Author Archives: Mike Greenblatt

About Mike Greenblatt

A longtime music journalist, Mike Greenblatt is a contributing editor with Goldmine magazine.

A Wealth Of Artistry on 4 New CDs in 4 Genres

Kat Riggins

Four new CDs, in four different genres, are proving that alt.rock, soul, blues and country are still vital and being made with the kind of attention-to-detail and respect for tradition that empowers the sound. Shawn James, Kat Riggins, Mark Chesnutt and The Pineapple Thief may not be household names but they all bring the goods.

Santana Redux

The musicians representing the classic lineup (L-R): Benny Rietveld, Michael Shrieve, Gregg Rolie, Carlos Santana, Michael Carabello, Neal Schon and Karl Perazzo.  Publicity photo.

Goldmine speaks to Carlos Santana and Gregg Rolie about the early days of Santana and the newly reformed “classic” lineup.

WANT TO GO THRU JEFF BUCKLEY’S RECORD COLLECTION?

JB Record Collection 3 (c) Stay Golden Music

Jeff Buckley may be dead but his record collection lives on in a new site brought to you by Legacy Records and the artist’s mother. Plus, three new artists have something to say and three new compilations are brilliant examples of the might and majesty of Alligator (USA), Stony Plain (Canada) and Ace (England) Records.

Southside Johnny’s summer soul soirées

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Those who have not witnessed the power, the glory, the swagger and the soul-cleansing revitalization that is Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes best put it on their Bucket List to see this band. Those who have will no doubt want to do it again.

Carmine Appice writes no-holds-barred autobio

Stick-It-appice

The stories fly fast and furious. The characters are some of the most famous people in the world including Led Zeppelin, Ozzy, Rod Stewart and so many others. The book, “Stick It,” by drummer Carmine Appice is thrilling, titillating, entertaining and so much fun, you won’t want it to ever end. Carmine talks to Goldmine about it.

An Imperial singer to the end

Little Anthony publicity photo

Jerome “Little Anthony” Gourdine does not like tags. “I’m no doo-wop singer,” he claims. “I never was!” Instead, the Imperials leadman believes that most of the songs he is known for are in a “whole ‘nother category.”

4 CDs of Soul, Beatles, Alt-Pop & Americana

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When Wrenn steps on a stage, you should know what you’re in for. She’s like a hot Minor League baseball player just waiting for her time in the big leagues. Then there’s Javier Colon and Steve Dawson, who couldn’t be more diametrically opposed yet both have made career albums. Finally, Beatle fans be forewarned of Daria!