Albert King

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    R.I.P. Donald "Duck" Dunn: The Bass That Held Stax Soul Together

    There's a glorious sense of mystery, a rightfully rarefied air, reserved for the masters of American soul. It's not just that the genre is called "soul," although that's got to be part of it. The greats of the music are held in special regard because playing soul well is something akin to magic, a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Bye Bye Blues Fest?

    Scott AllenHe's No B.B. King: Tommy Cast As the Merc's Jim Harrington reported yesterday, not has only the 2009 SF Blues Festival has been canceled, but "that cancellation could turn out to be permanent." Harrington quotes event organizer Tom Mazzolini as saying, ""we may well have seen the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 21, 2003

    Buffy Band

    Spike the Vampire has a posse

  • Music

    October 30, 2002

    Ace of Bass

    For over two decades, Lisle Ellis has been expanding the vocabulary of the jazz bassist by adding blues and classical features

  • Music

    September 15, 1999

    Back Door Memories

    Tom Mazzolini speaks proudly of his San Francisco Blues Festival. But each musician is proud for a different reason.

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    June 16, 1999
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    May 14, 1997
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    August 30, 1995
  • News

    March 1, 1995

    The Case For One Daily

    The Joint Operating Agreement deprives the Chronicle of the resources it needs to produce a great newspaper; it also prevents the afternoon Examiner from connecting with the readers it needs to survive. Since the JOA makes it inevitable that only one wil

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