Royal Macadamians

Prior to becoming the president of Polydor Records in 1991, music critic/record producer Davitt Sigerson had an occasional career as a songwriter and singer. Six years after making a lyrically clever but musically bland solo album scorched with his unpleasantly raspy vocals, Sigerson formed a group with keyboardists Bob Thiele Jr. (a sideman on Falling…

Lounge Lizards

Despite some interesting personnel in their initial lineup and a memorable debut album, New York’s Lounge Lizards will never be remembered as anything more than an interesting footnote in rock’s history. This has less to do with the “fake jazz” label they took for themselves than with the purely social nature of their rock connection:…

Tom Waits

Armed with one of the most distinctive voices in popular music — a gravelly, smoke-scratched rasp that crosses Joe Cocker and Louis Armstrong at the end of a particularly bad bender — Tom Waits is at once a throwback and a visionary. His gritty Everyman sing-song and tubercular jazzcat persona — fusing seedy imagery and…

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