Archive for July 7th, 2011

Peter Case – The Case Files (2011)

The cleverly titled The Case Files is the ol’ “odd and ends” collection for this under-noticed troubadour Peter Case. First making his mark with The Nerves in the 70s and The Plimsouls in the early 1980s (remember “Hanging On The Telephone” or “A Million Miles Away”?), Case has now had a nearly three-decade solo career

Gimme Five: Steve Cropper on "Knock on Wood," "Dock of the Bay," "Soul Man," others

Steve Cropper, of Booker T. and the MGs and Stax Records fame, has trouble picking any one moment on his upcoming star-studded project Dedicated as his favorite. So, we went further back into his legendary soul-soaked career.

Half Notes: Abigail Riccards – When The Night Is New (2008)

I’m sure you’re familiar with that cliché about a voice so beautiful, you wouldn’t mind hearing it sing the phone book. Well, sometimes there’s a whole lot of truth in that concept. When I heard her take on “You Don’t Know What Love Is,” I temporarily forgot who I was. Yes, Abigail Riccards is that good. ‘Half Notes’ are quick-takeRead More

HeadCat – Walk the Walk … Talk the Talk (2011)

by Fred Phillips You won’t find a much stranger mix than HeadCat. On vocals and bass, you have metal legend Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead. On drums, you’ve got Slim Jim Phantom from the Stray Cats.