Monday, May 2 2011
Sexual poaching and its consequences become a life and death drama in Howlin’ Wolf’s “Down in the Bottom”.
Tuesday, December 7 2010
It is Collins’ hauntingly unaffected voice and odd phrasing, which come from her unsophisticated manner, that makes this disc so special.
Wednesday, January 13 2010
An important historical document, a master class in Haitian music from a bygone era, and an entertaining, life-affirming listen.
Thursday, August 7 2008
Work recorded the soundtrack of people’s lives, and captured the earliest stirrings of much of the music we’ve enjoyed since World War II.
Thursday, May 3 2007
The wife disposing of her ex-husband's collection. The estate sale. The stash of records sold for pennies on the dollar because the water bill was overdue. Collecting music often depends on someone else's misfortune.