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Living Colour, Steve Hackett, David Crosby, Michael McDonald + Others: Preston Frazier’s Best Rock and Pop of 2017

Living Colour, Steve Hackett, David Crosby, Michael McDonald + Others: Preston Frazier’s Best Rock and Pop of 2017

Preston Frazier’s Best Rock and Pop of 2017 list touches on projects from established legends, as well as up-and-coming and criminally under-appreciated acts.

Burt Bacharach, Greg Phillinganes, Marilyn Scott + others: Five for the Road

Burt Bacharach, Greg Phillinganes, Marilyn Scott + others: Five for the Road

Greg Phillinganes and Burt Bacharach are part of the latest edition of Five for the Road, an occasional look at music that’s been in my car lately.

Almost Hits: Love, “My Little Red Book” (1966)

Almost Hits: Love, “My Little Red Book” (1966)

Authored by Hal David and Burt Bacharach, “My Little Red Book” was a staple of just about every garage rock band’s diet during the ’60s. Manfred Mann’s jazz styled version of the song — which appeared in the movie, “What’s New Pussycat” and on their My Little Red Book Of Winners album — spoke of heartache leading to romance

Fred Fried and Core – Core Bacharach (2013)

The master of the eight-string acoustic guitar follows a laudable collection of originals performed by his Core trio with a set of pop standards.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Rahsaan Roland Kirk, “I Say A Little Prayer For You (Live)” (1972)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Rahsaan Roland Kirk, “I Say A Little Prayer For You (Live)” (1972)

Like Thelonious Monk and his one-time boss Charles Mingus, Rahsaan Roland Kirk loved a pretty melody but also loved to present them in eccentric ways.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Splatter Trio with Stan Grabowski, “Wives and Lovers” (1998)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Splatter Trio with Stan Grabowski, “Wives and Lovers” (1998)

The Bay Area guerrilla thrash-jazzers the Splatter Trio were only together for five or six years during the first half of the 90s, but they managed to leave a path of destruction in their wake.

One Track Mind: Jordan Young, "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" (2012)

A few years ago Pat Metheny made a solo guitar “covers” record What’s It All About, a record I adore as much for the melodies he picked as how he nursed them.

Gimme Five: Rock classics that you don't have to love

Gimme Five: Rock classics that you don't have to love

Spend enough time around rock music — or, at least, rock critics — and you’ll be convinced that any number of Seminal Works, Forgotten Gems and Timeless Standards are must-have items for your record collection. Even if they turn out to be, you know, retreads dressed up as brilliant pop redux (Gene Clark’s post-Byrds catalogue, many of Syd Barrett’s soloRead More

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