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Wayne Krantz, “U Can’t Touch This” from Good Piranha, Bad Piranha (2014): One Track Mind

Wayne Krantz, “U Can’t Touch This” from Good Piranha, Bad Piranha (2014): One Track Mind

Here is a review of Wayne Krantz’s cool fusion jazz rendition of MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This.”

The Band, “Christmas Must Be Tonight” (1977): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Christmas Must Be Tonight” (1977): Across the Great Divide

The Band’s perhaps too ambitious “Christmas Must Be Tonight” never became the seasonal favorite it should have been.

Bryan Murray – Balto! (2014)

Bryan Murray – Balto! (2014)

Bryan Murray’s nutty but endearing hip hop/jazz hybrid ‘Balto!’ is a homegrown concoction worth checking out.

Ramsey Lewis, “Here Comes Santa Claus” (1961): One Track Mind

Ramsey Lewis, “Here Comes Santa Claus” (1961): One Track Mind

Ramsey Lewis, it seems, can make anything listenable, even transcendent.

Dennis DeYoung offers a sharp rebuke to Styx’s latest Hall of Fame snub: ‘To each his own’

Dennis DeYoung offers a sharp rebuke to Styx’s latest Hall of Fame snub: ‘To each his own’

Styx, once again, isn’t part of a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction class. Not that it surprises co-founder Dennis DeYoung.

D’Angelo and the Vanguard – Black Messiah (2014)

D’Angelo and the Vanguard – Black Messiah (2014)

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’

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.

Ian Gillan joined Black Sabbath after a night at legendary pub: ‘Did that happen? What happened?’

Ian Gillan joined Black Sabbath after a night at legendary pub: ‘Did that happen? What happened?’

Black Sabbath’s Ian Gillan era didn’t begin with some high-level strategy meeting featuring label execs and stalwart member Tony Iommi.

Coming back together ‘with some fresh perspective,’ Wilco announces 2015 tour dates

Coming back together ‘with some fresh perspective,’ Wilco announces 2015 tour dates

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.’

Bill Withers built a Hall of Fame career by challenging convention

Bill Withers built a Hall of Fame career by challenging convention

Highly personal songs addressing both personal and political issues propelled Bill Withers into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.