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Richard C. Walls


  • Kojak Variety

    At the beginning of Elvis Costello's covers album, there's a little sleight of hand, a misdirecting cue to the listener — a false start, a brief bobble, a chuckle — and then the first song, Screamin' Jay Hawkins' "Strange," really kicks off. It's a smart move, telling us this is going to be fun, lightweight […]

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  • Jericho

    This current edition of the Band consists of three of its original five members — drummer-vocalist Levon Helm, bassist-vocalist Rick Danko and keyboardist Garth Hudson — rounded out by pianist Richard Bell, guitarist Jim Weider and drummer Randy Ciarlante. A portion of the group's seminal sound remains intact — Helm's gnarled, world-weary vocals and Danko's […]

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