I’ve been a fan of Leon Bridges and his music for a while now, but hadn’t seen him play live, so when given the chance to check him out at The Grammy Museum last night – off I went. I was there […]
Click the album titles for reviews and song samples. Various Artists – At the Louisiana Hayride Tonight. There is no way to overstate the historical sweep and artistic brilliance of this 20-disc, 2-book box set. Raspberries – Pop Art Live. No band […]
Arthur Alexander’s music career was as heartbreaking as were his songs. A writer of indelible sorrow, he sang with a depth that seemed to flow directly out of his aching soul. He reached the Top 40 with “You Better Move […]
Put Charley Pride and Percy Sledge in a sack. Shake well. Pour out, stand back, and marvel. That’s an unofficial account of Arthur Alexander’s entrance into this world, unverified but plausible. Alexander’s laid-back country soul blended the sound of Price […]
When Elliott Murphy released his memorable debut album, Aquashow, in 1973, he seemed to be on a fast track to the big time. It didn’t quite work out that way, thanks to bad record company deals and other assorted hard […]
Arthur Alexander’s Lonely Just Like Me: The Final Chapter ends with the singer essaying a verse of “Glory Road”, the Neil Diamond song Alexander had cut at Memphis’ American Studios back in 1969. “That’s all I can remember,” Alexander explains, […]
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