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Ries Brothers

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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

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

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

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

Andre Bisson

“I Got the Right” from Andre Bisson’s latest release, Break, really shows off the musician’s versatility. This is a melting pot of blues, R&B, Motown, and a ton of musical … Read more

Eric Johnson

Austin native and guitar maestro Eric Johnson has been playing since he was 15 years old. With influences ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Chet Atkins, Johnson’s music is rooted in … Read more

Jim Kweskin

To many, these days the name Jim Kweskin will have little meaning. On the other hand, for those of a certain age with some memory-banks still sparking, he’s a guy … Read more