Archive for June 22nd, 2013

ZZ Top – The Complete Studio Albums: 1970-1990 (2013)

ZZ Top – The Complete Studio Albums: 1970-1990 (2013)

What you’re struck first by is this new 10-album reissue box’s long-hoped-for restoration of the original mixes. Then, across 100 songs from two decades, by the wealth of worthy deep cuts from ZZ Top.

Streams: Bobby Whitlock and Coco Carmel, “Tell the Truth” from Carnival: Live in Austin (2013)

Streams: Bobby Whitlock and Coco Carmel, “Tell the Truth” from Carnival: Live in Austin (2013)

Sample a scorching live version of “Tell the Truth” from former Derek and the Dominos keyboardist/vocalist Bobby Whitlock and his wife CoCo Carmel. The tune was co-written by Whitlock and Eric Clapton for the Dominos’ celebrated debut

Willie Nile – American Ride (2013)

Just another of your basic 35-year overnight success stories here. A few months ago, Willie Nile was completing a pledge drive to fund his new album. Now, he’s a few days away from releasing his first album with major distribution since 1991.

Brian Landrus Kaleidoscope – Mirage (2013)

“Landrus shows he has the goods to take his muse down whatever path he chooses and produce a winner every time.” This ending to my review on Brian Landrus’ last album Capsule (2011) is also an apt way to begin an assessment of his next album, Mirage.

Otis Redding – The Complete Stax/Volt Singles Collection (2013)

Otis Redding – The Complete Stax/Volt Singles Collection (2013)

Friends, hold on to The Complete Stax/Volt Singers Collection. Squeeze it. Never leave it. After all, the best-known songs on Disc One alone are more than enough to make the case for Otis Redding

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Bright Size Life” (1976)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Bright Size Life” (1976)

Welcome to the first entry of our new series (Cross the) Heartland, a song-by-song examination of the entire Pat Metheny catalog. It’s no secret that I’ve been a Metheny fan since my introduction to him

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