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1996 Features

Here is a list of the record reviews we wrote between May and December of 1996.

December 1996

New feature - Year In Review: 1996
New page - Tori Amos
New page - Yo Yo
Geri Allen Trio, Twenty One
Babyface, The Day
The Band, High On The Hog
Booker T. & The MG's, Green Onions
Booker T. & The MG's, Soul Dressing
David Bowie, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
The Byrds, Byrdmaniax
Leonard Cohen, Various Positions
Bob Dylan/The Band, Before The Flood
Aretha Franklin, Live At Fillmore West
Aretha Franklin, Jump To It
Isaac Hayes, Branded
Rickie Lee Jones, The Magazine
Judgment Night (soundtrack)
The Kinks, Phobia
L7, Hungry For Stink
k.d. lang and the Reclines, Absolute Torch And Twang
Nora Nora, Electric Lady
Eddie Palmieri, Vortex
Rage Against The Machine
Diana Ross, Diana Ross (1970)
Silverchair, Frogstomp
Sonic Youth, Made In USA
Donna Summer, Four Seasons Of Love
Supremes, At The Copa
Tower Of Power
James Taylor, One Man Dog
Ron Wood, Now Look
Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Broken Arrow

November 1996

New page - Elvis Costello
New page - The Grateful Dead
New page - George Harrison
New page - John Lennon
New page - Paul McCartney
New page - Ringo Starr
New page - Trouble Funk
New page - War
New page - Young MC
Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe
Bee Gees' 1st
James Brown, Out Of Sight
James Brown, Hell
Gene Clark, Firebyrd
Steve Coleman and Five Elements, Curves Of Life
Crazy Horse
King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents David Crosby
Marvin Gaye, I Want You
Geoffrey Giuliano, Dark Horse (book)
Geoffrey Giuliano, Rod Stewart: Vagabond Heart (book)
Elton John, Too Low For Zero
Kenfunky Fried, Subwoofer
Love, Da Capo
Dave Mason, Two Hearts
Charles Mingus, Beneath The Underdog (book)
The Mothers of Invention, Weasels Ripped My Flesh
Laura Nyro, Eli And The Thirteenth Confession
Artist Formerly Known As Prince, Emancipation
Procol Harum, A Salty Dog
Lou Reed, Coney Island Baby
René & Àngela, Wall To Wall
7 Year Bitch, Gato Negro
Shonen Knife, Pretty Little Baka Guy
Shonen Knife, Live In Osaka Japan
Rod Stewart, A Night On The Town
Sugarfoot, Sugar "Kiss"
Donna Summer, I Remember Yesterday
Mary Wells
Mary Wells, In And Out Of Love

October 1996

New page - Mary J. Blige
Babyface, For The Cool In You
The Band, The Last Waltz
The Band, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
The Beatles, Anthology Vol. 3
Adrian Belew, Young Lions
James Brown, Live At The Apollo Vol II
Terri Lyne Carrington, Real Life Story
Eric Clapton, Money And Cigarettes
Steve Coleman and Five Elements, Rhythm People
Willie Colón, Cosa Nuestra
Crosby, Stills & Nash, Daylight Again
Chuck D., Autobigraphy Of Mistachuck
Digital Underground, This Is An E.P. Release
Digital Underground, future rhythm
Bob Dylan and the Band, The Basement Tapes
Bob Dylan, World Gone Wrong
Earth, Wind & Fire, Greatest Hits Live
Aretha Franklin, Unforgettable
Aretha Franklin, Sparkle
Aretha Franklin, Love All The Hurt Away
Grace Of My Heart Soundtrack
Graham Central Station
Herbie Hancock, Dis Is Da Drum
Isaac Hayes, Joy
Isaac Hayes, Raw & Refined
The Brothers Johnson, Look Out For #1
Rickie Lee Jones
The Kinks, Everybody's In Show-Biz
Greg Lake, King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Greg Lake In Concert
L7, Smell The Magic
k.d. lang and the reclines, a truly western experience
Lunachicks, Jerk Of All Trades
MC Lyte, Bad As I Wanna B
Thelonious Monk, Alone In San Francisco
Phranc, Folksinger
Phranc, Positively Phranc
Television, Marquee Moon
Temptations, Masterpiece
Mary Wells, Servin' Up Some Soul
Mary Wells, Come Together

September 1996

New feature - Stevie Wonder guest appearances
New page - Chic
New page - Steve Coleman
New page - Rick James
New page - TLC
New page - Wendy & Lisa
New page - Angela Winbush
New page - Neil Young
The Band, Cahoots
Rubén Blades, La Rosa De Los Vientos
James Brown, Think
Jackson Browne, Lives In The Balance
Cibo Matto, VIVA! La Woman
Joe Cocker, I Can Stand A Little Rain
ELP, Black Moon
Aretha Franklin, Now
Aretha Franklin, Soul '69
Aretha Franklin, This Girl's In Love With You
Aretha Franklin, Spririt In The Dark
Aretha Franklin, Amazing Grace
Aretha Franklin, Hey Now Hey (The Other Side Of The Sky)
Aretha Franklin, Let Me In Your Life
Marvin Gaye & Mary Wells, Together
David Gilmour
Herbie Hancock, Fat Albert Rotunda
Herbie Hancock, Mwandishi
Herbie Hancock, Crossings
Herbie Hancock, NYC 26 August 1996 (concert)
Elton John, A Single Man
Elton John, Made In England
Rickie Lee Jones, Naked Songs
Carole King, Rhymes & Reasons
Lunachicks, Binge And Purge
Dave Mason, Some Assembly Required
The Monkees, The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees
Philip Norman, Elton John (book)
Ohio Players, Angel
Poco, Legacy
Otis Redding, Otis Blue
Otis Redding, Live In Europe
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Hi We're The Miracles
Diana Ross, Swept Away
Rufus and Chaka, Masterjam
Brenda Russell, Kiss Me With The Wind
Santana, Santana III
7 Year Bitch, Sick 'Em
Donna Summer, Bad Girls
Traffic, Far From Home
Two Nice Girls, Like A Version
Two Nice Girls, Chloe Liked Olivia
Los Van Van, ¡Ay Dios, Ampárame!
XTC ("the Dukes of Stratosphear"), Chips From The Chocolate Fireball
Neil Young, Landing On Water
Neil Young, Freedom
Yo-Yo, Make Way For The Motherlode
Frank Zappa, Baby Snakes
Frank Zappa, Does Humor Belong In Music?

