Archive for December 7th, 2013

The Young Presidents with Corey Glover, Blondie Chaplin, Ivan Neville – Coalition (2013)

A well-placed group of collaborators — from the Beach Boys’ Blondie Chaplin to Living Colour’s Corey Glover to the always-funky Ivan Neville — give life to the Young President’s aptly named Coalition.

‘We’d still like to get one more’: The Temptations’ ageless Otis Williams isn’t close to retiring

‘We’d still like to get one more’: The Temptations’ ageless Otis Williams isn’t close to retiring

Otis Williams, nicknamed “Big Daddy” for his imposing presence, stands as the only surviving original member of the Motown hitmaking juggernaut known as the Temptations.

Forgotten series: The Walker Brothers – Images (1967)

Forgotten series: The Walker Brothers – Images (1967)

This was the last 1960s album by the Walker Brothers, released just as they initially broke up to pursue solo careers. The obvious Spector-like Wall of Sound orchestration influence is definitely in place.

‘I’m a huge fan’: Jason Bonham on his pick for most underrated Led Zeppelin album

‘I’m a huge fan’: Jason Bonham on his pick for most underrated Led Zeppelin album

Jason Bonham has spent a lifetime around Led Zeppelin’s music, both as the young son of the group’s legendary founding drummer and then sitting in with his late dad’s former bandmates. Over that time, he’s developed an opinion on which ranks as Zep’s most underrated album

Earl McIntyre – Brass Carnival and Tribute! (2013)

Named for the two groups featured here, bass trombone and tuba player Earl McIntyre’s debut as a leader enchants with the exotic rhythms, stunning brass stabs and euphoric joy of the African diaspora.

‘I haven’t heard from him since’: Has Bob Dylan severed ties with Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo?

‘I haven’t heard from him since’: Has Bob Dylan severed ties with Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo?

Bob Dylan fans will remember the news of his lastest studio effort broke when recent sideman David Hidalgo mentioned it in the media. Now, the Los Lobos co-founder says his relationship with Dylan may be broken.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny Group, “The Search” (1979)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny Group, “The Search” (1979)

Pat Metheny likes to say that the group has a hard time with song titles. They may be hashing out a new composition and the working title will be something like “New thing in E-flat”