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Monday, August 25 2014

Songs of the Summers: The ‘60s

As it turns out, America's infatuation with sometimes kooky summer tunes is an old one.


Friday, May 10 2013

Medeski Martin & Wood: 23 April 2013 - San Francisco

MMW has long demonstrated how a bassist, drummer and keyboardist can impact the sonic landscape with their creativity.


Thursday, August 25 2011

Jimmie Vaughan: Plays More Blues, Ballads and Favorites

More blues, ballads and favorites from an American favorite.


Monday, April 25 2011

Rocking Chair Blues: Howlin’ Wolf - Goin’ Down Slow

"Goin' Down Slow" is a dramatic tour de force in three minutes and 18 seconds, standing as the most emotionally-shattering performance on Rocking Chair.


Monday, November 23 2009

Frank Sinatra: Christmas with Sinatra and Friends

Christmas with Sinatra and Friends works because Sinatra sounds his best when he's around other people.


Tuesday, November 17 2009

Ray Charles: The Spirit of Christmas

It's hard to imagine a better album for a dimly lit December evening indoors with eggnog and a roaring fire.


Wednesday, November 11 2009

Ray Charles: The Genius Hits the Road

Another expanded edition of Brother Ray’s 1960 album of themed travel songs. Like most journeys, highs and lows abound.


Thursday, September 3 2009

Ride This Time Machine Down a Road Less Traveled

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.


Monday, May 4 2009

Ray Charles: Genius The Ultimate Collection

The term genius has been used so often that it doesn’t seem to pack the same amount of attention that it once did. But when it comes to a few music legends, the phrase seems to be the only word to describe them.


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