Archive for April 27th, 2014

Vince Guaraldi Trio – A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1964; 2014 reissue)

Vince Guaraldi Trio – A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1964; 2014 reissue)

The strange story of this album’s creation (for an initial Charlie Brown TV special that never aired) and its ultimate influence (Vince Guaraldi’s themes would help shape the rest of that cartoon franchise) tends to form a considerable distraction when approaching the music.

Petition asks that rare Yes recordings be released before it’s too late: ‘Make this a priority’

Petition asks that rare Yes recordings be released before it’s too late: ‘Make this a priority’

These tapes were discovered more than 15 year ago when the company that provided flight cases for Yes came across a cache of unheard reels.

Pete Townshend, “It Must Be Done” (2014): One Track Mind

Pete Townshend, “It Must Be Done” (2014): One Track Mind

Pete Townshend always seems to be mulling over new ideas, always seems to have a concept as fresh as it is grandiose. But then something happens along the way.

The Squires of the Subterrain – The Squires of the Subterrain (2014)

A good time is always guaranteed whenever lending the ears to the sounds of the Squires of the Subterrain, which is actually an alias for a single-man band conducted by Christopher Earl.

Rich Halley 4 – The Wisdom of Rocks (2014)

Amazon.com Widgets Just like last year’s Crossing The Passes, Rich Halley’s latest album The Wisdom of Rocks draws its inspiration from Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Memorabilia” (2012)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Memorabilia” (2012)

<<< BACKWARD (“I’m Not The Same Without You”) ||| “>ONWARD (“Weather In My Head”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** I love most Steely Dan songs. I love most Walter Becker songs. I love a few Donald Fagen songs and dismiss a few of them (actually I dismissed a chunk of the Morph the Cat album).

Thom Douvan – Brother Brother (2014)

Thom Douvan, a greasy-great guitarist who’d had an earlier stint gigging with the legendary Funk Brothers, could have used this opportunity to pay too-reverent respects to Motown. But the very fun, very funky Brother Brother is much more than that.

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