Articles by: Beverly Paterson

The Countdown 5 – Complete Recordings 1965-1969 (2018)

The Countdown 5 – Complete Recordings 1965-1969 (2018)

Complete Recordings 1965-1969′ finds the Countdown 5 reveling in the creative freedom of the era – and obviously having fun doing so.

The Rolling Stones – Sucking in the Seventies (1981): On Second Thought

The Rolling Stones – Sucking in the Seventies (1981): On Second Thought

Mainly consisting of lesser-regarded tracks from 1973-79, the Rolling Stones’ ‘Sucking in the Seventies’ serves as a rather interesting memento.

Francesco Misitano, “Sono Pazzo Di Te” (2018): One Track Mind

Francesco Misitano, “Sono Pazzo Di Te” (2018): One Track Mind

Music is a universal language, so even if you don’t speak Italian, you are bound to be touched by Francesco Misitano’s becoming new ballad.

Vince Tomas, “Anything and Everything” (2018): One Track Mind

Vince Tomas, “Anything and Everything” (2018): One Track Mind

Refreshing and ultra-catchy, Vince Tomas’ “Anything and Everything” is the perfect summer song.

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.

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.

Edgar Winter Group – They Only Come Out at Night (1972): On Second Thought

Edgar Winter Group – They Only Come Out at Night (1972): On Second Thought

‘They Only Come Out at Night’ finds the Edgar Winter Group mining family-friendly pop possibilities while keeping their raw-edged integrity intact.

Four Jacks and a Jill, “Master Jack” (1968): One Track Mind

Four Jacks and a Jill, “Master Jack” (1968): One Track Mind

Included among the array of oddities on AM radio in 1968 was Four Jacks and a Jill’s inventive, weirdly archaic “Master Jack.”

Donovan – Sunshine Superman (1966): On Second Thought

Donovan – Sunshine Superman (1966): On Second Thought

In the beginning, Donovan was often dismissed as a minor-league Bob Dylan. But he proved critics wrong with ‘Sunshine Superman.’

Gypsy, “Gypsy Queen, Part 1” (1970): One Track Mind

Gypsy, “Gypsy Queen, Part 1” (1970): One Track Mind

Despite a loyal following and encouraging reviews, Gypsy somehow slipped through the cracks.

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