Post Tagged with: "Appreciations"

Moody Blues’ Ray Thomas (1941-2018): An Appreciation

Moody Blues’ Ray Thomas (1941-2018): An Appreciation

The Moody Blues have an unusual hold over fans, with many believing the group has mystical, otherworldly powers. And maybe they do.

Denise LaSalle, Soul-Blues Belter (1939-2018): An Appreciation

Denise LaSalle, Soul-Blues Belter (1939-2018): An Appreciation

We loved the sexy, hard-as-nails Denise LaSalle for creating a series of titanic grooves, and also because we were never certain that she couldn’t have kicked our ass.

The Wild One, Forever: In Appreciation of Tom Petty

The Wild One, Forever: In Appreciation of Tom Petty

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers represented what we strive for across so many aspects of our lives: consistency, dependability, and longevity.

Walter Becker of Steely Dan (1950-2017): An Appreciation

Walter Becker of Steely Dan (1950-2017): An Appreciation

Walter Becker’s death invites a renewed appreciation of the unique contributions to music by Steely Dan.

What I Learned From Elvis Presley: An Appreciation

What I Learned From Elvis Presley: An Appreciation

As a kid in the ’60s, Elvis Presley’s hit-making era was dim and distant. Blame the Beatles. Blame Oswald. Blame television. But it was true.

Glen Campbell (1936-2017): An Appreciation

Glen Campbell (1936-2017): An Appreciation

I didn’t get decked, and I did ask Glen Campbell to sign my album.

June Foray, Legendary Voice Actor (1917-2017): An Appreciation

June Foray, Legendary Voice Actor (1917-2017): An Appreciation

Mike Tiano remembers June Foray, best known as the voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel. She was 99.

Ella Fitzgerald, “Perdido” (1949): Appreciations

Ella Fitzgerald, “Perdido” (1949): Appreciations

“Perdido” was supposed to be a live showcase for Charlie Parker. Then Ella Fitzgerald – who would have been 100 today – stepped up to the mic.

Is This the Best-Ever Prince Cover?

Is This the Best-Ever Prince Cover?

Mark Saleski makes the case for Arto Lindsay’s take on “Erotic City” as the best-ever cover of a Prince song.

Al Jarreau (1940-2017): Our Essential Playlist

Al Jarreau (1940-2017): Our Essential Playlist

Al Jarreau’s distinctive singing style crossed boundaries, encompassing jazz, pop, R&B, funk, gospel, and even world music.

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