Archive for March 29th, 2012

Who frontman Roger Daltrey noncommittal on another reunion tour: ‘It all depends’

Frontman Roger Daltrey was noncommittal about another reunion tour for the Who, saying “it all depends on whether it feels right.”

Dr. John – Locked Down (2012)

More often than not, it’s seemed like Dr. John has relied on the dark mysteries of his voice — rather than the material — to sell his records. Of course, what a voice it is: Full of wry sweetness, weed-smoke inscrutability and spicy indignation.

Forgotten series: Robert Wyatt – Comicopera (2007)

“Why would you listen to this?” The question must have travelled through nearly everyone’s mind at some point upon hearing some seemingly offensive bit of music.

Half Notes: Jared Gold – Golden Child (2012)

Coming off the magnificent All Wrapped Up, Jared Gold is back just under a year later with Golden Child. A program that alternates standards with his originals, Golden Child is another parade of Gold’s advanced B3 articulations. Whereas on Wrapped he delved more into knotty arrangements and modalisms atypical of organ jazz, he returns to the organ/guitar/drums attack used onRead More

Fred's Country Fried Rock: Whitey Morgan and the 78s, “Where Do You Want It?” (2010)

There are a lot of underground country connections to explore with this song. First off, it’s based on a 2007 incident in which Texas music legend Billy Joe Shaver shot a man at a bar