The Waterboys have gone through a variety of permutations — both in lineup and in sound — but seem to emerge more interesting each time.
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If Butcher Brown can make “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” so delectably fonky, they can groove up just about any old tune.
Returning to an expanded live take on ‘Pawnbroker,” it’s as if Tinsley Ellis is coming into his own, right there on stage.
Sometimes, you’ve simply got to talk back to the blues. That’s what happened to Jimmy Rushing, appearing here with the Count Basie Orchestra.
For a while, Phil Ochs’ vision of America fuelled the shared dreams of the 1960s. He would have turned 74 today.
Here is a review of Wayne Krantz’s cool fusion jazz rendition of MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This.”
Ramsey Lewis, it seems, can make anything listenable, even transcendent.
Studio or live, ECM or ACT record label, it’s that same, damned good Manu Katché music.
Tired of the same ol’ Christmas songs played the same way? Blues guitarist extraordinaire Joe Bonamassa’s got a Yuletide treat for you.
This is the perfect introduction to Joaquin Sabina’s music: a subversive love ballad that’s at once tender and cruelly unforgiving.