Here is a review of Wayne Krantz’s cool fusion jazz rendition of MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This.”
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The Band’s perhaps too ambitious “Christmas Must Be Tonight” never became the seasonal favorite it should have been.
Bryan Murray’s nutty but endearing hip hop/jazz hybrid ‘Balto!’ is a homegrown concoction worth checking out.
Ramsey Lewis, it seems, can make anything listenable, even transcendent.
Styx, once again, isn’t part of a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction class. Not that it surprises co-founder Dennis DeYoung.
With D’Angelo’s pertinent message, color-blurring harmonics and a total lack of slickness, ‘Black Messiah’ is a worthy successor to ‘Voodoo.’
Smokey Robinson still thrilled by George Harrison’s long-ago tribute: ‘A wonderful, flattering thing’
George Harrison’s “Pure Smokey,” a 1976 tribute to Smokey Robinson, gave credit to an artist who had been part of the Beatles’ musical foundation.
Black Sabbath’s Ian Gillan era didn’t begin with some high-level strategy meeting featuring label execs and stalwart member Tony Iommi.
Nels Cline joins us to talk about Wilco’s plans, as the group announces 2015 dates and continues work on a follow-up to ‘The Whole Love.’
Highly personal songs addressing both personal and political issues propelled Bill Withers into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.