Archive for January 8th, 2015

Elvis Presley helped spark the Beatles’ ‘Love’: ‘I’d been getting a little bit jealous’

Elvis Presley helped spark the Beatles’ ‘Love’: ‘I’d been getting a little bit jealous’

Paul McCartney admits to “getting a little bit jealous” over a hit Elvis Presley remix from the early 2000s. A few years later, the Beatles’ ‘Love’ debuted.

Lead Belly, “Princess Elizabeth” from Lead Belly: Smithsonian-Folkways Collection (2015)

Lead Belly, “Princess Elizabeth” from Lead Belly: Smithsonian-Folkways Collection (2015)

A previously unheard song finds Lead Belly singing about an event both literally and figuratively a world away from his life in the piney woods.

Ballister – Worse For The Wear (2015)

Ballister’s fifth release ‘Worse For The Wear’ proves that Chicago-style free jazz remains cutting-edge and uncompromising.

Jamey Johnson, “Alabama Pines” (2015): One Track Mind

Jamey Johnson has released his first new non-holiday song since ending a prolonged dispute with Mercury and launching his own label.

Performance of Pink Floyd’s ‘Comfortably Numb’ almost went terribly wrong: ‘I could feel the wall moving’

Performance of Pink Floyd’s ‘Comfortably Numb’ almost went terribly wrong: ‘I could feel the wall moving’

Dave Kilminster had more to worry about than helping to recreate a Pink Floyd classic during Roger Waters’ epic presentation of ‘The Wall.’

Levon Helm, “Even a Fool Would Let Go” from Levon Helm (1982): Across the Great Divide

Levon Helm, “Even a Fool Would Let Go” from Levon Helm (1982): Across the Great Divide

A journeyman country tune makes the case all over again for Levon Helm’s tender, heart-openingly emotional side.

How the Monkees were named, and other Beatles-related myths: ‘It was a lot of fun’

How the Monkees were named, and other Beatles-related myths: ‘It was a lot of fun’

Micky Dolenz unravels some common misconceptions involving the Monkees and the Beatles, starting with how his band spelled its name.

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