Friday , June 14 2024

R&B

Music Reviews: Chip Taylor’s ‘Behind the Sky,’ plus Jazz Giants Chet Baker, Sun Ra, and Art Tatum, and More

Chip Taylor

Reviews of the effusive latest Chip Taylor CD, plus jazz greats Chet Baker, Sun Ra, and Art Tatum, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and Crow and Gazelle.

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Music and Book Reviews: Wonder Women of Country, plus Thee Sinseers, Matt Blake, Pete Ham, and Eddie Hinton

onder Women of Country

Texas-based trio Wonder Women of Country consists of longtime alt-country artist Kelly Willis; Melissa Carper, whose excellent 'Ramblin’ Soul' appeared in 2022; and Brennen Leigh.

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Music Reviews: ‘New Guitars in Town’ (a Power-Pop Anthology), plus Christian Parker, Ted Russell Kamp, Marcia Griffiths, Willie Lindo

New Guitars in Town

Reviews: an anthology of UK power pop, plus Christian Parker, Ted Russell Kamp, and reggae from 1974.

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Music & Film Reviews: Dion’s ‘Girl Friends’ and the Rolling Stones ‘Live at the Wiltern,’ plus John Smith and Doris Troy

Dion Girl Friends

Dion duets with female artists on a new album proving that he can still make great music well into his 80s.

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Music Reviews: The Who’s ‘Live at Shea Stadium,’ plus Rockabilly Anthologies and Albums from Johnny Adams and Tyrone Cotton

The Who Shea Stadium

Music Reviews: a 1982 Who concert plus two rockabilly anthologies, R&B singer Johnny Adams, and Tyrone Cotton's debut.

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Music Reviews: ‘The JFK Inauguration: US Top 100 20th January 1961,’ plus Mike Zito, Vanessa Peters, and Lance Cowan

JFK Inauguration

A fascinating new anthology collects music from the week when President John F. Kennedy took office, featuring most of the songs that made Billboard’s chart that week.

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Music Reviews: ‘You Can Walk Across It on the Grass: The Boutique Sounds of Swinging London,’ plus Paul Collins and Gordon Grdina

You Can Walk Across It

A review of an anthology of the sounds of late 1960a swinging London. Plus, new albums from Paul Collins and Gordon Grdina.

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Music Reviews: ‘We Can Work It Out’ (An Anthology of Beatles Covers), plus the Kinks and Marcel Smith

We Can Work It Out

A new Beatles covers collection features a fair number of luminous artists and a few famous covers, but the focus is more on obscure artists and recordings.

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Music Reviews: The Massive ‘Memphis Blues Box,’ plus Tom Russell and the Ink Spots

Memphis Blues Box

Ironically, it took a European record company to compile The Memphis Blues Box, one of the most impressive and essential collections of American music you’ll ever find. Still, I can’t think of a label more suited to the task than Germany’s Bear Family, which is world-famous for its gargantuan and …

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