Bass Guitar Players
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Monday 20 August 2012
The Seventies saw the emergence of several Jamaican deejays and toasters whose claim to excellence in the genre that prefigured rap and dancehall was reflected by the use of Ranking in their stage name.
Saturday 04 August 2012
With their fifth album, the Brooklyn-based Antibalas show themselves to be almost as potent an Afrobeat ensemble as even the late Fela Kuti's greatest bands.
Sunday 22 July 2012
Jazz violinists are routinely compared with Stephane Grappelli, but young Polish fiddler Adam Baldych seems less concerned with lightness and charm than in creating a thick, heavy line that can function like that of a tenor sax.
Sunday 08 July 2012
Despite a closing solo piece, "Oslo", invoking the aftermath of the Breivik massacre, there's not a great deal of drama to this rather poppy acoustic-trio album; and that's what's so good about it.
Friday 06 July 2012
U2 star Adam Clayton's former personal assistant has been sentenced to seven years in prison for the embezzlement of 2.8 million euro (£2.2 million) of his money.
Sunday 10 June 2012
A partial return to top form for the widdly-diddly axe-meister.
Thursday 24 May 2012
As a member of the Dillards, the banjo-player Doug Dillard played an important role in the evolution of bluegrass music, modernising its sound and bringing it into the living rooms of millions of Americans through a series of popular TV appearances. Later he formed a partnership with the former Byrd, Gene Clark, that would help usher in the country rock movement, before becoming an in-demand session musician for acts such as Harry Nilsson, the Monkees and the Beach Boys.
Tuesday 20 March 2012
Life on Marsden
Friday 16 March 2012
Keith Richards has apologised to bandmate Mick Jagger and admitted some parts of his autobiography Life "really offended" the singer.
Sunday 11 March 2012
Thursday 16 February 2012
Is it a tribal chant or a yodel? A squawk or a chirrup? Merrill Garbus - aka Tune-Yards - is back, after the triumphant critical success of last year's album whokill, and live she's as arresting as ever.
Tuesday 07 February 2012
There's a dark and backcombed shadow that looms over innocent young art-rock hopes Toy, shake their shiny manes as they may on this tiny stage.
Tuesday 07 February 2012
I have never understood why Roots Manuva doesn’t get the widespread acclaim that he so richly deserves.
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Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
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- 3 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 4 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 5 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27