Archive for October 3rd, 2013

Marc Cary Focus Trio – Four Directions (2013)

Calling this CD Four Directions is helpful, because there are so many directions the music on Marc Cary’s his latest album, I’ve lost count. And in this case, that’s a good thing.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “When You Awake” from The Band (1969)

A triumph of narrative balance, “When You Awake” features the voice of a small boy in the verse and his grandfather’s response in the chorus. It perhaps could only work within a performance by Rick Danko

Something Else! sneak peek: Van Morrison, “Into the Mystic [Take 11]” from Moondance Box Set (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Van Morrison, “Into the Mystic [Take 11]” from Moondance Box Set (2013)

As Warner Bros. gets set to release a sprawling five-disc reissue of Van Morrison’s breakthrough Moondance, here’s a chance to hear one of its tastiest extras — an alternate take on “Into the Mystic.”

Hank Williams III – Brothers of the 4×4 (2013)

Hank Williams III – Brothers of the 4×4 (2013)

When Hank Williams III finally got out from under his contract with Curb Records in 2011, most fans were expecting another album along the order of his landmark Straight to Hell record.

One Track Mind: Teddy and the Pandas, “Once Upon A Time/Out The Window” (1966)

Here’s one of those singles that, in a perfect world, would have grasped the charts everywhere and transformed Teddy and the Pandas into the big stars they should have been.

Exclusive stream: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, “It Feels Like Christmas Time” (2013)

Sure, the leaves haven’t even started changing. The morning jackets are still coming off at lunch. But that doesn’t mean Christmas time isn’t just around the corner. Here’s proof