August 1996

New page - Joe Cocker
New page - India
New page - Rickie Lee Jones
New page - Madonna
New page - Onyx
New page - Sintesis
New page - James Taylor
New page - Gene Williams
The Allman Brothers, Brothers And Sisters
Mary J. Blige, What's The 411?
David Bowie, Man Of Words, Man Of Music
The Jack Bruce Band, How's Tricks
Eric Clapton, Backless
John Coltrane, Coltrane Plays The Blues
Bob Dylan, Empire Burlesque
Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Love Beach
The Emotions, Rejoice
Fleetwood Mac, Then Play On
Herbie Hancock, The New Standard
Humble Pie, On To Victory
Isley Brothers, Doing Our Thing
The Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Airplane
Elton John, Tumbleweed Connection
Quincy Jones, Back On The Block
KISS, Alive II
The Lovin' Spoonful, Daydream
O.G. Funk, Out Of The Dark
Poco, Seven
Vernon Reid, Mistaken Identity
Diana Ross, Eaten Alive
Rufus, Street Player
Wayne Shorter, Adam's Apple
Ringo Starr, Time Takes Time
The Supremes, New Ways But Love Stays
V.S.O.P., The Quintet
The Who, Face Dances
Steve Winwood, Steve Winwood

July 1996

New page - Jazz odds and ends covering records by Cannonball Adderley, Kenny Burrell, Eric Dolphy, Wilbur Harden, Candy Dulfer, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Charles Mingus, Charlie Parker, Jimmy Smith, McCoy Tyner, Weather Report, etc.
New page - XTC
New page - Yes
The Allman Brothers, Win, Lose Or Draw
Rubén Blades, De Panamá a Nueva York
Rubén Blades, Doble Filo
Rubén Blades, With Strings
Blondie, Blondie
Blondie, Plastic Letters
Blondie, Autoamerican
Blondie, The Hunter
Jackson Browne, Late For The Sky
Tim Buckley, Starsailor
Chic, C'Est Chic
Chic, Risqué
Eric Clapton, Slowhand
Willie Colón & Rubén Blades, The Last Fight
Derek and the Dominoes, In Concert
Bob Dylan, Good As I Been To You
Fleetwood Mac, The Early Years
Aretha Franklin, Young Gifted and Black
Marvin Gaye, Dream Of A Lifetime
Genesis, Selling England By The Pound
The Grateful Dead, American Beauty
The Grateful Dead, Grateful Dead
Herbie Hancock, Maiden Voyage
Herbie Hancock, Future Shock
Deborah Harry, Debravation
Jermaine Jackson, Let's Get Serious
Mick Jagger, Primitive Cool
Jethro Tull, Thick As A Brick
Elton John, 11-17-70
Elton John, Rock Of The Westies
Elton John, Victim Of Love
Elton John, Leather Jackets
Elton John, Duets
Rickie Lee Jones, Pirates
Rickie Lee Jones, Flying Cowboys
Janis Joplin, Farewell Song
John Lennon, Mind Games
Madonna, Bedtime Stories
Paul McCartney, Back In The USSR
Loggins & Messina, Full Sail
Jim Messina, Messina
Van Morrison, Astral Weeks
Van Morrison, His Band And The Street Choir
NG La Banda, En Directo Desde El Patio De Mi Casa
Artist Formerly Known As Prince, Chaos And Disorder
REM, Document
REM, Out Of Time
Minnie Riperton, Perfect Angel
The Rolling Stones, Emotional Rescue
Diana Ross, Red Hot Rhythm and Blues
Tal Ross, Giant Shirley
Rufus, Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan
Rufus, Ask Rufus
Shanice, Inner Child
Rod Stewart, Atlantic Crossing
U2, The Unforgettable Fire
Various, Waiting To Exhale Soundtrack
Steve Winwood, Talking Back To The Night
Weather Report, Weather Report

June 1996

New page - odds and ends for the 70s - 90s, including Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Marley, and XTC
New page - Herbie Hancock
David Bowie, Let's Dance
James Brown, Live At The Apollo
James Brown, Revolution Of The Mind
Tim Buckley, Tim Buckley
Eric Clapton, Journeyman
Miles Davis The Birth Of The Cool
Miles Davis Miles Smiles
George Clinton, T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M.
The Eagles, One Of These Nights
Aretha Franklin, Aretha Arrives
Aretha Franklin, Who's Zoomin' Who
KBC Band, KBC Band
Jethro Tull, Aqualung
Elton John, Honky Chateau
Elton John, Here And There
Roger McGuinn, Back From Rio
Ohio Players, Honey
Robert Plant, Pictures At Eleven
The Rolling Stones, Flashpoint
The Temptations, All Directions
U2, The Joshua Tree

May 1996

New page - the Band
New page - Rufus and Chaka Khan
James Brown, Gravity
James Brown, Love Over-Due
Diana Ross, Workin' Overtime
Neil Young, Mirror Ball
Frank Zappa, Sheik Yerbouti

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