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Bart and the Bedazzled – Blue Motel (2018)

Bart and the Bedazzled – Blue Motel (2018)

Bart and the Bedazzled are like a cool combination of ’70s pop-singer Stephen Bishop and ’80s bands like the Style Council.

Judith Owen – redisCOVERed (2018)

Judith Owen – redisCOVERed (2018)

Simple, nuanced and damn near perfect, Judith Owen’s ‘RedisCOVERed’ meets and occasionally exceeds all expectations.

David Philips – Get Along (2018)

David Philips – Get Along (2018)

Philips is clearly that guy who is well suited for DIY, and now we know from ‘Get Along’ that even when he does something by himself two different ways, both ways are the ‘right’ way.

Basia – Butterflies (2018)

Basia – Butterflies (2018)

A little mellower and little more intimate, ‘Butterflies’ is Basia aging gracefully with music that will likely not age at all.

Robbie Dupree, Chicago, Yes’ Peter Banks + Others: Five for the Road

Robbie Dupree, Chicago, Yes’ Peter Banks + Others: Five for the Road

Robbie Dupree, Chicago and Peter Banks are part of the latest edition of Five for the Road, an occasional look at music that’s been in my car lately.

Bill Lloyd – Feeling the Elephant (1987): Forgotten Series

Bill Lloyd – Feeling the Elephant (1987): Forgotten Series

Stuffed with ear candy, Bill Lloyd’s ‘Feeling the Elephant’ arrived three decades ago with a flair for shrewdly stitched pop rock.

GIG [Randy Goodrum, Dave Innis and Bruce Gaitsch] – Brave New World (2018)

GIG [Randy Goodrum, Dave Innis and Bruce Gaitsch] – Brave New World (2018)

The supergroup GIG evolved organically with Bruce Gaitsch and Dave Innis providing most of the music and Randy Goodrum the lyrical heft.

The Beatles, “Your Mother Should Know” from Magical Mystery Tour (1967): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Your Mother Should Know” from Magical Mystery Tour (1967): Deep Beatles

“Your Mother Should Know” may not break new musical ground, but it further exemplifies how the Beatles drew from seemingly unlikely sources in their compositions.

I-Ten – Taking a Cold Look (1983): Forgotten Series

I-Ten – Taking a Cold Look (1983): Forgotten Series

Before Tom Kelly and Bill Steinberg found songwriting success with Heart, REO Speedwagon, Madonna and others, they put out an album as I-Ten.

The Turtles – Present the Battle of the Bands (1968): Forgotten Series

The Turtles – Present the Battle of the Bands (1968): Forgotten Series

Created as a parody of late ’60s sounds, ‘Present the Battle of the Bands’ highlighted the Turtles’ fun factor.

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