Archive for October 19th, 2013

Jim McCormick – The Middle of the River (2013)

With a writerly penchant for story songs, it’s of little surprise that New Orleans-born Jim McCormick has shown a flair for writing No. 1 country smashes. Unfortunately, that’s kept him too busy to fashion albums of his own.

‘He’d never seemed that interested’: Paul McCartney still marvels at George Harrison’s songwriting growth

‘He’d never seemed that interested’: Paul McCartney still marvels at George Harrison’s songwriting growth

For Paul McCartney, the decision to fill most of the Beatles’ albums with songs composed alongside John Lennon — rather than those of George Harrison and Ringo Starr — came down to productivity.

Forgotten series: Lulu – Shout! The Complete Decca Recordings (2009)

You’ll find everything Lulu recorded for Decca Records UK from 1964-67, which includes all of the firecracker from Glasgow’s singles, first two albums, non-album singles, a rare EP and a German language single.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Phase Dance” (1978)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Phase Dance” (1978)

It isn’t often that an up and coming band is able to create a piece of music that singularly defines their mission. A musical manifesto, if you will. Rarer still, is when the passage of time supports the integrity of said gauntlet.

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