Archive for December 1st, 2015

Caroline Davis Quartet – Doors: Chicago Storylines (2015)

Caroline Davis Quartet – Doors: Chicago Storylines (2015)

“The yearning to do more is completely validated by what came before.” Caroline Davis helps to make sure we know what came before.

Doobie Brothers’ Minute by Minute was more than ‘What a Fool Believes’

Doobie Brothers’ Minute by Minute was more than ‘What a Fool Believes’

The Doobie Brothers’ ‘Minute by Minute,’ released on Dec. 1, 1978, features most people’s favorite Michael McDonald-era song. But mine’s not “What a Fool Believes.”

What was the Monkees’ Head actually, you know, about?: ‘This incredible, weird, psychedelic movie’

What was the Monkees’ Head actually, you know, about?: ‘This incredible, weird, psychedelic movie’

After the release of the Monkees’ ‘Head,’ Micky Dolenz says filmgoers saw a fundamental change in the way movies were made. The soundtrack – released on Dec. 1, 1968 – was historic, too.

Toto, “Live For Today” from Turn Back (1981): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Live For Today” from Turn Back (1981): Toto Tuesdays

As a Toto song, “Live For Today” is an interesting footnote for the band and a hint of the greatest of future Toto contributions by Steve Lukather.

Transitional ‘Sorcerer’ changed Miles Davis, and his music, forever

Transitional ‘Sorcerer’ changed Miles Davis, and his music, forever

Released in December 1967, ‘Sorcerer’ is the clearest sign yet that Miles Davis was letting go of the wheel.

CIRCA 1977: Chuck Panozzo, Tommy Shaw, Dennis De Young, John Panozzo, James Young of the rock quintet "Styx" pose for a portrait in circa 1977. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Inside the classic pre-Tommy Shaw moment that predicted everything for Styx

This Dennis DeYoung-led track illustrates all that Styx aspired to on the way to becoming one of the biggest late-1970s arena rock bands.