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Country and Western (genre)

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  • Jazz master's career riffs on musical contrasts

    Jazz master's career riffs on musical contrasts
    Lucy's 51 is a classic Toluca Lake spot, one still haunted by the gently jiving spirits of high times and late nights long since past.
  • 'A crazy kind of mishmash'

    'A crazy kind of mishmash'
    Carmine Sardo leads a double life much akin to that of a comic book superhero. By day, he's a mild-mannered merchant, tending to his La Crescenta auto and boat upholstery business. After dark, Sardo is transmogrified into a musical crusader, a player of...

    The Collins Kids are more than all right

    The Collins Kids are more than all right
    Mid-20th century Los Angeles country music performers were such a wildly colorful community that they made their competitors in Nashville seem more like undertakers than entertainers. One of the most dazzling acts were the Collins Kids, who will make...

    Johnny Otis dies at 90; R&B singer wrote 'Willie and the Hand Jive'

    Johnny Otis dies at 90; R&B singer wrote 'Willie and the Hand Jive'
    Pioneering rhythm-and-blues singer, songwriter, drummer, bandleader and disc jockey Johnny Otis made the kind of conscious life choice early on that few people have the inclination, or circumstance, to carry out. Born white, the son of Greek immigrant...