Although flawed, this 6-CD box set is satisfying, funk-fried fusion from a creative bassist with the courage to transform electric bass into a melodic showstopper.
The thing “Treehouse” has going for it is Ned Evett’s ability to play fretless guitar with a unique fingerpicking style.
James McCartney has largely avoided the limelight, but finally comes out and reveals his musical skills on this two-CD release, which includes bonus tracks.
An archetype of Woodstock-era rock’s self-destructive hedonism, Janis Joplin died from a shot of overly pure heroin as she neared completion of “Pearl.”
Grateful Dead sound engineer Owsley Stanley, aka “Bear,” didn’t just do sound for the Dead; he also ran sound at the San Francisco club the Carousel Ballroom, and happily, for music fans, recording the shows, as well.
Maybe it was because her producer had fallen in love with her. Maybe it was because she found the right band again. Maybe it was because the songs were by legends. Whatever the reason, “Pearl” is Janis Joplin’s masterpiece.
If everything you know about Blue Öyster Cult is based on the now-famous (and hilarious) “More Cowbell” sketch on “Saturday Night Live,” it’s time to expand your horizons a bit.
An aficionado of 1960s’ TV would recognize Donna Loren as both a singer and actor. Her latest album, “Love It Away,” is a mix of covers and original material.
This release features two live sets by Miles Davis that draws on numbers from the ‘Bitches Brew’ album, both before and after its original release in April 1970.
This “Essential” release is a reissue of the 1994 set “The Indispensable Django Reinhardt,” 36 numbers recorded toward the end of Reinhardt’s life, in 1949 and 1950.