Archive for May 12th, 2015

Jeff Beck, “Tribal” from Jeff Beck Live+ (2015): One Track Mind

Jeff Beck, “Tribal” from Jeff Beck Live+ (2015): One Track Mind

These are the same horizons where Jeff Beck once roamed with the Yardbirds, amped up for a new generation.

Wes Montgomery – In the Beginning (2015)

Wes Montgomery – In the Beginning (2015)

The magic, and the mystery, of ‘In the Beginning’ is in hearing a frisky young Wes Montgomery start his journey toward greatness.

The Monkees once tricked critics into giving them a fair hearing: ‘It’s so funny’

The Monkees once tricked critics into giving them a fair hearing: ‘It’s so funny’

Micky Dolenz says some people never accepted the latter-day Monkees as a creative force – until Mike Nesmith came up with a creative idea.

Yes, “Sweetness” from Yes (1969): YESterdays

Yes, “Sweetness” from Yes (1969): YESterdays

“Sweetness,” which became Yes’ debut single in 1969, shows a fledgling band that hasn’t quite become more than the sum of its parts.

J.D. Souther – Tenderness (2015)

J.D. Souther – Tenderness (2015)

J.D. Souther has never written more connective lyrics, never sung them better – and both, it seems, were sparked by an ageless new setting.

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