Various Artists: An Americana Christmas | 15 Dec 2014 // 6:16 AM
A collection that makes up for its lack of original content in whimsy.
Charlie Christian: The Genius of the Electric Guitar | 24 Jan 2013 // 11:30 PM
The best introduction to Charlie Christian's work is also the most comprehensive.
Wendy Rene: After Laughter Comes Tears | 18 Jul 2012 // 5:00 PM
After Laughter Comes Tears presents a full and satisfying picture of a figure that has only been visible in glimpses and shadows.
Various Artists: Aimer et Perdre: To Love and Lose Songs, 1917-1934 | 19 Apr 2012 // 5:00 PM
For adventurous listeners with sensibilities trained by the Harry Smith Anthology, this is surely as essential as any other release that will land this year.
Mighty Sparrow: Sparrowmania! Wit, Wisdom, and Soul from the King of Calypso | 29 Jan 2012 // 3:00 PM
A welcome compilation for veteran Sparrow watchers, but a better introduction will include his work from the '50s.