This brave song, written about the horror of racism long before the Civil Rights movement, is given a different complexity by Cassandra Wilson.
Archive for February, 2015
Lindsey Buckingham wants Fleetwood Mac to be like the Eagles: ‘They always seem to know what they want’
Lindsey Buckingham says getting any Fleetwood Mac project off the ground involves a difficult decision-making process.
Here is a review of ‘Infolding,’ an explosive techno-jazz record by Martin France-led Spin Marvel featuring trumpeter Nils Petter Molvær.
Wilson Pickett and Steve Cropper were strangers who hit it big: ‘Why don’t you guys just keep on writing?’
Something immediately clicked between Wilson Pickett and Steve Cropper. Their first writing session, in fact, produced an astounding three hit songs.
Tony Kaye was on the way back from a Yes performance at Basingstoke in 1970, when the band was involved in a horrific crash.
There was no small amount of violence in Blind Willie Johnson’s original take, and that’s boldly recaptured in this unheard version by the Staple Singers.
Here’s a review of Syberen van Munster’s debut album ‘Plunge For Distance,’ a sophisticated work that gently combines Old and New Worlds.
By embracing traditional sounds and executing them with vital energy, Midnight North has produced a record that stands on its own merits.
Deep Purple’s comings and goings have long provided gossip fodder, but Ian Gillan says there’s often been a very simple explanation for all of it.
Steve Wilson puts himself on an unusual situation here, and not just because this is his first new album release in 12 years.