Archive for August 12th, 2011

Friday Morning Listen: Bob Marley, “Three Little Birds” (1977)

by Tom Johnson Our oldest daughter is preparing for her first days of first grade. Supplies have been bought, some in ridiculous quantities (seriously, 36 pencils for the first day alone?!)

Christian McBride Band – Vertical Vision (2003)

by Mark Saleski Vertical Vision would remind me of Weather Report even if it didn’t contain a smokin’ reading of “Boogie Woogie Waltz.” Honest!!

One Track Mind: Warrant, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" (1990)

by Fred Phillips This is the song that should have been Warrant’s defining moment.

One Track Mind: Vincent Lyn, "Stolen Moments" (2011)

Pianist Vincent Lyn puts a groove into Oliver Nelson’s classic lead-off number from his Blues And The Abstract Truth masterwork.

Guilty pleasures: Dwight Yoakam – Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc. Etc. (1986)

Dwight Yoakam, even if you typically don’t like this kind of music, is country-mile cool. Here’s why