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Kojak Variety (Music - Elvis Costello 1995)On this oddball selection of covers, only a few cuts (e.g., Dylan's ''I Threw It All Away'') make sense for Costello's bristly idiosyncratic vocalizing....Kojak Variety (Music - Elvis Costello 1995)On this oddball selection of covers, only a few cuts (e.g., Dylan's ''I Threw It All Away'') make sense for Costello's bristly idiosyncratic vocalizing....1995-05-12
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Kojak Variety (Music - Elvis Costello 1995)

Lead Performer: Elvis Costello; Producer (group): Warner Bros.; Status: In Season

On this oddball selection of covers, only a few cuts (e.g., Dylan’s ”I Threw It All Away”) make sense for Costello’s bristly idiosyncratic vocalizing. Despite being a great songwriter, he’s never going to outsing Little Richard, as his geeky version of ”Bama Lama Bama Loo” makes clear. B-

Originally posted May 12 1995 — 12:00 AM EDT

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