Billy Ocean made a splash in 1984 with his smash hit album Suddenly, which propelled him to a respectable success for the rest of the decade. Cherry Pop’s latest in its Remixes And Rarities offers up two discs’ worth of variants and hard-to-find remixes that serves as a nice reminder of what made Ocean so special.
We were supposed to begin a conversation with the late David Berman this week, a little dalliance to keep him preoccupied whilst he fought the boredom of the road. Yet sadly, that never happened, as he passed away by his own hand last Wednesday. We reflect on him, his fantastic Purple Mountains project, and present you with questions we had intended to ask him, but sadly will never get to ask him.
Taken from the Columbia/Legacy Recordings release, Cabaret Metro, Chicago, IL, May 13, 1995.
We’re excited to bring you a taste from Seattle-based SassyBlack’s fantastic new album, Ancient Mahogany Gold.
To celebrate today’s 25th anniversary of Jeff Buckley’s masterpiece Grace, we are proud to present you with a chapter from the forthcoming deluxe coffee table book 25 Years Of Grace. in this selection, Christopher Dowd talks about his friend and roommate Jeff, offering a touching and intimate look at the young man before he became a mythological, doomed soul.
Lisa Carver delves into the latest in Melville House’s fantastic The Last Interview series, a rather short but absolutely compelling historical artifacts from the doomed jazz vocalist Billie Holiday.
A new Reelz documentary shines a very different light on the life and the persona of legendary artist Tupac Shakur, and suggests the “real” man was a very different person.