2001 - Bluesman Lester "Big Daddy" Kinsey dies of prostate cancer in Gary, Ind., at the age of 74. Kinsey is the patriarch of a well-known blues family: sons Donald, Kenneth, and Ralph backed their father before stepping out independently in the '80s as the Kinsey Report.
Tweet's unmistakable alto and lyrically driven songs were the key attractions on her debut, "Southern Hummingbird." That album spawned the tongue-in-cheek hit "Oops (Oh My)." Those same talents are in full effect here.
Prefuse 73, aka Scott Herren, creates what qualifies as hip-hop's second cousin, a mix of glitch and classic breakbeats, filtering them through mutated samples and coming out clean on the other side with vocalists and rappers firmly imbedded in the mayhem.
Locos Por Juana are a big, fusion, party band reminiscent of Ozomatli—albeit one that also tosses sounds from Miami and the Caribbean into the mix: ska, cumbia, rock and a little bit of everything else.