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Music Review: Hank Williams – ‘The Garden Spot Programs, 1950′


Four of Hank Williams Garden Spot programs, unheard for 64 years, will be released on May 19. Read More »

Music Review: Doris Day – ‘The Essential Doris Day’ [2-CD Collection]


America's sweetheart of the 1950s and 1960s returns with an essential collection. Read More »

Music Review: David Ruffin – ‘My Whole World Ended/Feelin’ Good’


After leaving the Temptations, David Ruffin released two solo albums within a period of six months. Both have now been reissued as a two-for-one CD. Read More »

Music Review: John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers – ‘Stories + Road Dogs + In the Palace of the King’


Three recent John Mayall albums are re-issued as a three-CD set. Read More »

Music Review: Charley Pride – ‘The Gospel Collection’


A unique sidetrack in the career of a country superstar, this reissue presents two of the better gospel albums of the 1970s. Read More »

Music Review: Irma Thomas – ‘Full Time Woman: The Lost Cotillion Album’


Irma Thomas’ material probably would not have changed the course of soul music but remains a good example of the soul sound of the early 1970s. Read More »

The Angels Topped the Charts 50 Years Ago This Week

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A heavenly sound topped the charts 50 years ago. Read More »

Music Review: John Coltrane – ‘Afro Blue Impressions’ [Remastered & Expanded 2-CD Set]

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Coltrane's legendary live album catches him in a very settled stage in his career, and while not for the faint-hearted, it's a good introduction to his music. Read More »

Music Review: Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott – ‘Memories and Moments’


These modern-day troubadours have reunited for an album of sparse Americana music. Read More »

Music Review: Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. – ‘The Two Of Us’ [Expanded Edition]


The second album by the former 5th Dimension members has been reissued by Real Gone Music in an expanded form. Read More »