Youngblood Lowell “Banana” Levinger’s solo album “Get Together — Banana Recalls Youngbloods Classics” offers due homage to a band whose unassuming demeanor made them as much a forewarner of essential Americana as The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield or any California contemporary.
An American touring band and the 50th anniversary of a landmark album keep original Yardbird, Jim McCarty, happily rolling along.
In 1969, a band called The Flock came on the scene like a godsend, then faded into obscurity. Now a lost album turns up with quite a nostalgic tone to it.
The act best known for ’70s danceable hits takes a different tack. The songs covered on the band’s first album since 2007 are signature songs of the ’60s.
Music with messages for peace is still needed all these decades later and is an example why the album “Spirit of ’67” remains as timely as ever.
There’s no telling how different the history of The Beatles would be had the band never gone to Hamburg.
40 years on, The Doors’ ‘back-to-basics’ album stands the test of time