Other Articles

The Beatles, “Yes It Is” from Past Masters (1965): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Yes It Is” from Past Masters (1965): Deep Beatles

Arguably one of the Beatles’ best B-sides, “Yes It Is” features sophisticated wordplay, deeply reflective lyrics, and unusual chord changes.

China Crisis, “You Did Cut Me [Live]: from Flaunt the Imperfection (2017, reissue): One Track Mind

China Crisis, “You Did Cut Me [Live]: from Flaunt the Imperfection (2017, reissue): One Track Mind

Part of the joy attached to the new reissue of China Crisis’ 1985 album ‘Flaunt the Imperfection’ is the inclusion of so much bonus material.

Noel Redding’s Fat Mattress – Fat Mattress (1969): Forgotten Series

Noel Redding’s Fat Mattress – Fat Mattress (1969): Forgotten Series

Itching to do his own thing, Jimi Hendrix bassist Noel Redding formed Fat Mattress, which fused whimsical psychedelic pop with sunshine-spangled folk rock.

Chicago, “Feliz Navidad” from Chicago XXV: The Christmas Album (1998): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Feliz Navidad” from Chicago XXV: The Christmas Album (1998): Saturdays in the Park

“Feliz Navidad” is an upbeat Latin-tinged Christmas carol from the legendary Jose Feliciano – or at least it was until Chicago got a hold of it.

Steely Dan’s ‘Black Friday’ provides a perfectly nonsensical soundtrack for today

Steely Dan’s ‘Black Friday’ provides a perfectly nonsensical soundtrack for today

Steely Dan’s “Black Friday” might feel a bit on the nose this morning, but what else comes to mind on the first day of the Christmas shopping season?

Anna Nalick – At Now (2017)

Anna Nalick – At Now (2017)

Anna Nalick’s vulnerable, touching ‘At Now’ breaks down the barriers to human emotion, telling her story through song.

Songs of Thanksgiving from Bob Dylan, Joan Baez + others: Gimme Five

Songs of Thanksgiving from Bob Dylan, Joan Baez + others: Gimme Five

Sometimes it’s best to give thanks. And sometimes it helps to have songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and others to remind us.

Jerry Granelli, feat. Bill Frisell and Robben Ford – Dance Hall (2017)

Jerry Granelli, feat. Bill Frisell and Robben Ford – Dance Hall (2017)

At a young seventy-six years old, Jerry Granelli still pushes forward even when his muse beckons him back, as it does for the Bill Frisell/Robben Ford reunion ‘Dance Hall.’

Toto, “Animal” from Past to Present (1990): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Animal” from Past to Present (1990): Toto Tuesdays

“Animal,” the final new song on Toto’s 1990 retrospective ‘Past to Present,’ may be the weakest – but that doesn’t mean it’s not good.

The Everly Brothers – Two Yanks in England (1966): Forgotten Series

The Everly Brothers – Two Yanks in England (1966): Forgotten Series

‘Two Yanks in England’ finds the Hollies working with the Everly Brothers, one of their key influences. Two future Led Zeppelin members, were there, too.

Close