Archive for June 30th, 2013

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best Of 2013 (Live and Reissues): Ringo Starr, Otis Redding, ELO, Greg Lake

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best Of 2013 (Live and Reissues): Ringo Starr, Otis Redding, ELO, Greg Lake

The standard for making this list is that these projects — some lavish remastering jobs, others new live interpretations — illuminate corners of an artist’s work that we’d never noticed before.

Forgotten series: Hardin and York – The World’s Smallest Big Band (1970)

This two-man band’s second album from 1970, featuring ex-Spencer Davis Group members Eddie Hardin (vocal/organ) and Pete York (drums/percussion), somehow managed to fill out the sound together.

Kim Kalman – At Last (2013)

Kim Kalman, whose grandfather was mid-century big band leader George Kindler, reconnects with the sounds and styles of that bygone era on At Last – and reanimates some shopworn classics along the way.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Sign In Stranger [Live]” (1995)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Sign In Stranger [Live]” (1995)

<<< BACKWARD (“Kid Charlemagne [Live]”) ||| ONWARD (“Aja [Live]”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** How do you follow-up an iconic rock, funk rave-up like “Kid Charlemagne”?

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