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David Axelrod: 1968-1970: An Anthology (Stateside import); The Axelrod Chronicles (Fantasy)

Will Hermes, Spin, December 2000

IMAGINE ITALIAN film-score wizard Ennio Morricone as an acidhead staff producer at Stax/Volt, and you have a rough idea of the utterly cosmic funkiness of David Axelrod, an L.A. jazzman-turned-producer whose snare-popping sides have become communion wafers for a generation of crate-diggers and neo-soulsters.

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