Archive for December 25th, 2014

Funkadelic – First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate (2014)

Funkadelic – First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate (2014)

‘First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate’ includes 33 songs, both mirroring Funkadelic’s 33 years away and creating an almost exhaustively comprehensive return.

The Band, “Where I Should Always Be” from High on the Hog (1996): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Where I Should Always Be” from High on the Hog (1996): Across the Great Divide

A song with this aching classicism, the Band’s “Where I Should Always Be” has gained resonance with each year since Rick Danko’s passing.

Roger Hodgson collaboration represents road not taken for Yes: ‘One of those things that fizzled out’

“Walls,” released as a single on Dec. 25, 1994, found Yes collaborating with Roger Hodgson of Supertramp fame. What if he’d become their lead singer?

Danny Faragher – Dancing With The Moment (2014)

Danny Faragher, who rose to fame with the Peppermint Trolley Company, returns with an album that frames his roots in a highly attractive context.

Hall and Oates have made the most of this Internet age: ‘New generations listen with an open mind’

Hall and Oates have made the most of this Internet age: ‘New generations listen with an open mind’

John Oates credits Hall and Oates’ third-act resurgence to one particular element that’s unique to this modern era.

S. Victor Aaron’s Top Unreviewed Records of 2014: Markus James, Deerhoof, Don Pullen

S. Victor Aaron’s Top Unreviewed Records of 2014: Markus James, Deerhoof, Don Pullen

Markus James, Deerhoof, Dave Liebman, Don Pullen and Arild Anderson are included in S. Victor Aaron’s Top Unreviewed Records of 2014.

Bob Dylan – Christmas In The Heart (2009): On Second Thought

Bob Dylan – Christmas In The Heart (2009): On Second Thought

We all have our Christmas morning traditions. One of mine, at least since 2009, is repeatedly playing Bob Dylan’s ‘Christmas In The Heart.’

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