Archive for September 19th, 2013

Pirate Songs That Don’t, You Know, Suck (Sex Pistols, Alestorm, Ray Stevens, others): Gimme Five

Pirate Songs That Don’t, You Know, Suck (Sex Pistols, Alestorm, Ray Stevens, others): Gimme Five

Instead of strapping on my eyepatch and hoisting the Jolly Roger, I celebrated Talk Like a Pirate Day by taking in some of my favorite pirate songs.

One Step Beyond, Part 2: Sammy Stein on the development of free jazz

This is part two of Sammy Stein’s comprehensive look into the genesis of the rangy improvisational genre of music that eventually became known as free jazz. [Click here for Part 1.]

Matthew Shipp – Piano Sutras (2013)

In Hinduism, we are told that sutras are a collection of aphorisms providing guidance on how to conduct our lives.

The Band, “Rag Mama Rag” from The Band (1969): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Rag Mama Rag” from The Band (1969): Across the Great Divide

A cross between a Memphis blues and a Storyville saloon romp, “Rag Mama Rag” showed the Band’s complete grasp of American song styles.

Streams: Los Lobos, “The Neighborhood” from Disconnected in New York (2013)

Los Lobos challenged themselves like never before on 1990’s The Neighborhood, as heard on this smart take on the title track from the band’s forthcoming live set Disconnected in New York.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Jerry Garcia Band, September 17, 1976

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Jerry Garcia Band, September 17, 1976

At Walsh Auditorium, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ: The category is Shows I’ll Never Forget, and certain shows have a radioactive half-life, so what’s 37 years among friends?

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