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Johnny Clegg: Human

[Appleseed Records]

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Johnny Clegg's mix of African Pop and western Rock provided the template for later genre-blenders like Paul Simon and Peter Gabriel with the formation of the world township band Juluka in the late '70s. The title of his new solo album tells you a lot about both his subject matter and his viewpoint: 'Human.'  

Elton John/Leon Russell, Marshall Chapman, Liz Phair, Bryan Ferry, Iggy Pop and Johnny Clegg

0 Comments · Thursday, November 4, 2010
It's only taken a month, but I think I'm catching up after the onslaught that was the 2010 MidPoint Music Festival. In some ways, the reduced number of releases and shows over the next couple of months is something of a blessing as it allows time for reflection on the year gone by in the runup to 2010-in-review coverage. This week I check out new work from some veteran musicians: Elton John, Leon Russell, Marshall Chapman, Liz Phair, Bryan Ferry, Iggy Pop, James Williamson and Johnny Clegg.