Four new releases spotlight four diverse visions of artistry, from the samba of Studio Rio to the synth-pop of Philadelphia’s Resistor to the pure clean organic country of Madison King to the jazz of Wolfgang Muthspiel. Feel like experimenting? You can’t go wrong with these four.
Bert Berns co-wrote “Twist & Shout,” “Hang On Sloopy” and “Piece Of My Heart.” He produced “Cherry Cherry,” “Cry To Me” and “Brown Eyed Girl.” Living on borrowed time, he lived life at 100 mph. The mob boys loved him. What a book! This is the ’60s NYC Music Industry at its most naked.
She was married to Mick Fleetwood. Her sister was married to George Harrison and Eric Clapton. The quotes she gets in her book are the type of quotes nobody would get from such legends! “It’s Not Only Rock’n’Roll” Rings True In Its 2013 Update
You couldn’t get music any more diametrically opposed than the new releases of jazzers Noah Baerman and Michael Wollny next to singer-songwriters like Dan Masterson and Seth Adams. Yet the release of these 4 CDs makes for a quartet of gemstone that will tweak the ears, hearts and minds of adventurous music listeners.
One woman paved the way in 1984 for pop to progress, another woman has finally accepted her birthright, and a third woman makes a stunning debut that should attract major attention in various genres.
From West African Pop and California Hard Rock to Cuban Salsa and Hungarian Classical, two new releases stretch genre limitations to expand the vocabulary of jazz.
Today’s Fellaheen is a cross between Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen and Captain Beefheart. Yesterday’s Monk has stayed fresh and vital for 45 years…with no preservatives. Oh, and Daunielle rocks. Put ’em all together and you’ve got one eclectic brew of super-stimulating proportions.
Finally! A boxed set that soulfully captures the young Eric Burdon, lead singer of The Animals, at his hungry best, a rugged blues shouter as valid and true to the music as anyone at the time. Plus, this Animals Tracks book, although flawed, is fascinating.
There’s a ton of great music out there over and above what’s shoved down your throat every day by corporate interests. These five artists play the blues, keeping a great tradition alive and adding their own distinctive flavors.
Three nights of Beatle music performed live by Artists from all over the world will rock New York City with all proceeds going to charity.