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Los Lobos, “Gates of Gold” from Gates of Gold (2015): One Track Mind

Los Lobos, “Gates of Gold” from Gates of Gold (2015): One Track Mind

The best songs speak to us as individuals, allowing us to find answers for ourselves. Los Lobos’ “Gates of Gold” is one of those songs.

Boz Scaggs, “Last Tango on 16th Street” from A Fool to Care (2015): One Track Mind

Boz Scaggs, “Last Tango on 16th Street” from A Fool to Care (2015): One Track Mind

Box Scaggs’ new wistfully urbane interpretation of “Last Tango on 16th Street” is about more than Mission Street atmospherics.

Cracker – Berkeley to Bakersfield (2014)

Cracker always stood with a foot in both of these California music beds. ‘Berkeley to Bakersfield’ fully explores their twinned inspirations.

Empty Hearts [Andy Babiuk, Wally Palmar, Clem Burke + Elliot Easton] – Empty Hearts (2014)

Empty Hearts [Andy Babiuk, Wally Palmar, Clem Burke + Elliot Easton] – Empty Hearts (2014)

Sturdy rock and roll that pays tribute to its influences without sounding trite.

Echo and the Bunnymen – Meteorites (2014)

This feels like a solo album dressed up in Echo and the Bunnymen’s clothes.

Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs – Dukes of September: Live at Lincoln Center (2014)

Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs – Dukes of September: Live at Lincoln Center (2014)

Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs brought a tractor-trailer’s worth of hits — both as solo artists and with Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers, respectively — to this setlist. More important, however, was their simpatico sense of musical camaraderie.

Paul Rodgers – The Royal Sessions (2014)

Paul Rodgers – The Royal Sessions (2014)

In a way, The Royal Sessions project is an enraptured testament to soul that Paul Rodgers has always been destined to release. His whiskey-splashed rasp was simply made for this kind of thing

Steve Nieve [with Elvis Costello, Sting, Ron Sexsmith] – ToGetHer (2013)

Steve Nieve is likely an unknown quantity to anyone other than Elvis Costello fans.

Streams: Los Lobos, “The Neighborhood” from Disconnected in New York (2013)

Los Lobos challenged themselves like never before on 1990’s The Neighborhood, as heard on this smart take on the title track from the band’s forthcoming live set Disconnected in New York.

The Rides [Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Barry Goldberg] – Can’t Get Enough (2013)

The joy surrounding this blues-rock collaboration is found not just in the Rides’ meaty originals — four of the 10 tracks are new — but in the way this just-founded trio happily attacks the cover tunes.

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