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Tony Scherman

Tony Scherman

Tony Scherman has been a journalist and non-fiction author since the early 1980s. A former boss, Bill Flanagan, now Executive Vice President of MTV, wrote that "Tony Scherman is one of the best pure writers ever to come out of music journalism". He has written for dozens of magazines, and his two books are Backbeat: Earl Palmer’s Story (1999) and POP: The Genius of Andy Warhol (2009). His work has been widely anthologized.

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Ry Cooder, Jim Dickinson, Green On Red, The Replacements: Jim Dickinson and the New Low-Fi

Interview by Tony Scherman, Musician, November 1987

Wherein a dangerous redneck weirdo becomes studio godfather to post-punk's finest. ...

Geoff Muldaur: The Secret Handshake

Review by Tony Scherman, New York Times, The, 13 December 1998

"THE WHITE MAN cannot vocal the blues,'' said the blues singer Muddy Waters with grave finality, and his maxim has only rarely been disproved. ...

Stevie Ray Vaughan: Lost and Found and Lost Again: Stevie Ray Vaughan 1954-1990

Retrospective by Tony Scherman, Musician, November 1990

"STEVIE WAS on it. Playin' great, kickin' butt," says Robert Cray, and when Double Trouble was done, everybody — the Vaughan brothers, Cray, Buddy Guy ...

Tony Williams Reinvents Himself

Interview by Tony Scherman, Musician, June 1991

Can't stop worrying, can't stop growing. The world's best drummer turns to composing. ...

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