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Strange Days - 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Read "Strange Days - 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition" reviewed by Doug Collette

The Doors' Strange Days did not have the cultural or commercial impact of the iconic band's eponymous debut earlier that halcyon year. And that's all the more regrettable because, in purely artistic terms, this second album is superior in (almost) every way.

Accordingly, the more streamlined 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of this laboriously-recorded landmark ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jimmy Dawkins: The Chicago Blues Box 2

Read "The Chicago Blues Box 2" reviewed by Chris Mosey

It's a strange but true story: how a French woman schoolteacher, reared on classical music and Gallic chansons, came to play a major role in reviving the fortunes of Chicago blues in the 1970s.

Marcelle Chailleux was introduced to the blues by Jacques Morgantini, a founder member of the Hot Club de France. ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Grateful Dead: RFK Stadium 1989 Box

Read "RFK Stadium 1989 Box" reviewed by Doug Collette

Not nearly the rare or expansive likes of Get Shown The Light (Grateful Dead/Rhino, 2017), including the vaunted Cornell '77 concert, The Grateful Dead's RFK Stadium 1989 Box is nevertheless a deceptively lavish box set (note the gold foil adorning the band's moniker on the front cover). Perhaps because it is now one of a string ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Searchers: Another Night: The Sire Recordings 1979-1981

Read "Another Night: The Sire Recordings 1979-1981" reviewed by Doug Collette

Even if its total run time of two hours approximate doesn't exactly constitute a voluminous collection deserving the appellation 'deluxe,' The Searchers' Another Night: The Sire Years 1979-1981 is nevertheless the absolute definition of a comprehensive anthology. It contains not only the entirety of the two albums this seminal Merseybeat band recorded at the label home ...

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Trouble No More - The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981

Read "Trouble No More - The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981" reviewed by Doug Collette

As Bob Dylan is pictured on the front cover of his latest archive release, Trouble No More, aviator shades glinting in the spotlight with his arms akimbo over the Fender guitar strapped over his shoulder, he doesn't appear all that much different than the wildly combative folk-rocker of the mid-Sixties on which much of his legend ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra: The Treasury Shows, Vol. 24

Read "The Treasury Shows, Vol. 24" reviewed by Chris Mosey

The early 1950s were a worrying time for Duke Ellington. Musical tastes were changing and big bands were going out of business. Ellington was nervous. “I like to keep a band so I can write and hear the music next day," he said, “The only way you can do that is to pay the band and ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

R.E.M.: Automatic For The People - 25th Anniversary Edition

Read "Automatic For The People - 25th Anniversary Edition" reviewed by Doug Collette

If the anniversary packages of R.E.M.'s discography, like Automatic For The People, seem to be arriving in quick succession, that's because the band hit an extraordinarily prolific stride around a quarter century ago. Breaking beyond the boundaries of their previously-established and recognizable style with Green (Warner Bros., 1988), the foursome continued into the next decade writing, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Nick Hempton: Trio Stonk: Live At Smalls

Read "Trio Stonk: Live At Smalls" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

On April 20, 2017, tenor and alto saxophonist Nick Hempton, bassist George DeLancey, and drummer Dan Aran played a gig at Smalls Jazz Club in New York City. Fortunately, it was recorded and recently released by the house label, SmallsLIVE. Although Hempton is the leader, the sixty minutes of music amounts to a collective accomplishment. The ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Peter Case: On The Way Downtown: Recorded Live On FolkScene

Read "On The Way Downtown: Recorded Live On FolkScene" reviewed by Doug Collette

Peter Case's On the Way Downtownreminds how prolific the once and future frontman of the Plimsouls has been during the course of his solo career. Recorded Live On FolkScene captures Case just as he was gaining traction during that phase of his career and offers keen insight into both his writing and performing.

What's ...

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The Marcus King Band: Due North

Read "Due North" reviewed by Doug Collette

It should come as no surprise that the Marcus King Band is developing a work ethic remarkably similar to Gov't Mule. The latter band's titular leader, Warren Haynes, produced their eponymous second album which was released on Fantasy Records, the same label on which the Mule now resides. And, not coincidentally, MKD has the same management ...


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