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Monthly Archives: July 2008

Michael Brecker – Pilgramage

Jazz lost a major figure this past winter with the death of tenor-sax giant Michael Brecker, who died of a blood-marrow disorder. Yet as...

Ian Hunter – Shrunken Heads

Ian Hunter's latest is straightforward, nuts-and-bolts rock and roll. The writing is fueled by personal and real politics, and the sound of the band...

Larry Carlton – Live in Tokyo

Larry Carlton and Robben Ford share a special relationship. Carlton helped the young blues-slinger learn some of his licks and techniques when he got...

Commander Cody – Live at Armadillo HQ

A disc of outtakes from the classic Live From Deep In the Heart of Texas makes for a fine live record on its own,...

Chuck Berry – Johnny B. Goode: His Complete ’50s Chess Recording

The best way to avoid people second-guessing your selections is to issue an artist's work in its entirety. Not only are there no "glaring...

Dwight Yoakam – Sings Buck

When Yoakam put the twang back into country music in the mid '80s, his mere existence was a tribute to his chief influence, Buck...

Bruce Springsteen – Magic

Advance word on this album centered on its anti-war lyrics, but its true focus is on the return of the E Street Band and...

Stamey & Holsapple – Mavericks

It's nice to see this 1991 classic re-released, hopefully to a bigger audience than it did on its original release. In the 1980s, Holsapple...

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Friends

Years ago, in a BBC documentary about his former bandleader, bassist Noel Redding held up all the albums that Jimi Hendrix released during his...

Dr. Dog – We All Belong

Dr. Dog is five guys from Philly who've listened to more than their share of Beatles and Beach Boys. It's not a bad thing....
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