Archive for October 13th, 2013

Dr. Lonnie Smith Octet – In the Beginning Vols. 1-2 (2013)

Dr. Lonnie Smith Octet – In the Beginning Vols. 1-2 (2013)

Dr. Lonnie Smith is not one for looking back. Still, the pull of his earliest recordings — including late-1960s tongue-wagging groovers like Turning Point and Move Your Hand — remains strong.

‘I just wish he was here’: The Beach Boys’ Al Jardine laments latest split with Mike Love

‘I just wish he was here’: The Beach Boys’ Al Jardine laments latest split with Mike Love

For Al Jardine, the family friend who was there as the Beach Boys originally formed, last year’s emotionally charged breakup after a 50th anniversary celebration still stings.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Slang Of Ages” (2003)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Slang Of Ages” (2003)

<<< BACKWARD (“Godwhacker”) ||| ONWARD (“Green Book”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** I’m calling Shenanigans on Steely Dan! Shenanigans!

‘I felt good, because we’ve become a band’: Mike and the Mechanics set to issue hits package, new song

‘I felt good, because we’ve become a band’: Mike and the Mechanics set to issue hits package, new song

A forthcoming collection of hits and rarities from Mike and the Mechanics will include a previously unreleased track featuring original singers Paul Carrack and the late Paul Young, as well as a new song.

Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato – Limitless (2013)

These days, some piano trios are forward thinking (Vijay Iyer) and others are defiantly and proudly steeped in tradition (Jarrett/Peacock/DeJohnette). The trio started up by Colin Stranahan (drums), Glenn Zaleski (piano) and Rick Rosato (double bass) splits the difference between these two approaches.

Deep Purple – Perfect Strangers: Live (2013)

Deep Purple – Perfect Strangers: Live (2013)

Getting the old gang back together after more than decade to record a studio album was one thing for Deep Purple. The true test of the Mark II edition’s newfound musical camaraderie would be found on the concert trail.

‘I started trying to live like that’: Sammy Hagar on the Van Halen-era song that changed everything

‘I started trying to live like that’: Sammy Hagar on the Van Halen-era song that changed everything

Sammy “I Can’t Drive 55” Hagar, before issuing a paean to charity called “Give to Live,” wasn’t exactly associated with such high-minded songs. The accompanying video even cops to it

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