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Otis Redding


I’m not a great fan of many ‘F’ words save for the ubiquitous, essential four-letter variant, but this sixty-four track, six-disc release is simply stunning, fantastic, fabulous fun, fun, fun. … Read more

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Mississippi Heat

It’s hard to believe that Pierre Lacoque, harmonica player for Mississippi Heat, has been a bandleader for traditional Chicago blues for 25 years already. With an evolving cast of members … Read more


Miles Davis Quintet

With its false starts, rehearsal reels and studio chatter, this latest installment of the revelatory Miles Bootleg Series may not be as exciting to listen to as its four hot-shit … Read more



Retitle this release How Chrissie Got Her [Musical] Moxie Back. Even though “Alone Song” is the first track on this latest tour de force under the Pretenders banner, it is the … Read more


Hamish Anderson

Another publication put into words much better than this writer can why so many blues-rock albums escape notice. “From ponytails to tortured “guitar face” expressions to chord progressions everyone has … Read more


The Security Project

Stage two of the Security Project is finished. Still on the job, celebrating the recorded works of Peter Gabriel, this assembly of progressive-rock luminaries apparently decided that just one concert … Read more


Cris Jacobs

Cris Jacobs first came to my attention five years ago as the frontman for the Baltimore-based group, the Bridge. This is his second solo effort, and marks his debut for … Read more


Various Artists

This rich and varied collection is a tribute to one of the USA’s most beloved rock ‘n’ roll groups, and their influence on the Latin American musical community. Featuring many of … Read more


Phat Bollard

Phat Bollard might just be the most important group you’ve never heard of. Hailing from Cornwall, England, they survive by busking the streets, touring the UK and living out of … Read more


Macy Gray

Macy Gray is no stranger to jazz, considering herself a jazz singer at heart, but after nine sweet soulful sing-along records, longtime fans are happily surprised with her latest record, … Read more