Archive for January 25th, 2011

Big Sam's Funky Nation – King of the Party (2010)

Big Sam's Funky Nation – King of the Party (2010)

Photograph by Andy Goetz By Nick DeRiso Big Sam’s Funky Nation, all brass and sass, opens its latest CD with a floor-rattling invitation to shake every thing you’ve got. For all of its musical prowess, that remains the one and only goal of this fun-loving, funky-butt recording by New Orleans-based trombone-playing bandleader Sammie Williams, formerly of the Dirty Dozen BrassRead More

Elton John – Greatest Hits (2002)

Elton John – Greatest Hits (2002)

by Nick DeRiso The truth is, she never really left me. We would ride around, listening to eight-track tapes – or else pull a stereo speaker outside and swing on the back porch – then sing. We listened to Elton John, me and Mom. “They say Spain is pretty,” I can hear her echoing, in a high voice, one summerRead More

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