Archive for September 26th, 2011

Beth Hart + Joe Bonamassa – Don’t Explain (2011)

Making records and constantly touring — under his own name and with Black Country Communion — keeps Joe Bonamassa one of the busiest musicians working today.

Half Notes: Marc Ribot – The Lost String DVD (2008)

by Mark Saleski Anybody out there who has been paying attention to my writings may have noticed that the name Marc Ribot has appeared almost as many times as Pat Metheny. Though the two guitar players are nothing alike, they do take up a considerable amount of my shelf space. Ribot seems to specialize in confounding the listener with hisRead More

One Track Mind: Rufus Thomas, "Do The Funky Chicken" (1969; 2011 reissue)

Rufus Thomas, R&B scamp and known ass-shaker about town, was the ripe old age of 53 when this single was released. He hadn’t lost one bit of arm-flapping gusto.

Dave Douglas – Freak In (2003)

by Tom Johnson In many ways, I am still no closer to being able to put words to my feelings for this album. Instead, I find myself forcing words upon it, all of which are rendered meaningless because they really don’t describe this album, only things that have come before it.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, "Kitty's Back" (1973)

Now here we have the E Street Band with David Sancious and Vinny Lopez imparting more than a little bit of their jazzier sides. The jazz feel comes partly from Lopez’ loose-but-tight work at the kit and from Sancious’ wicked organ solo.