Archive for December 20th, 2014

Tinsley Ellis, “Pawnbroker [Live]” from Best of Tinsley Ellis (2014): One Track Mind

Returning to an expanded live take on ‘Pawnbroker,” it’s as if Tinsley Ellis is coming into his own, right there on stage.

David Lee Roth selects his favorite Van Halen album: ‘That’s my ticket; my entry fee’

David Lee Roth selects his favorite Van Halen album: ‘That’s my ticket; my entry fee’

David Lee Roth was reluctant to pick his top Van Halen album — until he came up with a suitably salacious scenario in which he’d have to.

Whitey Morgan – Grandpa’s Guitar (2014)

Sometimes, as with the title track to Whitey Morgan’s new album ‘Grandpa’s Guitar,’ a song just hits you right where you live.

Inside Pink Floyd’s 1968 ban from Royal Albert Hall: ‘That didn’t go down at all well’

Inside Pink Floyd’s 1968 ban from Royal Albert Hall: ‘That didn’t go down at all well’

After a particularly raucous performance, Pink Floyd was subsequently banned from the august venue. David Gilmour explains.

Allan Harris – Black Bar Jukebox (2015)

Allan Harris’ triumphal ‘Black Bar Jukebox’ refuses to acknowledge genre boundaries — or stick too closely to expectations.

As Yardbirds regroup, their legend holds: ‘It’s very gratifying’

As Yardbirds regroup, their legend holds: ‘It’s very gratifying’

Even while Jim McCarty confirms future Yardbirds-related projects, a sense of gratitude for decades of great memories remains.

Jimmy Rushing, “Good Morning Blues” (1937): One Track Mind

Sometimes, you’ve simply got to talk back to the blues. That’s what happened to Jimmy Rushing, appearing here with the Count Basie Orchestra.

Monkees’ Micky Dolenz still struggles with Davy Jones’ absence: ‘He’s irreplaceable’

Monkees’ Micky Dolenz still struggles with Davy Jones’ absence: ‘He’s irreplaceable’

As the late Davy Jones’ birthday looms on December 30, his Monkees bandmate Micky Dolenz is fondly recalling their time together.