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Album Review — Slo-Leak: New Century Blues

The brainchild of ace session musicians Charlie Carp and Danny Kortchmar, known
mostly for his work with a solo Don Henley in the ’80s, Slo-Leak mashes up traditional blues guitar with a dense, swampy thicket of funky, down-and-dirty electronica on the duo’s third album.

The Fabulous ’50s: Are you ready to go steady with The Pearls

I know there are Web sites devoted to misheard song lyrics, but while we’re all together here, let me tell you about one particular case that’s been bugging me for most of my adult life. It involves the words to my favorite record by a 1950s vocal group called The Pearls. I’ve been listening to “Let’s You And I Go Steady” since it came out in 1956, and, in some ways, I’m no closer to getting it right today than I was as a teenager.

Miles Davis’ ‘Kind of Blue’ ages gracefully

A studio shot of Miles Davis during the “Kind Of Blue” sessions. (Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment/Don Hunstein)

“I ain’t never heard no blues played like that!” — Attributed to Cannonball Adderley by Miles Davis and referring to a solo by John Coltrane in an early live performance of the Miles Davis Sextet

John Mayall gets ‘Tough’ with the blues

The list of names is impressive to say the least. From Eric Clapton to Jack Bruce to Fleetwood Mac’s Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood to Free’s Andy Fraser — all, at one time or another, worked with British blues-rock legend John Mayall and his Bluesbreakers.