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Music Review: Ellen Foley – ‘About Time’

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'About Time' can be divided between up-tempo rock songs fueled by her over-the-top vocals and slower stripped-down bluesy tunes. Read More »

Kyu Sakamoto Topped The American Music World 50 Years Ago

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The only Japanese artist to ever top the Billboard Hot 100 reached number one 50 years ago this week. Read More »

Music Review: The Beach Boys – “Live – The 50th Anniversary Tour”

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The Beach Boys have released a fine document of their epic 50th Anniversary Tour. Surf's up! Read More »

Music Review: Sea Level – “Cats on the Coast/On the Edge”

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Sea Level had a short career, but was a competent and professional band that had a unique blend of sounds, and seemed to have had some fun along the way. Read More »

Music Review: Tea Leaf Green – “In The Wake”

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"In The Wake" catches Tea Leaf Green in transition and it’s good to see a band explore new directions at times without leaving their past party/jam roots completely behind. Read More »

Music Review: Captain Beyond – “Live In Texas – October 6, 1973″

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A long lost 1973 concert is finally released on CD - a wonderful journey back in time into the mind and music of Captain Beyond. Read More »

Music Review: Marshall Chapman – “Blaze Of Glory”

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Marshall Chapman caps a busy three year period with the release of her 13th album, mature music by a confident artist. Read More »

Music Review: Oscar Pettiford – “Lost Tapes: Germany 1958/1959″

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Oscar Pettiford’s place in jazz music is secure because of his bass innovations and his making the cello a viable jazz instrument. For any fan of jazz and its history, "Lost Tapes..." is a must-have release. Read More »

Music Review: Jutta Hipp – “The German Recordings 1952-1955″

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Jutta Hipp walked away from the music scene at the height of her commercial success. Now her early German recordings have been issued on CD. Read More »

Lesley Gore Topped the American Music World 50 Years Ago This Week

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Lesley Gore had quite a party 50 years ago with the number one single "It's My Party" - the one and only chart-topper of her career. Read More »