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Chris Stamey, “Make Up Your Mind” from Euphoria (2015): One Track Mind

Chris Stamey, “Make Up Your Mind” from Euphoria (2015): One Track Mind

There’s much to pull out of Chris Stamey’s “Make Up Your Mind,” which only seems to grower richer as an experience with each successive spin.

Yes’ patched-together homecoming project Union never lived up to its promise

Yes’ patched-together homecoming project Union never lived up to its promise

Jon Anderson and Billy Sherwood look back on Yes’ Frankenstein-like collaborative album ‘Union,’ released on April 30, 1991.

Journey’s Neal Schon, “El Matador” from Vortex (2015): One Track Mind

Journey’s Neal Schon, “El Matador” from Vortex (2015): One Track Mind

Neal Schon’s “El Matador” underscores a musical symbiosis with Steve Smith that lingers from their time together in Journey.

Pressure-filled Red Rose Speedway fractured Paul McCartney and Wings: ‘Point of no return’

Pressure-filled Red Rose Speedway fractured Paul McCartney and Wings: ‘Point of no return’

Denny Seiwell and Henry McCullough talk about Paul McCartney and Wings’ turbulent, uneven ‘Red Rose Speedway,’ released on April 30, 1973.

Bob Dylan + the Band, “Going Going Gone” (1974): Across the Great Divide

Bob Dylan + the Band, “Going Going Gone” (1974): Across the Great Divide

“Going Going Gone” makes a definitive case for Bob Dylan’s 1974 reunion with the Band, so perfect is their musical reaction to his frayed lyric.

Richard Thompson, “Beatnik Walking” from Still (2015): One Track Mind

Richard Thompson, “Beatnik Walking” from Still (2015): One Track Mind

Richard Thompson is a traveler, always has been, and “Beatnik Walking” — both in its lyric, and in its creation story — speaks to that.

Les McCann – Invitation to Openness (1972; 2015 reissue)

Les McCann – Invitation to Openness (1972; 2015 reissue)

Les McCann’s free-form soul-jazz experiment ‘Invitation to Openness’ is the sound of someone loosing himself from the bonds of expectation.

Paul McCartney, “Take It Away” from Tug of War (1982): One Track Mind

Paul McCartney, “Take It Away” from Tug of War (1982): One Track Mind

Released as part of ‘Tug of War’ in April 1982, “Take It Away” is McCartney’s last best pop hit – but there was a darker undercurrent at work.

Adrian Belew’s Mr. Music Head was more than ‘Oh Daddy’ : ‘Don’t think I’ve played it again’

Adrian Belew’s Mr. Music Head was more than ‘Oh Daddy’ : ‘Don’t think I’ve played it again’

“Oh Daddy” got Adrian Belew a solo deal with Atlantic, who released ‘Mr. Music Head’ on April 28, 1989. The worry was that he’d be forever saddled with it.

JD Allen, “A Throng of Millions Can Be One” from Bloom (2015): One Track Mind

JD Allen, “A Throng of Millions Can Be One” from Bloom (2015): One Track Mind

JD Allen’s “A Throng of Millions Can Be One,” just one of many standout moments on ‘Bloom,’ feels like the birth of a new jazz hymn.