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Monthly Archives: April 2009

Carole King – Tapestry

 

Tapestry is one of those albums that pushes everyone’s nostalgia button. Released in 1971, it became such a monster hit (six million copies sold, four Grammys, and six years on the Billboard Pop charts) that its songs are deeply planted within the musical psyche of a generation. This Legacy Edition contains two CDs, one of […]

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Amos Garrett – Get Way Back

 

Garrett is, of course, best known as a guitarist (his tasteful solo on Maria Muldaur’s “Midnight At The Oasis” should have topped Rolling Stone‘s recent “100 Greatest Guitar Songs”). Percy Mayfield (a big influence on Ray Charles and Mose Allison, among many others) was dubbed “The Poet Laureate of the Blues,” having penned classics like […]

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Cherryholmes – Black and White

 

From mandolin playing mom, Sandy, and bass player pop, Jere, to 14-year-old Molly, the six-person Cherryholmes family band picks and sings like they were born to it. Was it the air or water in their native Arizona? Is it something Jere hides in that long white beard? Just what is the secret? Practice and devotion […]

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April 2009

 

FEATURES RICKY PHILLIPS Alll About Sound He has shared time with the Babys, Bad English, and Coverdale/Page. Now a member of Styx, his instrument collection includes vintage Fender Precision basses and five late-’60s Telecaster basses. By Willie G. Moseley THE GIBSON GA-50T Get your classic ’50s electric jazz guitar tone right here – warm, smooth, […]

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