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By the time the Rolling Stones began calling themselves “The World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band” in the late '60s, they had already staked out an impressive claim on the title. As the self-consciously dangerous alternative to the bouncy Mersey beat of the Beatles in the British Invasion, the Stones had pioneered the gritty, hard-driving blues-based rock & roll that came to define hard rock. With assured front man Mick Jagger combining with the guitar talents of Keith Richards and Brian Jones, backed by the solid rhythm section of bassist Bill Wyman and drummer Charlie Watts, the Stones became the breakout band of the British blues scene, eclipsing many others. The Stones had an impressive and prolific output of popular hits during the 1960’s with a string of songs which are considered classics and standards

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Rolling Stones: Steel Wheels Live

Read "Rolling Stones: Steel Wheels Live" reviewed by Doug Collette

The Rolling Stones Steel Wheels Live Eagle Rock Entertainment 2020 The Rolling Stones have previously covered their Steel Wheels (Rolling Stones, 1989) tour on Live At The Tokyo Dome 1990 (Eagle, 2012), but given its significance in their career timeline, it's no surprise that the band has decided to revisit ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

The Led Zeppelin Papers - Physical Graffiti, Deluxe Edition

Read "The Led Zeppelin Papers - Physical Graffiti, Deluxe Edition" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

It may just be coincidence, but there seems to have existed a phenomenon in classic rock recording where prominent artists begin a creative evolution on a single LP release, chronologically following it up with a definitive artistic statement as a double album set, creating a sort of lopsided diptych of certain brilliance. Notable examples include:

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEW

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - A Film By Stanley Nelson (2 DVD)

Read "Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - A Film By Stanley Nelson (2 DVD)" reviewed by Doug Collette

Miles Davis Birth of the Cool: A Film by Stanley Nelson Eagle Entertainment 2020 The two-DVD package of Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool -A Film by Stanley Nelson reminds potential viewers to interpret the title broadly rather than literally. To be sure, the award-winning filmmaker and historian ...

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Jimmy Haslip: Amperes Beyond The BASSics, Part 1

Read "Jimmy Haslip: Amperes Beyond The BASSics, Part 1" reviewed by Jim Worsley

The name Jimmy Haslip needs no introduction. So, he doesn't get one. Seriously, we had a lot of ground to cover and he had so many great stories and interesting asides to share that we are breaking the interview into two parts as it is. So, without further ado... All About Jazz: I ...

ARTICLE: PROFILE

Pete Brown: White Rooms & Imaginary Westerns, Part 2

Read "Pete Brown: White Rooms & Imaginary Westerns, Part 2" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Part 1 | Part 2 1966 was an important year in British popular music. Bob Dylan, performing with the Hawks, was booed for “going electric" at Manchester Free Trade Hall. The Rolling Stones topped the charts for the first time with “Paint It Black." The Beatles, fresh from the John Lennon “Bigger than Jesus" ...

Let It Bleed: 50th Anniversary Limited Deluxe Edition

Label: ABKCO
Released: 2019
Track listing: GimmeShelter; Love In Vain; Country Honk; Live with Me; Let It Bleed; Midnight Rambler; You Got the Silver; Monkey Man; You Can’t Always Get What You Want.

Beggars Banquet 50th Anniversary Edition

Label: ABCKO Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: SACD Disc 1: Sympathy For the Devil; No Expectations; Dear Doctor; Parachute Woman; Jigsaw Puzzle; Street Fighting Man; Prodigal Son; Stray Cat Blues; Factory Girl; Salt of the Earth. SACD Disc 2: Sympathy For the Devil (mono mix); Hello, This is Mick Jagger! - LONDON to TOKYO April 17, 1968 (interview). Flexi Disc: Hello, This is Mick Jagger! LONDON to TOKYO April 17, 1968 (interview)

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Ronnie Wood and Mike Zito: Tributes to Chuck Berry - Playin' Guitar Like Ringin' a Bell

Read "Ronnie Wood and Mike Zito: Tributes to Chuck Berry - Playin' Guitar Like Ringin' a Bell" reviewed by Doug Collette

Chuck Berry should be revered as one of American history's great storytellers. His depictions of people ("Johnny B. Goode"), places ("Memphis Tennessee) and things ("Rock and Roll Music") carried a vivid attention to detail further distinguished by the author's immediately recognizable electric guitar sound: marrying the blues with country music Berry set himself apart from forebears ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

The New Riders of The Purple Sage: Thanksgiving in New York City

Read "Thanksgiving in New York City" reviewed by Doug Collette

As preserved on Thanksgiving In New York City, The New Riders Of The Purple Sage were far more than just a mere offshoot of the Grateful Dead. Initially born in the folk surge of the late Sixties as the latter band's titular leader, Jerry Garcia, initially worked and learned with future NRPS chief songwriter John “Marmaduke" ...


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