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The Animals : The Mickie Most Years And More
The cover photo on their U.S debut album shows a quintet of fresh scrubbed teens in dress shirts and ties looking like '60s era frat boys. But the disc inside reveals a rough, raw, rootsy sound that originated far from their hometown of Newcastle, England. From their beginning in 1963, The Animals came off more like originators than translators, their rough cut blues sounding more like Delta denizens than English…Continue
Posted by big boy on December 3, 2013 at 11:00am
Toss in a pinch of Texas blend: a little SRV, some Albert King, a biting wisp of Johnny Winter. A pinch of Sam Cook soul, a bighandful of Chicago, a dose of Jimi Hendrix tribute, stir that all around and what comes out?
Toronzo Cannon and his new CD, “John the Conquer Root,” on Delmark Records.
Man, has he gotten better. This cat Toronzo can play the guitar, but better yet, he writes good songs. Specifically, all of them on this CD.
Toronzo reminds us in this…Continue
Posted by R. Leckey Harrison on December 3, 2013 at 11:00am
Got home from work, sat down at the computer and began to write. Three hours later, I still hadn't eaten dinner, and as I was adding some sweetener to the post with pics and music, I've hit the wrong button and lost it all. Gone...and it was pretty good too. Very concise. Lots of research. A list of the artists and albums I've really enjoyed this year. Poof. Well, listening to music is better than reading about it I think, so I'm going to scour You Tube, post a few things that…Continue
Romantic Alt-Country from Downtown Frankfurt
I first discovered Markus Rill a couple of years ago when he contacted me via this very website asking if I would be prepared to review his CD Wild, Blue & True. I can’t say that I was enamored at the prospect of listening to a German-Americana act; but held an open mind as it had been released on one of my favourite labels - BLUE ROSE RECORDS.
The album was truly excellent and the follow up, MY ROCKET SHIP…Continue
Posted by Alan Harrison on December 2, 2013 at 2:00pm
One of the more startling moments at a recent London concert by British folk band Moulettes was when founding member Ruth Skipper turned her bassoon into an instrument of industrial rock.
As bass and drums hammered out a heavy beat and an electric fiddle and wired cello soared to feverish heights, Skipper turned from the audience, bent near double and roared out a riff that would have done a Moog synthesizer…Continue
Posted by musicJJMG on December 2, 2013 at 12:30pm
Back in June, NPR's Ann Powers declared 2013 to be the Year of the Woman, pointing to the runaway success of Miranda Lambert and Kacey Musgraves, among others. Yet last night, CMT apparently forgot female…Continue
Posted by Sloane Spencer on December 2, 2013 at 6:30am
‘I Dreamed I Saw St Augustine’ is a gem: a beautifully controlled and nuanced piece of writing, delivered on record with both power and restraint. Its spare and apparently straightforward language is woven around an ultimately mysterious core. We are left unsure just what we supposed to glean from the apparent vision that the singer describes. But, as we shall see, its ambiguities and ambivalence are a key part of what the song has to say.
The lyric is not perfect, if judged as a…Continue