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Article: Album Review

Cat Power: Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert

Read "Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert" reviewed by Doug Collette


There have been some splendid tributes to Bob Dylan and his singular songcraft in recent years, specifically Bettye LaVette's Things Have Changed (Verve, 2018) and Chrissie Hynde's Standing in the Doorway (BMG, 2021). But, stirring as both of those are, neither is as ambitious or eccentric as Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Wolfgang Muthspiel / Benjamin Koppel / Scott Colley / Brian Blade: Complements Incarnate

Read "Wolfgang Muthspiel  / Benjamin Koppel / Scott Colley / Brian Blade: Complements Incarnate" reviewed by Doug Collette


The inveterate musiclover knows all too well how the attraction(s) of certain musician(s) names invariably leads to the satisfaction of hearing them, live or on record, as leaders or accompanists. Bassist Scott Colley and drummer Brian Blade are two such musicians whose listing in the credits of any album or showbill invariably invites observation: appearing together ...

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Article: Album Review

Steve Miller: J50: The Evolution of The Joker (2CD)

Read "J50: The Evolution of The Joker (2CD)" reviewed by Doug Collette


There is no shortage of throwaway songs on Steve Miller Band albums early--Brave New World (Capitol, 1969)), Your Saving Grace (Capitol,1969)--or late--Circle of Love (Capitol, 1981), Abracadabra (Capitol, 1982). But there had never been a piece of fluff positioned as the centerpiece of one of his long-players until The Joker (Capitol, 1973) came out,

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Article: Album Review

Peter Lewis: Imagination

Read "Imagination" reviewed by Doug Collette


Peter Lewis' songs are among the most distinctive entries in the body of work by that great but woefully unsung San Francisco band of the '60s, Moby Grape. “Sittin' By The Window" and “Changes, Circles Spinning" illustrate his unique fingerpicking guitar style, the circular nature of which sounds as effortless as the slightly breathy phrasing of ...

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Article: Book Review

Leon Russell: The Master of Space and Time's Journey Through Rock & Roll History

Read "Leon Russell: The Master of Space and Time's Journey Through Rock & Roll History" reviewed by Doug Collette


Leon Russell: The Master of Space and Time's Journey Through Rock & Roll History Bill Janovitz 592 Pages ISBN: #978-0306924774 Hachette Book Group 2023 A quick perusal of the late Leon Russell: The Master of Space And Time's Journey Through Rock & Roll History will most likely leave an ...

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Article: Album Review

Leon Russell: Signature Songs

Read "Signature Songs" reviewed by Doug Collette


Originally released in 2001 and out-of-print since a 2007 re-release, Leon Russell's Signature Songs is now available again on compact disc and vinyl LP in tandem with a new distribution agreement for late Beatle George Harrison's label imprint, Dark Horse Records. A collection of eleven stripped-down takes on The Master of Space And Time's best-known songs, ...

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Article: Live Review

Larkin Poe At the Pulaski Technical College Center For The Performing Arts

Read "Larkin Poe At the Pulaski Technical College Center For The Performing Arts" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Larkin Poe University of Arkansas' Pulaski Technical College North Little Rock, AR April 8, 2021 In a live performance two years in the making, the sister duo, Larkin Poe. finally appeared on the stage of the University of Arkansas— Pulaski Technical College Center for the Performing Arts. The band was originally ...

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Article: Blues Deluxe

Winter 2022

Read "Winter 2022" reviewed by Doug Collette


Blues Deluxe is a regular column comprised of pithy takes on recent blues and roots-music releases of note, spotlighting titles in those genres that might otherwise go unnoticed under the cultural radar. The Ronnie Wood Band Mr. Luck: A Tribute to Jimmy Reed Live at the Royal Albert Hall BMG

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

The Legendary Nate Smith: What's the story?

Read "The Legendary Nate Smith: What's the story?" reviewed by Leo Sidran


Drummer, composer and bandleader Nate Smith is known and celebrated in many circles. In recent years his drumming has become as influential as it has been ubiquitous. Transcription books of his playing have been written, and any drummer trying to play funk or pocket oriented music today will have to confront Nate's playing one way or ...

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Article: Album Review

Nate Smith: Kinfolk 2: See The Birds

Read "Kinfolk 2: See The Birds" reviewed by Mark Corroto


If there were brick & mortar establishments called record stores today, one could imagine the challenge Nate Smith's Kinfolk projects would pose for an employee trying to file his latest releases. Those familiar with the drummer's work in the bands of Chris Potter, Dave Holland, or Alex Sipiagin might place the discs in the jazz section, ...


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