Archive for December 21st, 2014

The Waterboys, “Beautiful Now” from Modern Blues (2015): One Track Mind

The Waterboys have gone through a variety of permutations — both in lineup and in sound — but seem to emerge more interesting each time.

The Temptations – The Temptations Christmas Card (1970): On Second Thought

The Temptations – The Temptations Christmas Card (1970): On Second Thought

This album will always be defined by its lead-off moment, as the Temptations take a kid’s song and transform it into a funked-out Yuletide hoot.

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2014 (Blues, R&B + Jazz): D’Angelo, Paul Rodgers, Branford Marsalis

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2014 (Blues, R&B + Jazz): D’Angelo, Paul Rodgers, Branford Marsalis

D’Angelo, Paul Rodgers, Roger Daltrey and Branford Marsalis are included on Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2014 list for blues, R&B and jazz records.

Butcher Brown, “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” (2014): One Track Mind

If Butcher Brown can make “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” so delectably fonky, they can groove up just about any old tune.

Best Steely Dan keyboard performances: Steely Dan Sunday

Best Steely Dan keyboard performances: Steely Dan Sunday

Here are Steely Dan’s five best keyboard performances, selected in tandem by our panel of Steely Dan authorities.

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