Table of Contents – Issue 189

Table of Contents – Issue 189

Written by Frank Doris

Copper’s Dan Schwartz was a true friend – the kind who told you what you needed to hear, not what you wanted to hear. Sadly, he left us on May 16, 2023 at age 66. He will be deeply missed. My tribute to Dan is in this issue.

We mourn the loss of Tina Turner. Where do we begin about this musical force of nature, the Queen of Rock and Roll? Beginning her career with Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm in 1957, they scored major hits with “Proud Mary,” River Deep – Mountain High” and others – and then Tina Turner went on to an even more dazzling solo career. 1984’s Private Dancer yielded multiple hits, including the smash, “What’s Love Got to Do With It.” She sold more than 100 million records, and received 12 Grammy awards and numerous additional accolades. RIP to a legend.

Also in this issue: Anne E. Johnson appreciates Alan Jackson keeping it country. Ken Kessler has thoughts about the cassette tape…revival? Wayne Robins reviews Paul Simon’s latest album, Seven Psalms. Tom Gibbs gets excited about the Topping E70 Velvet DAC, and Andrew Daly is wowed by If… David Heatley’s new album. I review the new Kinks anthology, The Journey – Part 1. Rudy Radelic drives through another road rally for lemons.

Russ Welton interviews Dr. Sean Olive, senior fellow, acoustic research at Harman International. J.I. Agnew restores a Presto record lathe cutter head. Rich Isaacs picks another desert island disc. Howard Kneller spends time with the Linn Magik DAC in The Listening Chair. Ray Chelstowski talks with singer/songwriter Parker Millsap. We conclude the issue with audio shelving, a request to be seated, a disconnect, and some old timer rock and roll.

Staff Writers:
J.I. Agnew, Ray Chelstowski, Andrew Daly, Harris Fogel, Jay Jay French, Tom Gibbs, Roy Hall, Rich Isaacs, Anne E. Johnson, Don Kaplan, Ken Kessler, Don Lindich, Stuart Marvin, Tom Methans, B. Jan Montana, Rudy Radelic, Tim Riley, Wayne Robins, Alón Sagee, Ken Sander, John Seetoo, Dan Schwartz, Russ Welton, Adrian Wu

Contributing Editors:
Ivan Berger, Steven Bryan Bieler, Steve Kindig, Ed Kwok, Ted Shafran, David Snyder, Bob Wood

“Cartoon Bob” D’Amico

James Whitworth, Peter Xeni

Parting Shots:
James Schrimpf, B. Jan Montana, Rich Isaacs (and others)

Audio Anthropology Photos:
Howard Kneller, Steve Rowell

Frank Doris

Paul McGowan

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 – FD

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