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One Track Mind: Earth Wind and Fire, “Can’t Hide Love” from Essential (2014)

One Track Mind: Earth Wind and Fire, “Can’t Hide Love” from Essential (2014)

This sound, in the dead of night, comes rushing out of my radio — a tornadic gust of horns. Then there follows a devastatingly cool lyric, amid a suave and spacious groove. But who is it? 45 seconds in, I finally peg “Can’t Hide Love” as the new Earth Wind and Fire song; I knew Maurice White’s “yow” anywhere.

Eric Carmen – The Essential Eric Carmen (2014)

Eric Carmen – The Essential Eric Carmen (2014)

There is much to love, of course, about this double-disc 30-song collection of confectionary power-pop goodness. After all, it’s a first-time-ever grouping of both the best of his years with the Raspberries and as a solo artist. But The Essential Eric Carmen goes one step further, collecting Carmen’s first new song in some 18 years. That track, a determinedly hopefulRead More

Johnny Cash – Out Among the Stars (2014)

Johnny Cash – Out Among the Stars (2014)

You’d probably assume that 1981′s The Baron, produced by countrypolitan pioneer Billy Sherrill, would do little to suggest where Johnny Cash would end up a little over a decade later with the American Recordings series.

Booker T. and the MGs – Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (1993; 2014 reissue)

Booker T. and the MGs – Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (1993; 2014 reissue)

I’m sure there will be those who balk at a title like that, what with Neil Young, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Lou Reed and Bob Dylan himself, of course, appearing on this gala 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration reissue.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “When I Paint My Masterpiece” from Cahoots (1971)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “When I Paint My Masterpiece” from Cahoots (1971)

The introduction of a new studio to experiment with might have felt like a happy challenge for another Band, in another place. Instead, Albert Grossman’s just-opened Bearsville facility ended up feeling, as Robbie Robertson once said, “too bright and cold.” Much of the music on 1971′s Cahoots, to be honest, did too

Johnny Winter – True to the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story (2014)

Johnny Winter – True to the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story (2014)

He rose to fame playing a flame-kissed fusion of blues rock alongside Rick Derringer, scoring huge turn-of-the-1970s hits on the pop charts. But Johnny Winter, as this 56-track, four-CD Legacy set makes utterly clear, couldn’t wait to get back to the blues.

Mike Bloomfield – From His Head to His Heart to His Hands (2014)

Mike Bloomfield – From His Head to His Heart to His Hands (2014)

Al Kooper’s task, in reminding us of the towering genius possessed by his late friend Mike Bloomfield, wasn’t in finding dusty unheard tracks for From His Head to His Heart to His Hands. When it comes to Bloomfield, who overdosed at just 37 in 1981, the likelihood is that almost everything on this new Kooper-curated triple-CD/single-DVD set comes as aRead More

Big Star – Playlist: The Very Best (2013)

Big Star – Playlist: The Very Best (2013)

Big Star is a band that you know, at least by sound and structure, even if you never knew them, you know? Roundly ignored across two early-1970s releases, their’s was the sound of the college-rock scene of a decade later.

Gimme Five: Miles Davis – The Original Mono Recordings (2013)

Gimme Five: Miles Davis – The Original Mono Recordings (2013)

Miles Davis collaborator Jimmy Cobb joins us as we explore nine Columbia albums that capture the earliest flowerings of the Miles Davis legend — the moment when his muse began to match his own prodigious powers.

Gimme Five: Herbie Hancock – The Complete Columbia Album Collection (2013)

Gimme Five: Herbie Hancock – The Complete Columbia Album Collection (2013)

Former collaborators Bill Summers and Mike Clark join us as we sort through a handful of ageless moments from the forthcoming Herbie Hancock box set, The Complete Columbia Album Collection.