Archive for September 13th, 2012

'I don't want to work that hard': Why Chicago reunion with Peter Cetera might never happen

Turns out, Chicago has made some overtures over the years with its erstwhile former bass playing singer Peter Cetera — but he’s just not interested in rejoining the horn-rock band’s aggressive touring schedule.

Forgotten series: Dennis Wilson – Pacific Ocean Blue (1977)

In 1977, the music world was stunned to learn that the first Beach Boy to record and release a solo album was middle Wilson brother, Dennis. This was a shock because Dennis was always assumed to be the least musically accomplished

Dr. Lonnie Smith – The Healer (2012)

The Healer begins not with a fiery assertion of his soul-jazz supremacy, but with a smoky rumination called “Back Track” — and Dr. Lonnie Smith and Co. remain right there, stubbornly outside of expectations.

Shemekia Copeland – 33 1/3 (2012)

Hitting the age where you’re a third of the way to 100 years old is evidently a milestone to some; certainly it was for George Harrison.