Archive for June, 2018

Pink Floyd: Album By Album, by Martin Popoff: Books

Pink Floyd: Album By Album, by Martin Popoff: Books

Martin Popoff manages to make the often-written-about story of Pink Floyd new again. That’s quite an accomplishment in itself.

Chicago, “Take Me Back to Chicago” from Chicago XI (1977): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Take Me Back to Chicago” from Chicago XI (1977): Saturdays in the Park

Co-written by drummer Danny Seraphine, “Take Me Back to Chicago” is a standout from a disjointed album.

The Fabulous Poodles – Mirror Stars: The Complete Pye Recordings (2018)

The Fabulous Poodles – Mirror Stars: The Complete Pye Recordings (2018)

All three of the Fabulous Poodles’ U.K. albums have been reissued and remastered. In the meantime, they took a winding journey.

The Beatles, “Mother Nature’s Son” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Mother Nature’s Son” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles deep cut “Mother Nature’s Son” proves Paul McCartney’s mastery of simplicity in melody, subject and arrangement.

Toto, “Slipped Away” from Tambu (1995): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Slipped Away” from Tambu (1995): Toto Tuesdays

“Slipped Away” somehow ended up with no chart presence, but Toto’s B-side to “The Other End of Time” actually has it all.

The Doughboys, “Play With Fire” (2018): One Track Mind

The Doughboys, “Play With Fire” (2018): One Track Mind

Considering the Doughboys are so heavily influenced by the Rolling Stones, it makes perfect sense they would eventually get around to covering them.

Charlie Ballantine Group, June 16, 2018: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Charlie Ballantine Group, June 16, 2018: Shows I’ll Never Forget

The set mirrored Charlie Ballantine’s new album ‘Life is Brief,’ since both included some unexpected Bob Dylan selections.

Chubby Tavares, “Gotta Get Back to You” (2018): One Track Mind

Chubby Tavares, “Gotta Get Back to You” (2018): One Track Mind

If the name Chubby Tavares rings a bell, that’s because he is a member of the internationally acclaimed singing group Tavares.

Photos courtesy of Billy Cobham

Billy Cobham on the Third Annual Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat: ‘Intense, as Well as Fun’

Drumming legend Billy Cobham joins Mike Tiano for an in-depth look at the third annual Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat.

Chicago, “Policeman” from Chicago XI (1977): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Policeman” from Chicago XI (1977): Saturdays in the Park

Robert Lamm’s first contribution to ‘Chicago XI’ is a quiet and sensitive look at a day in the life of a middle-aged, lonely beat cop.

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