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Country and Western (genre)

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  • Johnny Otis dies at 90; R&B singer wrote 'Willie and the Hand Jive'

    Johnny Otis dies at 90; R&B singer wrote 'Willie and the Hand Jive'
    Pioneering rhythm-and-blues singer, songwriter, drummer, bandleader and disc jockey Johnny Otis made the kind of conscious life choice early on that few people have the inclination, or circumstance, to carry out.
  • Catching up with Red Simpson, the Bard of Bakersfield

    Catching up with Red Simpson, the Bard of Bakersfield
    Bakersfield country singer-songwriter Red Simpson, 78, has enjoyed a long, distinguished career. A key architect of Bakersfield's crackling, regional musical style, he's had his songs recorded by the biggest names in the business — Merle Haggard,...

    Jazz master's career riffs on musical contrasts

    Jazz master's career riffs on musical contrasts
    Lucy's 51 is a classic Toluca Lake spot, one still haunted by the gently jiving spirits of high times and late nights long since past. This room on Riverside Drive has a formidable history: Its previous incarnation was venerable jazz club the Money Tree,...

    'A crazy kind of mishmash'

    'A crazy kind of mishmash'
    Carmine Sardo leads a double life much akin to that of a comic book superhero. By day, he's a mild-mannered merchant, tending to his La Crescenta auto and boat upholstery business. After dark, Sardo is transmogrified into a musical crusader, a player of...

    The Collins Kids are more than all right

    The Collins Kids are more than all right
    Mid-20th century Los Angeles country music performers were such a wildly colorful community that they made their competitors in Nashville seem more like undertakers than entertainers. One of the most dazzling acts were the Collins Kids, who will make...