Archive for May 29th, 2014

Something Else! sneak peek: Albert Ayler, “Ghosts [Live in Hilversum]” (1964; 2014 reissue)

Something Else! sneak peek: Albert Ayler, “Ghosts [Live in Hilversum]” (1964; 2014 reissue)

It’s about more than mere individuals playing well, and this performance brings real meaning to the words “spiritual unity.”

‘We thought, what do we do?’: Inside the mysterious naming of Booker T. and the MGs

‘We thought, what do we do?’: Inside the mysterious naming of Booker T. and the MGs

“The lawyers,” Steve Cropper remembers, “said they are not going to sign off on it.”

One Track Mind: David Gray, “Back In The World” from Mutineers (2014)

The song unfolds as if the music is tracing behind the lyric rather than, say, the drums.

Me’Shell Ndegéocello – Comet, Come to Me (2014)

Me’Shell Ndegéocello – Comet, Come to Me (2014)

Ndegéocello has a complete command of music in its many forms – and the creativity to forge something different.

The Band, “Hobo Jungle” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Hobo Jungle” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975): Across the Great Divide

Each word, as conveyed by a transcendent the Band’s Richard Manuel, arrives like a gut punch.

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