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Ries Brothers


Florida’s the Ries Brothers show more proficiency across genre lines within the album’s first few songs than some musicians are able to capture in a lifetime, releasing a set of … Read more

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Johnny Mathis

Rodgers & Hammerstein, Sammy Cahn, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Jimmy Dorsey, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, Jules Stein, Cy Coleman, Jimmy Webb, Gerry … Read more

The Searchers

The Searchers were going nowhere fast in the 1970s. Aside from live shows that still sizzled and popped, the British Invasion refugees – birthed from the same ‘60s Merseybeat scene … Read more

Delbert McClinton: One of the Fortunate Few

Delbert McClinton’s many fans will find One of the Fortunate Few (Texas A&M University Press)  reaffirming, shedding light on a truly selfless, generous soul. Those unfamiliar will Delbert will be … Read more

Various Artists

When it comes to deluxe box sets, the Bear Family has long ago set the bar at the top. Lately it seems they are into topping even themselves with each … Read more

Mike Love at the Wooly

Photos by Ebet Roberts The Beach Boys’ lyricist Mike Love has been a busy dude these days: he’s written an autobiography, Good Vibrations (Blue Rider Press) and put out a … Read more

Loose Cattle

  We don’t normally review holiday releases, but this one breaks all the molds and demands attention, much like that crazy uncle who constantly shakes up the holidays like his … Read more

Billy Burnette: Crazy Like Me

Rock and Roll With It! Imagine that it’s 1953 and you are living in Memphis, Tennessee, in a public housing place called Lauderdale Courts. You’re a new tenant there and … Read more

George Michael

Gambling with his flourishing career following the massive commercial success of 1987’s sleek, infectious funk/R&B party Faith, George Michael went all in with 1990’s follow-up Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1. … Read more