Weiss: Chuck E. Weiss: Hanger-Out Is Moving Up

Interview by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 20 May 1979

CHUCK E.'S IN business. Thanks to Rickie Lee Jones' hit single 'Chuck E.'s in Love', one of L.A.'s perennial hangers-out is emerging from the shadows ...

Slipknot: Sinister Masked Rap-Metallers

Interview by Steven Wells, New Musical Express, 8 January 2000

JOEY (No 1): "We have enough hatred and anger to fucking fuel fucking ten fucking records!" Shawn (No 6): "We're pretty angry." ...

ZZ Top: Heaven, Hell... or Vegas!

Interview by Paul Elliott, Kerrang!, 25 April 1992

With their new single 'Viva Las Vegas' — a cover of an old Elvis Presley number — crashing into the UK Top 10 and a ...

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