Taken from the Skin Graft release, Salad Days: Remastered.
Tammy Wynette’s voice conveyed passion and heartbreak as she sang songs about heartbreak, loss, and disappointment. These two albums, both from 1974, are atypical in that regard, twenty-one emotionally powerful and gorgeously arranged country songs that might best be taken in small doses.
Bill Evans was easily one of the best jazz pianists of the 20th century, establishing himself with an impressive array of albums of his own. Yet he also was an in-demand musician, and this three-disc, four-hour set highlights just a smattering of his collaborations from his very fertile early years, while sprinkling in some choice selections from his own releases.
Taken from the Westworld Recordings release, Dance Underwater.
The events of September 11, 2001 directly impacted millions of lives in infinitely unique ways. I dealt with it by listening to music, and writing the first review for my very first music website–an album I’d not listened to since…until this week. Some reflections are offered within…
A few words on the legendary Don Williams, who passed away Friday at the age of 78.
Hitchhiker is purportedly an “unreleased Neil Young solo album.” It isn’t really a lost album, though; instead, it’s the document of a quick, one night recording session, where Young played his latest compositions for his friend, David Briggs. It’s a welcomed–albeit way too brief–addition to the Neil Young archives.
Taken from the Numero Group release, Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares.
This two-disc set serves as an introduction to the work of Gerald Levert–both as a solo artist and with his band, the beloved R&B trio Levert.
Taken from the Tompkins Square release, Gentle Wilderness.