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Odd Couples: Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” vs. Steve Earle’s “Copperhead Road”

Odd Couples: Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” vs. Steve Earle’s “Copperhead Road”

Call this one the American Dream … and the American Detour.

Myriad3 – The Where (2014)

Myriad3 – The Where (2014)

‘The Where’ is a solid step up from a level that was already high. No one should think jazz is stuck on neutral after listening to this trio, and one senses that they are just getting started.

Deep Beatles: “You Can’t Do That” from A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

Deep Beatles: “You Can’t Do That” from A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

It should’ve been in the film; it should’ve been a lead single. What happened?

Brian Groder Trio – Reflexology (2014)

Brian Groder Trio – Reflexology (2014)

‘Reflexology’ continues with Groder’s open-ended mastery, with a rhythm section that acts as a natural extension of its leader.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Don’t Do It” from Live at the Academy of Music (2013)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Don’t Do It” from Live at the Academy of Music (2013)

They create something deeper than what came before – something harder to quantify.

One Track Mind: Jerry Lee Lewis, “Little Queenie” from Rock and Roll Time (2014)

One Track Mind: Jerry Lee Lewis, “Little Queenie” from Rock and Roll Time (2014)

Members of the Rolling Stones join Lewis for a raucous Chuck Berry cover.

Gimme Five: Danny Seraphine on ’25 or 6 to 4,’ ‘Full Circle,’ ‘Hard Habit to Break,’ others

Gimme Five: Danny Seraphine on ’25 or 6 to 4,’ ‘Full Circle,’ ‘Hard Habit to Break,’ others

We look back on a career that started and continues with CTA.

Randy Bachman – Vinyl Tap Tour: Every Song Tells a Story (2014)

Randy Bachman – Vinyl Tap Tour: Every Song Tells a Story (2014)

This conversational concert recording makes the case for an often-ignored legacy.

One Track Mind: Bob Dylan and the Band, “Odds and Ends” from The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 (2014)

One Track Mind: Bob Dylan and the Band, “Odds and Ends” from The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 (2014)

Lost time may never be found again but, sometimes, lost songs are.

Phil Ochs – Live Again (2014)

Phil Ochs – Live Again (2014)

We find Phil Ochs sharpening his weapons for a final attack on injustice.