Archive for February 28th, 2012

Nick Mason on Pink Floyd’s often-forgotten co-founder: We’d have been nothing without Syd Barrett

Nick Mason, the only member to have appeared in every different configuration of Pink Floyd, credits long-departed co-founder Syd Barrett for giving the band its “liftoff”

Chicago, Doobie Brothers will be rocking down the highway together on summer tour

Chicago and the Doobie Brothers are teaming up for a massive summer tour, set to kick off July 11 in Tuscon, Arizona.

Following Eminem's lead, Toto sues record label over unpaid digital royalties

Toto and Eminem don’t intersect very often, maybe not at all. Until now

Ahmad Jamal – Blue Moon (2012)

With the death of Hank Jones a couple of years ago, Ahmad Jamal might now be considered the dean of jazz pianists, but in all likelihood, he’s long been more influential

Heritage Blues Orchestra – And Still I Rise (2012)

This begins, as most blues albums do, with a stamping rhythm and this heartfelt lyric in celebration of a bunch of stuff that’s not good for you. Only then, that chewed-clean template is joined by these bright blasts of shiny brass newness.

Half Notes: Mark Lindsay – The Complete Columbia Singles (2012)

Mark Lindsay, coming off a career-making period as frontman for Paul Revere and the Raiders, proceeded to reel off a string of solo hits for Columbia in the early 1970s

Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson – Live at the US Festival 1983 (2012)

Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson took the stage of the 1983 US Festival as confirmed crossover country stars — but without all of the sell-out slickness that’s attached to the term these days.

One Track Mind: Bruce Springsteen, "You’ve Got It" (2012)

Yessir, the world is sure full ‘o problems, but our Mr. Springsteen knows that there’s still room for some old-fashioned lust.