Archive for November 22nd, 2015

Sam Butler – Raise Your Hands! (2015)

Sam Butler – Raise Your Hands! (2015)

Like all the best religious records, ex-Blind Boys of Alabama guitarist/vocailist Sam Butler’s ‘Raise Your Hands!’ has that the ability to lift the spirits of pagans and Christians alike.

R.E.M.’s ‘Green’ boasted more ambition that it did cohesion, but so what?

R.E.M.’s ‘Green’ boasted more ambition that it did cohesion, but so what?

For all of the wailing from college-radio hipsters (ahem!), R.E.M.’s ‘Green’ arrived this month in 1988 with some of the band’s most durable individual songs.

Bulldog – Bulldog (1972): Forgotten Series

Bulldog – Bulldog (1972): Forgotten Series

Not long after the Rascals split, ex-members Gene Cornish and Dino Danelli formed Bulldog – a short-lived, always-fun, seemingly always-on-the-run soul revue.

Badfinger’s ‘No Matter What’ didn’t always have that crazy-cool solo

Badfinger’s ‘No Matter What’ didn’t always have that crazy-cool solo

Badfinger’s Joey Molland talks to us about a moment of inspiration on “No Matter What,” which arrived as part of ‘No Dice’ this month in 1970.

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