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Graham Parker and the Rumour, “Railroad Spikes” from Mystery Glue (2015)

Graham Parker and the Rumour, “Railroad Spikes” from Mystery Glue (2015)

Graham Parker and the Rumour returned after three decades as if nothing had changed. Everything had changed, of course. Well, except for these guys.

Daniel Lanois had reservations about working with Bob Dylan: ‘Sure, it was frightening’

Daniel Lanois had reservations about working with Bob Dylan: ‘Sure, it was frightening’

Daniel Lanois had already produced a slew of stars prior to his first record for Bob Dylan. Still, he was wary when it came to 1989’s ‘Oh Mercy.’

Bluey, “Saints and Sinners” from Life Between The Notes (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Bluey, “Saints and Sinners” from Life Between The Notes (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Bluey’s new tune “Saints and Sinners” doesn’t get the point across from the lyrics alone: the music delivers, too.

Rick Danko + Levon Helm, “Once Upon a Time” from Rick Danko (1977): Across the Great Divide

Rick Danko + Levon Helm, “Once Upon a Time” from Rick Danko (1977): Across the Great Divide

Rick Danko was the first to start a solo career, but this involving duet with his former Band mate Levon Helm shows a sense of community remained.

Jeff Oster, featuring Nile Rodgers, Chuck Rainey + Bernard Purdie – next (2015)

Jeff Oster, featuring Nile Rodgers, Chuck Rainey + Bernard Purdie – next (2015)

Here is a review of trumpeter Jeff Oster’s new groove-laden new age release ‘next’, featuring Nile Rodgers, Chuck Rainey and Bernard Purdie.

Steve Cropper was determined to work with Percy Sledge: ‘Just pay me union minimum’

Steve Cropper was determined to work with Percy Sledge: ‘Just pay me union minimum’

When Steve Cropper finally got a chance to work with Percy Sledge, he did everything he could to make it happen — regardless of the cost.

Yes, “Harold Land” from Yes (1969): YESterdays

Yes, “Harold Land” from Yes (1969): YESterdays

A promising-but-still-transitional composition from Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford and Chris Squire, “Harold Land” points to bigger things from Yes.

Percy Sledge may have been a one hit wonder, but what a hit it was

Percy Sledge may have been a one hit wonder, but what a hit it was

Percy Sledge has died at 73 having long been dubbed a one hit wonder. But that one hit – “When a Man Loves a Woman” – was a wonder, indeed.

The Doughboys – Hot Beat Stew (2015)

The Doughboys – Hot Beat Stew (2015)

Countless great bands from the ’60s have reunited, but only a small percentage have been able to replicate their initial spark like the Doughboys.

Fleetwood Mac hit big with Tango in the Night, then imploded: ‘It was difficult for everybody’

Fleetwood Mac hit big with Tango in the Night, then imploded: ‘It was difficult for everybody’

Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Tango in the Night,’ released this week in 1987, grew out of another trampled project by Lindsey Buckingham. He’d be gone for 10 years afterward.