Archive for January 15th, 2014

‘Don’t know if I’m supposed to tell you’: Yes is in the studio with Roy Thomas Baker

‘Don’t know if I’m supposed to tell you’: Yes is in the studio with Roy Thomas Baker

Roy Thomas Baker, best known for producing Queen and Journey, is collaborating with Yes on its new studio album. Members of the group have uploaded photographs from the sessions — and a neon-shoed Baker appears in several.

Paul Rodgers on Bad Company, Free, Queen and that Memphis magic: Something Else! Interview

Paul Rodgers on Bad Company, Free, Queen and that Memphis magic: Something Else! Interview

Paul Rodgers’ trip to Memphis to record his forthcoming Stax-stuffed Royal Sessions album quickly took on all of the religious overtones of a pilgrimage. That’s how strong his connection is with these R&B classics.

The Rempis/Daisy Duo – Second Spring (2014)

Whenever I hear a sax/drums duet record, I can’t help but compare it to John Coltrane’s late career tour-de-force with Rashied Ali, Interstellar Space.

‘He would just tear it up’: Robbie Robertson wanted Otis Redding to cover a key Bob Dylan song

‘He would just tear it up’: Robbie Robertson wanted Otis Redding to cover a key Bob Dylan song

Bob Dylan, at Robbie Robertson’s urging, handed one of his most famous songs off to Otis Redding in the hopes that he would do his own Stax-ified version of it. Things didn’t quite work out that way, however.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Tom Waits, “What’s He Building In There” (1999)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Tom Waits, “What’s He Building In There” (1999)

When somebody says that a piece of music is “out there,” you’ve got to consider the source. If said person only listens to mainstream music (pop music from the radio, for example) then it wouldn’t take a lot to push them out of their comfort zone.

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