We’re on the trail of the seemingly untraceable John Manning, a talented singer-songwriter who released a lone album, then disappeared.
A bit comical and cheesy but astonishingly inventive, Hot Butter’s “Popcorn” was so futuristic that it could pass for a contemporary recording.
Remembering lesser-known sides from Muddy Waters harpist Little Walter, who hurtled his instrument forward before dying today in 1968.
Though now closely associated with Bobby Fuller’s tragic end, ‘KRLA King of the Wheels’ bottled all the strength and excitement this band briefly possessed.
Humming with romance and sexuality, the sentiment of Rene and Rene’s “Lo Mucho Que Te Quiero” radiates with pure pop godliness.
By the time the Age of Aquarius arrived, big band-era stars were disappearing in the portals of the past. But not the Mills Brothers.
The overlooked ‘Faragher Bros,’ an outstanding collection of sincere, 1970s-era soul music, is primed for rediscovery.
John Fred and His Playboy Band coupled fun with quality, and ‘Agnes English’ ranks as a perfect example of their vision and abilities.
Mashmakhan’s “As The Years Go By” was a quirky cross-pollination of flower-power pickings, the Zombies and Deep Purple.
This was the kind of moody, piano-oriented drama later associated with Billy Joel.