Articles by: Beverly Paterson

The Jackson 5 – The Ultimate Collection (1996): On Second Thought

The Jackson 5 – The Ultimate Collection (1996): On Second Thought

Rare is the group that appeals to both squealing girls and picky critics, but such was the Jackson 5.

Grace Marino, “Coz Of You” (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Grace Marino, “Coz Of You” (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Grace Marino’s grand vocals radiate with feeling on the forthcoming “Coz of You,” which glows with elegance to a jazz-pop pitch.

Bread – Guitar Man (1972): On Second Thought

Bread – Guitar Man (1972): On Second Thought

Although Bread’s best-known hits were all in the soft-rock genre, you’ll find that albums like ‘Guitar Man’ were actually a lot more mercurial.

Michael Brown, of the Left Banke and Stories: An Appreciation

Michael Brown, of the Left Banke and Stories: An Appreciation

In the wake of the passing of Left Banke co-founder Michael Brown, we return to his later work with the underrated Stories.

Grace Marino, “Life Lessons” (2015): One Track Mind

Grace Marino, “Life Lessons” (2015): One Track Mind

A pre-release peek into “Life Lessons” showcases the incredible Grace Marino’s power and range in all of its ravishingly emotional splendor.

Calling From a Star: The Merrell Fankhauser Story, by Merrell Fankhauser (2015): Books

Calling From a Star: The Merrell Fankhauser Story, by Merrell Fankhauser (2015): Books

Merrell Fankhauser’s contributions to the music scene are priceless, and I’m thrilled to say his memoir is just as worthy.

Grace Marino, “Amen To That” (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Grace Marino, “Amen To That” (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Charged with swarms of passion and soul, “Amen To That” is effectively empowered by Grace Marino’s larger-than-life larynx.

Grace Marino + Ray Parker Jr. “Smooth Talk” (2015): One Track Mind

Grace Marino + Ray Parker Jr. “Smooth Talk” (2015): One Track Mind

Grace Marino’s vocals, streaming with sass, spunk and soul, are a perfect complement to the funky rhythms of “Smooth Talk.”

Jerry Woods – Clearly EP (2014)

Jerry Woods – Clearly EP (2014)

Newcomer Jerry Woods’ phrasing and inflection, mirroring moments ranging from latter-day Beatles to Todd Rundgren, are lively and commanding.

The Zakary Thaks – It’s The End: The Definitive Collection (2015)

The Zakary Thaks – It’s The End: The Definitive Collection (2015)

Motivated by fire in their belly and a true love for rock and roll, the Zakary Thaks brought their edgy talents together with amazing synchronicity.