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Randy Bachman + Neil Young, “Little Girl Lost” from Heavy Blues (2015): One Track Mind

Randy Bachman + Neil Young, “Little Girl Lost” from Heavy Blues (2015): One Track Mind

Randy Bachman’s new Neil Young collaboration is a scroungy groover in the tradition of Young’s garage-rattling Crazy Horse projects.

Brian Wilson, “The Right Time” from No Pier Pressure (2015): One Track Mind

Brian Wilson, “The Right Time” from No Pier Pressure (2015): One Track Mind

Brian Wilson’s collaboration with fellow Beach Boys alums Al Jardine and David Marks places ‘No Pier Pressure’ into a compelling new context.

Levon Helm, “Blues So Bad” from Levon Helm and the RCO All-Stars (1977): Across the Great Divide

Levon Helm, “Blues So Bad” from Levon Helm and the RCO All-Stars (1977): Across the Great Divide

Left to his own devices after the dissolution of the Band, Levon Helm returned to the things that had been his strengths, his succor, and his joy.

Dwight Yoakam, “Second Hand Heart” (2015): One Track Mind

Dwight Yoakam, “Second Hand Heart” (2015): One Track Mind

On one level, it sounds like the Byrds. On another, Buck Owens. On another still, Gene Vincent. Keep going. At bottom, it’s uniquely Dwight Yoakam.

Robben Ford + Warren Haynes, “High Heels and Throwing Things” (2015): One Track Mind

Robben Ford + Warren Haynes, “High Heels and Throwing Things” (2015): One Track Mind

Robben Ford brings his usual canny sense of craft to this collaboration with Warren Haynes, even as he — once again — more than holds his own.

Eliane Elias, “Brasil” from Made in Brazil (2015): One Track Mind

Eliane Elias, “Brasil” from Made in Brazil (2015): One Track Mind

Eliane Elias is routinely connected with her Brazilian roots but, the truth is, “Brasil” begins her first full-length recording from back home since 1981.

Little Walter – The Blues World of Little Walter (1988): Forgotten Series

Little Walter – The Blues World of Little Walter (1988): Forgotten Series

Remembering lesser-known sides from Muddy Waters harpist Little Walter, who hurtled his instrument forward before dying today in 1968.

Jimmy Page, “A Minor Sketch” from Sound Tracks (2015): One Track Mind

Jimmy Page, “A Minor Sketch” from Sound Tracks (2015): One Track Mind

A long-awaited new Jimmy Page album is being promised. Until then, we’re left with table scraps from a feast that’s somehow never been served.

Greg Lake on King Crimson’s biggest chart triumph: ‘So fully formed, but also so unusual’

Greg Lake on King Crimson’s biggest chart triumph: ‘So fully formed, but also so unusual’

Greg Lake looks back on King Crimson’s classic debut, which rose to the band’s highest-ever album chart position today in 1970.

Steve Earle, “The Tennessee Kid” from Terraplane (2015): One Track Mind

Steve Earle, “The Tennessee Kid” from Terraplane (2015): One Track Mind

You can’t dig too deeply into blues, as Steve Earle is doing these days, without a teeth-splintering clang of your shovel against Robert Johnson’s legend.