Friday , May 20 2022

Eric’s Quick Picks – Van Morrison – What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Not much.

Van the Man keeps doing his medium-intensity thing, now for the legendary Blue Note label, and Van IS essentially a pop-jazz and jump-blues singer these days anyway. With strings, reeds and horns providing a sweet but not saccharine, gently swinging bed, Van riffs off of standard blues progressions on his own compositions that could have easily appeared on a Bull Moose Jackson, Big Joe Turner, or Johnny Otis record from the ’40s or ’50s.

Van’s voice is the stuff of primordial Hibernian peat dipped in ’30s Kansas City, ’40s Los Angeles, ’50s Memphis, and ’60s Marin County. This is a tangy, nocturnal reverie from a giant in semi-repose.

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About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected],, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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