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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tony Joe White: Bad Mouthin'

Read "Bad Mouthin'" reviewed by Doug Collette

If Tony Joe White's seventeenth album, Bad Mouthin', proves anything, it's how deeply evocative of his Southern heritage are his own songs, even as they stand next to--and sound of a piece with--those of Jimmy Reed, Lightnin' Hopkins, John Lee Hooker and Charlie Patton. Appropriately, virtually all twelve tracks on this LP find the author of ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

At the Louisiana Hayride Tonight

Read "At the Louisiana Hayride Tonight" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

While not technically a “bundle," I am using my personal column to discuss the most important recorded music release of the past year, if not decade. Music, as we presently know it, would be very different had the Louisiana Hayride not existed. Uncharitably known as ..."the poor man's Grand Ole Opry," the Louisiana Hayride was anything ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Doors: The Singles

Read "The Singles" reviewed by Doug Collette

Naysayers carping about the voluminous reissues of the Doors catalog conveniently forget to consider neither label nor management would proceed on a title like The Singles if there wasn't sufficient confidence the market, in terms of new audiences alone wasn't there to support sales. And say what anyone will about how dubious is the concept of ...

NEWS: TRENDS

Elvis Presley and The Tale Of Two Very Different Music Industries

Elvis Presley and The Tale Of Two Very Different Music Industries

Elvis is King!  Or is he?  As we commemorate 40 years since his death, how are Elvis and his fellow legacy artists fairing in the new music industry landscape as compared to their younger counterparts?  Is YouTube for everyone, for example? And Spotify promises long tail revenue, but does that include Elvis and his peers?  Guest post by ...

L'ultimo hipster. La vita e la musica di Mark Murphy

Read "L'ultimo hipster. La vita e la musica di Mark Murphy" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Non trovate accenni a Mark Murphy nelle più recenti storie del jazz, neanche il nome. Una lacuna che appare inspiegabile (a differenza di Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormè e Tony Bennett) che si giustifica solo col ritardo a collocare il cantante di Syracuse in una prospettiva storica.

Eppure già prima della sua scomparsa -il ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 1: 1920-1965

Read "The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 1: 1920-1965" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 1: 1920-1965
Ed Ward
416 Pages
ISBN: # 978-1250071163
Flatiron Books
2016

Ed Ward has been the Rock & Roll Historian on NPR's Fresh Air (WHYY, Philadelphia--Terry Gross) for thirty years. He is the author of Rock of Ages: The Rolling Stone History ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Jazz Quanta Vocals: Carol Bach-y-Rita, Sara Serpa, Alyssa Allgood, Gina Sicilia, Ilse Huizinga

Read "Jazz Quanta Vocals: Carol Bach-y-Rita, Sara Serpa, Alyssa Allgood, Gina Sicilia, Ilse Huizinga" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Carol Bach-y-Rita
minha casa / my house
Self Produced
2016

Polyglot exotic Carol Bach-y-Rita released her conspicuous debut, What Love Is in 2009. Since then, she has kept busy performing, taking her sweet time in developing her new project, the self-produced Minha Casa / My House. Her selected ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

John Scofield: Country for Old Men

Read "Country for Old Men" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini

La vita spesso sa essere molto crudele. Nella sua lunga parabola artistica il chitarrista John Scofield, nato a Dayton (Ohio) nel dicembre del 1951, ha avuto numerose soddisfazioni di grande spessore, dalle esperienze come sideman nei gruppi di Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Chet Baker, George Duke, Joe Henderson, Billy Cobham ed Herbie Hancock, per citare solo ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Paul McCartney, Lucian Grainge Pay Tribute To George Martin

Paul McCartney, Lucian Grainge Pay Tribute To George Martin

Often described as the 5th Beatle, record producer and executive George Martin left an indelible mark on modern music.  Among the many tributes paid to Martin, who passed away at  earlier this week, were statements from Paul McCartney and UMG CEO Lucian Grainge.   Sir Paul McCartney I’m so sad to hear the news of the passing of dear ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Mort Weiss' E-book, "Sex And The Jazz Musician - The Hollywood Years And Beyond," Now Available

Mort Weiss' E-book, "Sex And The Jazz Musician - The Hollywood Years And Beyond," Now Available

New E-Book Translates the Octogenarian Clarinetist’s Mort Report Columns from All About Jazz into an Autobiographic Series of Vignettes Complimented with Music and Video Sex and the Jazz Musician—The Hollywood Years and Beyond, an intriguing glimpse into the life and times of “the world's greatest unemployed jazz clarinetist," 80-year old Mort Weiss, is now available as an ...