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"Scotch and Soul"

Rufus Harley’s “Scotch ‘n’ Soul”

Rufus Harley‘s sole 45, “Bagpipe Blues” on Atlantic Records — an original amalgamation of Scottish highland and African-American musical traditions from 1965 — was undoubtedly the first of its kind.  45Cat‘s carey jeggs notes that Harley is “[p]robably the first jazz musician to play the bagpipes, although Albert Ayler also

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“1967”: Adrian Belew, Confirmed Believer

I’ve always felt there to be something particularly special about the Adrian Belew composition, “1967” — the closing track on 1989’s classic album, Mr. Music Head: In recent years, with my growing awareness around the legend of 1967 as a peak year for pop music, I began to suspect 1967’s

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