Archive for May 9th, 2015

Rain Songs by the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Blind Lemon, Led Zeppelin + others: Odd Couples

Rain Songs by the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Blind Lemon, Led Zeppelin + others: Odd Couples

Selecting the best-ever rock ‘n’ roll rain song is no easy task. So, we put them all in one heavyweight tournament to see which was best.

Earl Slick goes from stealing their licks to joining the Yardbirds: ‘I following this band from day one’

Earl Slick goes from stealing their licks to joining the Yardbirds: ‘I following this band from day one’

The Yardbirds have added a stalwart fan in Earl Slick, who frankly admits to copping more than a few tricks from the band’s early records.

Lina Allemano’s Titanium Riot – Kiss The Brain (2015)

Lina Allemano’s Titanium Riot – Kiss The Brain (2015)

Here is a review of Canadian trumpeter Lina Allemano’s Titanium Riot album ‘Kiss The Brain’, their imaginative, freeform electro-acoustic jazz debut.

Inside Booker T. and the MGs’ stirring ’90s-era comeback: ‘It went by like a rocket’

Inside Booker T. and the MGs’ stirring ’90s-era comeback: ‘It went by like a rocket’

A single moment propelled Booker T. and the MGs toward a long-deserved return to the spotlight in the 1990s. Steve Cropper remembers.

Paul Simon, “Another Galaxy” from Surprise (2006): One Track Mind

Paul Simon, “Another Galaxy” from Surprise (2006): One Track Mind

Surprise, indeed. This album, released on May 9, 2006, found Paul Simon broadly expanding his sonic palette through a collaboration with Brian Eno.

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