Articles by: Beverly Paterson

Stealers Wheel – Stuck In The Middle With You: The Hits Collection (1998)

Having a hit single the first time around is either a blessing or a curse. It’s a blessing because most musicians dream of instant recognition, but on the other hand sudden success means there’s a lot to account for

The Fallen Angels, the Mad Hatters – The Mad Hatters Meet the Fallen Angels (2011)

If you resided in the Washington D.C. area in the 1960s and attended shows, you probably remember the Mad Hatters and the Fallen Angels, as they regularly played the local circuit.

The Beau Brummels – Bradley’s Barn (1968; 2012 reissue)

Formed in 1964, the Beau Brummels were not only America’s first successful response to the British Invasion that changed the entire complexion of pop music that historic year, but they were also the first successful rock group from San Francisco

Jeremy – Guitar Heaven (2011)

At this point, Jeremy Morris probably needs no introduction, as he has been incredibly active in music for 30 long years. There’s no doubt he’s one of the most prolific artists around.

Phil Angotti and the Lazy Apple Orchestra – People and Places (2011)

I was initially introduced to the music of Phil Angotti back in the early 1990s through the irresistibly hooky little tunes he was cutting as the Idea.

The Delfonics – La-La Means I Love You: The Definitive Collection (1997)

“Philly soul” was a phrase used to describe and categorize a distinctive style of music produced and pressed on the Philly Groove label located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Various Artists – International Pop Overthrow, Vol. 14 (2011)

Established in 1998 by journalist David Bash, International Pop Overthrow is a fun and exciting musical event. Held in select locations across the United States, the festival has also traveled to England

Tim Coffman – Cruisin’ Pacific Coast Highways: The Longboard Collection (2011)

Being a resident of San Diego, Tim Coffman lives and breathes the tantalizing trimmings of Southern California.

Jamie and Steve – The Next Big Thing EP (2011)

All good music connoisseurs are already familiar with Jamie Hoover and Steve Stoeckel who for more than 30 years now, have been making the world smile with the ear candy they create with the Spongetones

Beverly Paterson’s Top Albums for 2011: Reissues

Today, we climb inside the way-back machine for look at my favorite reissues from 2011, a list that includes established acts like the Kinks and Hollies as well as lost-classic faves like the Strawberry Alarm Clock and Neighb’rhood Childr’n.