Tuesday, July 30 2013
Will crowdsourced talent discovery kill traditional A&R? Or is it just the boost the industry needs?
Thursday, September 3 2009
Jump into that ’59 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz with the maxed-out tailfins, contemplate what an original Barbie doll could fetch on eBay, and enjoy this roll call of Reasons Why Everything Changed in 1959.
Wednesday, February 11 2009
As much as Etta James used her songwriting and vocal skills as primary sources for empowerment and critique, her performances and image were equally significant in reflecting a public persona bursting with wit, wildness, and sassy radicalism.
Tuesday, May 27 2008
It's fun discovering that Jackie Wilson used to be a prizefighter or imagining band members waking up a drugged-out Charlie Parker right before his solo.
Thursday, October 4 2007
Some of the finest small-group swing ever, accompanying the finest body of vocal performances in jazz history.
Wednesday, November 15 2006
Another insufficiently bargain-priced, too short selection from Billie Holiday's happiest years.
Thursday, July 22 2004
Monday, August 18 2003
Monday, April 21 2003
A meditation on the song of the same name that chillingly relates the story of a lynching.