Archive for March 16th, 2015

Bjørn Solli – Aglow: The Lyngør Project Volume 1 (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Watch out for Bjørn Solli’s ‘Aglow: The Lyngør Project Volume 1’ (out May 4, 2015), conceived on a small island in South Norway and birthed with a crackerjack band in NYC.

Dion, “Sanctuary” from Recorded Live at the Bitter End, August 1971 (2015)

Dion, “Sanctuary” from Recorded Live at the Bitter End, August 1971 (2015)

Dion will always be remembered for his pre-British Invasion songs, but there was far more to him than “Runaround Sue” and “The Wanderer.”

James Taylor’s Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon was both huge hit, and comfy return

James Taylor’s Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon was both huge hit, and comfy return

Released on March 16, 1971, the instantly familiar ‘Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon’ meant James Taylor wouldn’t go down as a one-shot wonder.

Ben Craven, “Revenge of Dr. Komodo” from Last Chance to Hear (2015): One Track Mind

Ben Craven, “Revenge of Dr. Komodo” from Last Chance to Hear (2015): One Track Mind

Ben Craven would describe himself as a cinematic progressive-rock singer songwriter. But “Revenge Of Dr. Komodo” doesn’t quite fit that description.

John Wetton, Geoff Downes say success nearly killed Asia: ‘The pressure got to some of us’

John Wetton, Geoff Downes say success nearly killed Asia: ‘The pressure got to some of us’

Released this week in 1982, ‘Asia’ heralded a sure-fire supergroup. By 1983, they’d split. John Wetton and Geoff Downes tell us what went wrong.

Smokin’ Joe Kubek + Bnois King, “Cornbread” from Fat Man’s Shine Parlor (2015)

Smokin’ Joe Kubek + Bnois King, “Cornbread” from Fat Man’s Shine Parlor (2015)

There’s a blessedly long list of food-based blues. Add Dallas-based Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King’s “Cornbread” to that lip-smacking list.