Archive for November 4th, 2013

James Taylor – The Essential James Taylor (2013)

James Taylor – The Essential James Taylor (2013)

Having released his last studio album containing original material over 11 years ago, James Taylor has kept his fans waiting for his next collection of songs.

Harrison Bankhead Quartet – Velvet Blue (2013)

One of the most self-effacing musicians of Chicago’s AACM scene paradoxically creates some of its boldest music, and bassist Harrison Bankhead’s second album confirms that Morning Sun Harvest Moon was no one-off fluke.

Forgotten series: The Stevenson Ranch Davidians – Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs (2006)

Forgotten series: The Stevenson Ranch Davidians – Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs (2006)

You gotta give ’em credit for coming up with an original band name: The Davidians have been favorably compared to the Verve and who am I to argue with that comparison.

Deanna Reuben – Christmas Is Here (2013)

With material as tried, true and in some cases worn smooth as Deanna Reuben tackles on Christmas Is Here, the focus quickly shifts to her own approach

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Dry Lightning” (1995)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Dry Lightning” (1995)

When the fans start talking about what’s next on the Springsteen horizon, there’s usually somebody who will bring up the idea of Bruce doing a country album.

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