Author Archives: Mike Greenblatt

About Mike Greenblatt

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

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

zzzWren by Wren

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!

4 New CDs are a Glittering Display of Genre

Kendra Lou

Four new CDs are among state-of-the-art jazz, rock, classical and pop: add a string quartet to the Danny Green Trio and you’ve got some impressive European classical despite the band being from San Diego. Then there’s Kendra Lou’s personal pain, Jim Rotondi’s manifestation of being blue and Jim McKinley’s penchant to just rock out.

Delicious Catfood: El Paso Label Releases Two Gems

Tiger in a Cage Hi-Res Cover

Come May in Memphis and it’s my educated guess that 64-year old singer/guitarist Johnny Rawls will be picking up yet another blues award from The Blues Foundation. The Mississippi native has just had his “Tiger In A Cage” released by Catfood Records out of El Paso, Texas, and it’s a damn fine barn-burner of old-school soulman-styled rhythm’n’blues.