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Music Review: Ellen Foley – ‘About Time’


'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


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”


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”


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”


"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″


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”


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″


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″


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


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 »