Tuesday , December 1 2020

Country and Americana

Music Reviews: ‘The Harry Smith B-Sides’ and a Bee Gees Live Collection, Plus Johnny Nicholas and Flamin’ Groovies

An anthology of early American folk, country, blues, and gospel answers an obvious question that no one previously asked. Plus, Bee Gees, Johnny Nicholas, and the Flamin' Groovies.

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Book & Music Reviews: A History of TV’s ‘Ready Steady Go!’ Plus Solomon Burke, Sensational Country Blues Wonders!, Paul Winter, Felix Hatfield

A book documents the history of an influential 1960s British TV music show. Plus, CDs from Solomon Burke, Sensational Country Blues Wonders, Paul Winter, and Felix Hatfield.

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Music Reviews: Jeb Loy Nichols’s Masterful ‘Season of Decline,’ Plus VickiKristinaBarcelona and Kristen Grainger

Jeb Loy Nichols, a relatively obscure folk singer, delivers a gem. Plus, an album of Tom Waits covers and folk/bluegrass from Kristen Grainger & True North.

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Music Reviews: John McCutcheon’s ‘Cabin Fever,’ Plus the Staples, LeRoux, the Wildmans, and Anthony Geraci

Folksinger John McCutcheon delivers songs inspired by the pandemic. Plus, reissues from the Staples Singers and new music from LeRoux, the Wildmans and Anthony Geraci.

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