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J-Bella - All for Nothin
Review by Gary Hill
The singing is what works the best here. The more that element is left alone to carry the music, the better it is.

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JackPotLuck - JackPotLuck
Review by Gary Hill
I don’t know if I’ve ever heard anything this strange be this effective.

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Rebecca Jade - Weather the Storm (digital single)
Review by Gary Hill
This new single has been released ahead of a new album.

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Dino Jag - Two Young Hearts (digital single)
Review by Gary Hill
This is the new digital single from this Australian pop artist. 

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Mick Jagger - Goddess in the Doorway
Review by Gary Hill
Mick Jagger has given us a winner in his new solo release Goddess in The Doorway. The album has both a modern texture and reflections of his Rolling Stones roots.
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James Blonde - International Orange
Review by Gary Hill

In the fine tradition of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Jethro Tull, there is no James Blonde in this band. Instead we have an alternative rock meets pop act from Niagara Falls in Canada.


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James Blonde - Stockton Rhythm
Review by Gary Hill

I reviewed another set from this act in the previous issue of Music Street Journal. Just like that one, this is a very enjoyable release.


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Darrin James - Bombs Away / Covert Mission Anthem (digital single)
Review by Gary Hill
This digital single is quite cool.

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Jo James - Midnight Dealin'
Review by Gary Hill

Jo James' sound is very classic in nature. It's a sound of soulful music with jazz and blues mixed into its heart and core.


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Tommy James - Hi-Fi
Review by Gary Hill
This is a new reissue of a Tommy James album from 1990. James’ performances are great.

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Tommy James - Greatest Hits: Live
Review by Gary Hill
I’ve liked Tommy James for as long as I can remember. I’ve yet to see him live, but this disc makes me feel a bit like I have.

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Tommy James - 40 Years: The Complete Singles Collection (1966-2006)
Review by Gary Hill
This is sure a great compilation. Tommy James has had plenty of hit singles over the years, and they are all included here.

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Jane in Space - Jane in Space
Review by Gary Hill
This seems to be a blend of retro and modern sounds.

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The Jazz Crusaders - Give Peace a Chance
Review by Gary Hill
This is a remastered version of a classic from the Jazz Crusaders.

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JD & The Straight Shot - Ballyhoo!
Review by Gary Hill
All that's old is new again. I suppose that's as good a way as any to explain the modern fascination with roots music.

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Leah Jee - The Rest is Ours
Review by Gary Hill
This EP is quite good. It’s not without problems, though.

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Kevin Jenkins - Step Inside
Review by Gary Hill
This album is pretty close to perfect. The blend of sounds here runs from rock to jazz to blues and more.

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Kevin Jenkins - Til The Story's Told
Review by Gary Hill
This is the kind of album that should have pretty wide appeal.

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Joe Jermano - Dreaming in Color
Review by Gary Hill

This could almost land under progressive rock. Certainly some of the songs could qualify.


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Jet Motor Crash - Personal Space
Review by Gary Hill
The second album from California band Jet Motor Crash, this one is solid, but could be better. The band creates a blend of music that is all hard alternative rock, but seems to lean heavily on metal and punk.
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Flaco Jimenez - Fiesta (Live in Bremen)
Review by Gary Hill
This really does feel like a fiesta. If you enjoy Mexican music that's partly traditional and partly based in jazz and rock and roll you'll love this.

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Billy Joel - Streetlife Serenade (Hybrid Multichannel SACD)
Review by Gary Hill
Here we have a classy reissue of an often forgotten Billy Joel album.

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Elton John - Songs From The West Coast
Review by Gary Hill
Amongst the musicians playing on this album are Elton's longtime cohorts Davey Johnstone and Nigel Olsson. Also joining him are such musical icons as Stevie Wonder, Rufus Wainwright, and Billy Preston.
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Tenry Johns - The King Kong Rocker-In Here Tonight
Review by Gary Hill
Far too often the blues can come across as generic and lacking in variety. There are few artists who manage to pull off a form of the style that is based in a traditional vein and is still varied enough to entertain.

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Emily Johnson - Open Your Heart
Review by Gary Hill

The easiest description here is probably adult contemporary music. That seems to imply something that's perhaps a bit dull.


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The Jolly Pops - We Are Happy Dads
Review by Gary Hill

As anyone who has been around kids for any time will tell you, children love to listen to the same music over and over again.


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Karen Jonas - Butter
Review by Gary Hill

I've seen Karen Jonas listed as country music. I suppose as a simple answer, that fits.


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The Austin Jones Band - Chasing the Wind
Review by Gary Hill
There are a lot of angles to the sound of this act.

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Baskerville Jones - So Right (digital single)
Review by Gary Hill
This single has such a cool classic sound to it. The vibe is part jazz, part reggae and all energy.

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Baskerville Jones - Mile 1
Review by Gary Hill
I like this set quite a bit. The vocals are without question the best thing here, but that doesn’t mean they are the only thing good.

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George Jones - Jones Country / You've Still Got a Place in My Heart
Review by Gary Hill
A disc that’s part of a series of old style country music reissues, this one (like the rest in the series) features two classic albums on one CD.

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George Jones/Merle Haggard/Johnny Paycheck - Double Trouble / Taste of Yesterday's Wine
Review by Gary Hill
Here’s a cool release.

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Juliane Jones - The Space between the Telephone Lines
Review by Gary Hill
This is an unusual release. It’s hard to classify.

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Laney Jones - Golden Road
Review by Gary Hill
It would be pretty easy to classify this as country. Add some folk into the mix and it fits a lot of the set.

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John Jorgenson - Divertuoso
Review by Gary Hill
This three CD box set is expansive, both in terms of the amount of music and the scope of the sounds.

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Juliette Jules - Black Crow EP
Review by Gary Hill
Everything on this EP is mellow.

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June Star - Pull Awake
Review by Gary Hill
The blend of country and rock on this works well.

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Junkyard - High Water
Review by Gary Hill
When these guys are best, it's when they embrace their punk, rough around the edges sound.

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