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Article: Album Review

The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Los Angeles Forum April 26, 1969

Read "Los Angeles Forum April 26, 1969" reviewed by Doug Collette


The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Los Angeles Forum April 26, 1969 is an integral component of one of the earliest posthumous Jimi Hendrix anthologies, the four x CD set Lifelines: The Jimi Hendrix Story (Reprise, 1990). Yet it appeared there in slightly truncated form, and until this standalone release, the entire concert has never been issued in ...

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Article: Just For Fun

Jimmy Page and Billy Gibbons Jazz Album Set For Upcoming Release

Read "Jimmy Page and Billy Gibbons Jazz Album Set For Upcoming Release" reviewed by Kyle Simpler


During the past few years, Blue Note Records has attracted new listeners by offering albums by emerging artists while repackaging many of their classic releases. Series such as the Tone Poet and Classic Vinyl reissues have proven particularly successful. Now, in an attempt to reach an even broader audience, Blue Note has decided to invite non-jazz ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac: A Green Sun Sets On The Blue Horizon

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There are times when the stars align in a dramatic and symbiotic way. Although Mick Fleetwood had talked about a tribute concert to honor friend and British blues slide guitar giant Peter Green for years, Fleetwood was tenacious and succeeded in bringing together an all-star roster of close to 20 musicians on February 25, 2020, days ...

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Article: Film Review

Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate The Music of Peter Green and the Early Years of Fleetwood Mac

Read "Mick Fleetwood & Friends  Celebrate The Music of Peter Green and the Early Years of Fleetwood Mac" reviewed by Doug Collette


Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate The Music of Peter Green and the Early Years of Fleetwood Mac BMG 2021 Enclosed in a hardbound book format similar to Then Play On -The Celebration Edition (BMG, 2020), this homage to the late Peter Green, British guitarist and co-founder of Fleetwood Mac group, is ...

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Article: Album Review

Sparky Parker: In the Dark

Read "In the Dark" reviewed by Jim Trageser


Crafting the perfect riff has been the goal of every blues and rock guitarist since Jimi Hendrix first began channeling Albert King. Welding a memorable theme to jaw-dropping technique is the surest way for a budding guitarist to elevate his or her reputation. Houston, Texas' Sparky Parker's debut opens with one of those defining ...

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Article: Bailey's Bundles

Ten Artists: February 2019

Read "Ten Artists: February 2019" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Cecilia Bartoli Antonio Vivaldi Decca 2018 2019 marks the thirtieth anniversary of mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli recording for Decca, her label for the duration of her career. Bartoli's first recording was Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia (London/Decca, 1989) opposite famous baritone Leo Nucci. My own introduction to Bartoli was through her Mozart ...

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Article: Film Review

Jeff Beck: Live at the Hollywood Bowl

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Jeff Beck Live at the Hollywood Bowl Eagle Rock 2017 As fashionable as concert sit-ins have come to be in recent years, such guesting can be the bane of the live performance. So often it is the case that such invitees can interrupts the flow and/or momentum rather than nurturing it. ...

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Article: Book Review

Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of An American Guitar Hero

Read "Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of An American Guitar Hero" reviewed by Doug Collette


Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of An American Guitar Hero Ed Ward 224 Pages ISBN: # 1613733283 Chicago Review Press 2016 Whether he meant to or not, in writing Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of an American Guitar Hero, Ed Ward mirrors his subject's style of guitar-playing. ...

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Article: Live Review

The Moving Sidewalks: New York, NY, March 30, 2013

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The Moving Sidewalks B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill New York, NY March 30, 2013 Before the beard, before ZZ Top and before the dawn of the '70s, Billy Gibbons was the guitar slinger for another Texas-based band. The Moving Sidewalks were active during the late '60s--1967 to 1969, to be ...

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News: Education

Saint Blues Guitar Workshop

MEMPHIS, TN: Saint Blues Guitar Workshop announced the suspension of their Korean imported Pro Series, and that they are moving their USA made Workshop Series and Custom production back to Memphis where the brand started in 1984. There are two main reasons for these moves: the desire to focus on production in the US, and the ...


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