The Wire

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Issue 118

December 1994

Sounding Off: Live
News, events, dates, ideas, letters

New York Now!
Howard Mandel spells out sounds in the The Sprawl

Nation Records
David Toop talks to the folk who unleashed Fun-Da-Mental, Trans-Global Underground and more

Raymond & Peter
Myrna Mynkoff tells the tale of the taping of the worst neighbours in the world

Dedication Orchestra
Barry Witherden encounters a South African celebration

Sainkho Namchylak
John Corbett phones up the Tuvan voice-thrower

Deborah Chessler & The Orioles
Greil Marcus discovers rock 'n' roll was started by a teenage Jewish girl

Lost Tales Of Miles
Wire writers discuss the things about the trumpeter star that ought to be noted, and never are

New Faces For '94
Our photographers go in search of rising talent for times to come

Ethel Waters
Stephen Bourne remembers the great black vaudeville and cinema pioneer

Wynton Marsalis Vs The Future
Eddie Prevost argues that the jazz traditionalism Marsalis espouses is all bunk

My Pop Christmas
David Quantick thinks of ways to improve the holiday we all love to hate

Reel To Reel
David Eimer takes on video auteurs young and old

Print Run
Reviews of books on jazz writing, opera and blues collecting