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The Original Delaney & Bonnie (Accept No Substitute) and To Bonnie From Delaney

Read "The Original Delaney & Bonnie (Accept No Substitute) and To Bonnie From Delaney" reviewed by Doug Collette

Delaney & Bonnie's best work functions as a primer on contemporary rock and roll, not to mention how the pair functioned as a catalyst to what's arguably the most prolific and productive instances of musical community that arose from the late Sixties and early Seventies. And even if the following two selections are the sole titles ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Doors: Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine

Read "Doors: Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine" reviewed by Doug Collette

Given his fascination with media, the late Jim Morrison would no doubt be deeply bemused at the irony of the release of a Doors compilation on cd (a dying configuration) due its popularity as a Record Store Day 2014 issue on vinyl lp (the configuration that won't die).

It's no accident that Bruce Harris' ...

The Doors: L.A. Woman - 40th Anniversary Edition

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The Doors

L.A. Woman: 40th Anniversary Edition

Elecktra

2012

In the end, The Doors were a jazz organ trio playing the blues, what keyboardist Ray Manzarek called “The Modern Jazz Quartet of Rock." Flirting with psychedelia on its first four albums, providing an acid soundtrack to 1967's Summer of Love, and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Doors: LA Woman: 40th Anniversary Edition

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The two-disc reissue of The Doors' L.A. Woman (Elektra, 1971), released to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the original album, documents how this band achieved what The Beatles could not with Let It Be (Apple, 1970). Jim Morrison and company effectively and authentically went back to their musical roots and, in so doing, restored their camaraderie ...

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Oregon: Out of the Woods

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This album can be judged by its cover, an illustration by David Wilcox depicting an idealized old-growth forest. Scattered amongst the too-perfect trees and well-pruned shrubs are various oversized acoustic instruments sharing a well-manicured lawn with a gray squirrel, a curious raccoon, a startled owl and a pileated woodpecker. It's all pleasant greens bordering warm shades ...

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Phish: Undermind

Read "Undermind" reviewed by Doug Collette

A decidedly conventional work from a decidedly unconventional group, Phish’s Undermind is a perfect marriage of purpose and production. Initial packing includes a DVD with studio footage and interviews with the band, but watching that disc isn't nearly so enlightening as hearing the CD in its entirety from start to finish. The artistic and personal unrest ...

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Natalie Merchant: Motherland

Read "Motherland" reviewed by Ashley King

People have been expecting big things from Natalie Merchant. While her latest release, Motherland, may not make many “Best of" lists for 2001, it most definitely made some “Most Anticipated" lists prior to its November release. On the heels of an American Folk Music tour and out of a collaboration with renowned roots-rock producer T-Bone Burnett ...

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Colin James: Little Big Band II

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A fine blues guitarist and singer, Saskatchewan native Colin James dabbled in the swing thing long before it became the pop flavor of the month. His 1993 release Little Big Band featured a dazzling band that included Roomful of Blues, Chuck Leavell and Reese Winans. James revives that sound here by inviting blues and swing talents ...

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David Sanborn: Songs From the Night Before

Read "Songs From the Night Before" reviewed by Dave Hughes

The new CD from David Sanborn was billed as a return his funky, contemporary style after his recent diversions into standards with strings ( Pearls ) and straight-ahead ( Another Hand ). However, I found this album to be different from most of his previous works in that it is more blues and R&B oriented. The ...