Anthony Braxton

He still gives me a headache, but I think I’ve given everyone else I saw at Brown a list (not to mention one I missed), so fair is fair.

Anthony Braxton AllMusic page

Angelique Kidjo

If you are, as I was until recently, unfamiliar with Angelique Kidjo’s music, you’re in for a treat. I Kidjo not. (And as penance for that attempt at humor, I will now listen to a full day of Celine Dion.)

Angelique Kidjo AllMusic page

Alt Country

A few years ago, I ran into a guy who looked kind of familiar from college. It turns out we were in the same program, graduated the same year—and had never actually met. I was also at the same school at the same time as Mary Chapin Carpenter, and I never met her, either. In other words: Clearly I wasn’t paying a lot of attention when I was at school.

Alt Country AllMusic page

Ali Farka Toure

The problem with being a music junkie blogger is that you read that Vieux Farka Touré, son of  Ali Farka Touré, is coming to town, and you think, “Hmmm. I should really do a post on Ali Farka Touré.” And then you get this far and you realize, “Hmmm. I don’t have a thing to say about Ali Farka Touré.”

Ali Farka Touré AllMusic page

Ali Akbar Khan

Actual conversation that led to this post:

“You should do a post on Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.”

“You mean Ali Akbar Khan?”

“No. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.”

“Wait. Those are two different people?”

Ali Akbar Khan

Alex Chilton/Big Star/Box Tops

“Alex Chilton” is pretty much my favorite Replacements song, so you’d think I might be a big Alex Chilton fan. When in fact, other than the two Box Tops numbers here, I don’t know a note of his music.

Alex Chilton AllMusic page

Big Star AllMusic page

Box Tops AllMusic page

Alberta Hunter

In round 2 I will do a fair amount of apologizing for acts I can’t believe I left out of round 1. And with that in mind … Alberta Hunter.

Alberta Hunter AllMusic page