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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Daniel Lanois: Goodbye to Language

Read "Goodbye to Language" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Consistently imaginative, producer, guitarist and sonic explorer Daniel Lanois has long been hailed not only as a studio wizard but as a gifted musician with a definite and unabashed affinity for experimentation and the avant-garde. Lanois is lauded for many things and among those is his uncanny ability to create wonderful music and ambiances from minimal ...

Tinariwen: Emmaar and Inside/Outside: The Joshua Tree Sessions

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Emmaar
Anti-
2014

In African culture music is not “leisure" activity, but part of the daily fabric of life. Ritual of almost any sort--whether manual labor, religion or the dramatic arts--is especially associated with music. That is one of the reasons why African music has so much magic in it. And ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Daniel Lanois: Flesh and Machine

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Credit should be given where it's due. Producer/musician Daniel Lanois has never been satisfied with just keep churning out the same kind of music for the same kind of audience that swooned over his song based records or the productions he did for other artists. As a true artist he wants to evolve and continuously create ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Bettye Lavette: Thankful N’ Thoughtful

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"Non ci sono più vere cantanti di R&B" sentenzia Bettye Lavette in una recente intervista. “Penso che tutte queste giovani e adorabili signore come Beyoncé o Alicia Keys dovrebbero essere chiamate cantanti pop. Non sono delle cantanti di rhythm and blues e credo che se si trovassero su un palco fianco a fianco con Big Maybelle come è successo a ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Bettye LaVette: Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook

Read "Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Cross Nina Simone with Tina Turner and you get Bettye LaVette. Finally receiving the attention she deserves, LaVette finds herself on a most receptive world stage. LaVette appeared at the 2008 Kennedy Center Honors, in tribute to The Who's Peter Townsend and Roger Daltrey, singing “Love Reign O'er Me," from Quadrophenia (Polydor, 1979). Video of the ...

Bettye Lavette: Interpretations - The British Rock Songbook

Read "Bettye Lavette: Interpretations - The British Rock Songbook" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

Bettye Lavette

Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook

Anti- Records

2010



Perennial also-ran Bettye Lavette, among the many very good 1960s Detroit soul singers not signed to Motown--others include Barbara Lewis, Deon Jackson and Edwin Starr--offers a concept album of sorts. An interesting concept, too: R&B covers of classic British rock ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ramblin' Jack Elliott: A Stranger Here

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Few living artists can claim to have been mentor and model to Bob Dylan, but the man Dylan described as the King of folk singers-- Ramblin' Jack Elliott--has influenced a host of singers and story tellers from Johnny Cash and Ry Cooder to Tom Waits. Now in his sixth recording decade, Elliott returns in great voice ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Daniel Lanois: Belladonna

Read "Belladonna" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Daniel Lanois is doing something truly different in the world of music. His style doesn't really fit in with any genre that can be found at the local music store. Some may call it cosmic, folk, ambient, rock, spiritual, or soul... but the truth is that it is a combination of all these things. He's been ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Tom Waits: Real Gone

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Tom Waits
Real Gone
Anti-
2004

With each successive album, Tom Waits has become harder to pin down. He is unorthodox and approaches things differently; he is strange, and as a result of that his music is strange, different and unorthodox. His last two (simultaneously released) albums ( ...


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