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August 2, 1992 | DENNIS HUNT
"I should have been born black," lamented Sass Jordan, rubbing her fingers through her blond hair. "I identify so strongly with blacks sometimes that I'm black in my mind. But instead I'm this skinny white chick. But, dammit, I'm thankful for one thing--my soul is black." So is her vocal style. Jordan reeled off the names of black singers who have influenced her--including Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Al Green and Howlin' Wolf.
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August 2, 1992 | DENNIS HUNT
"I should have been born black," lamented Sass Jordan, rubbing her fingers through her blond hair. "I identify so strongly with blacks sometimes that I'm black in my mind. But instead I'm this skinny white chick. But, dammit, I'm thankful for one thing--my soul is black." So is her vocal style. Jordan reeled off the names of black singers who have influenced her--including Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Al Green and Howlin' Wolf.
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May 30, 1992 | JEAN ROSENBLUTH
*** Sass Jordan, "Racine," Impact/MCA. If the Black Crowes backed Bonnie Raitt, the result might sound like "Racine." After a year in which there weren't enough women rockers releasing albums to merit their own Grammy category, Canadian Jordan's bluesy rock can be forgiven its lack of innovation in light of its get-me-a-beer-and-turn-the-stereo-up vigor.
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May 30, 1992 | JEAN ROSENBLUTH
*** Sass Jordan, "Racine," Impact/MCA. If the Black Crowes backed Bonnie Raitt, the result might sound like "Racine." After a year in which there weren't enough women rockers releasing albums to merit their own Grammy category, Canadian Jordan's bluesy rock can be forgiven its lack of innovation in light of its get-me-a-beer-and-turn-the-stereo-up vigor.
NEWS
November 5, 1992
Bruce Bird, founder of Camel Management and a former record industry executive, has died. He was 44. Bird died Sunday after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage at his home in Calabasas. He began his career in 1966 as regional sales and promotion manager for Liberty Records Distributing Company of Ohio. In 1974 he moved to Buddah Records as vice president of promotion. At Buddah, he worked with such artists as Curtis Mayfield, Gladys Knight, Charlie Daniels and the Isley Brothers.
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January 15, 1993 | KATHERINE TURMAN
It wasn't exactly the night of 1,000 stars at the Palace on Wednesday, but the second annual Randy Rhoads Charitable Trust Fund Benefit did attract a veritable who's who--and sometimes who's not--of hard-rock talent. The six-hour show featured more than 80 musicians and raised nearly $10,000 for the fund, named after the guitarist who died 11 years ago in a plane crash while on tour with the Ozzy Osbourne. The money is earmarked as scholarship funds for aspiring musicians.
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July 14, 1992 | JIM WASHBURN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In their Orange County debut at the Coach House on Sunday, the much-heralded Arc Angels proved to be a curious, though largely successful, cross between a Texas roadhouse band and the '70s Bad Company.
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June 24, 1992 | JOHN D'AGOSTINO
In a post mortem of last year's inaugural edition of the San Diego Music Awards, a subliminal fear was that the event might end up honoring the same handful of familiar artists year after year, thus defeating one of its stated purposes--the encouragement of unheralded local talent. That fear can be laid to rest, if one can judge by the hot-off-the-wires list of nominees for the second annual tribute.
NEWS
July 16, 1992 | BILL LOCEY
This is the rock 'n' roll original music lineup for the week. TONIGHT * Rock Steady Posse (Stingers, 2815 E. Main St., Ventura, 653-8086) Roots reggae comes to the place with the trippy light show and the lame DJs between sets. (Also Saturday at Garfields in Ventura.) * Garage-a-saurus Wrecks, Bar Stool Pigeons (Charlie's, 362 California St., Ventura, 648-6688) That old twang on some tight rockers. The bird band is a guitar frenzy outfit, starring Mr.
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January 3, 1993 | PAUL GREIN, Paul Grein, a free-lance writer specializing in pop music, has forecast the Grammy race for The Times since 1981. Last year, he correctly predicted four of the five nominees for best record and three of the five finalists for best album.
Whereas last year's Grammy Awards were a sentimental salute to the smooth sounds of Nat King Cole, this year's ceremony is going to rock . U2, the most respected rock band of the last 10 years, is the favorite to win the best album award for "Achtung Baby," while legendary guitarist Eric Clapton will probably win for best single with "Tears in Heaven."
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