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posted "Donna Summer would have been a star in any era." about Donna Summer - I Feel Love: The Collection.   October 12, 2013
Donna Summer would have been a star in a
There's just no question about it.  Donna Summer was one of a handful of shining stars to emerge from an otherwise lackluster decade in the
posted "Winning updates of timeless classics." about George Benson: Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole.   June 05, 2013
Winning updates of timeless classics.
Several weeks ago while perusing Amazon's "Upcoming CD Releases" I learned of an exciting new album from the ten-time Grammy Award-winning artist Geor
posted "Still making great music." about The Beach Boys: That's Why God Made The Radio.   May 06, 2013
Still making great music.
Who'd a thunk it? After years of infighting the remaining founding members of The Beach Boys, namely Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine along with
posted "An impressive new recording by the consummate pro." about Boz Scaggs: Memphis.   March 23, 2013
An impressive new recording by the consu
As just about anyone over the age of 50 well knows it extremely difficult to find any new music to get excited about these days. I scan the "new
posted "Soulful sounds that make you want to hum along or get up and dance." about Mayer Hawthorne: How Do You Do.   March 21, 2013
Soulful sounds that make you want to hum
Several weeks ago while channel surfing I came across a most extraordinary musical talent performing on the PBS series "Live From The Artists Den". Th
posted "My favorite Aaron Neville recording to date." about Aaron Neville: My True Story.   March 21, 2013
My favorite Aaron Neville recording to d
To put it rather bluntly Aaron Neville has never been one of my favorite recording artists. As far as I was concerned a little bit of Aaron Neville we
posted "Great choice of material!" about Emmy Rossum: Sentimental Journey.   February 01, 2013
Great choice of material!
Several weeks ago while previewing the upcoming new CD releases on Amazon I spotted an album that really intrigued me. It was Emmy Rossum's "
posted "The story of the tragic fire at The Station nightclub is an all too familiar one." about Killer Show: The Station Nightclub Fire, America's Deadliest Rock Concert.   November 17, 2012
The story of the tragic fire at The Stat
This is a story that I have read more times than I care to remember. Back in 1903 a total of 602 people, mostly women and children, perished in a fir
posted "The Doobies made many of the best and brightest records of the 1970's." about The Very Best of The Doobie Brothers.   November 30, 2011
The Doobies made many of the best and brightest records of the 1970's. The Doobies made many of the best and br
While I am not a particularly big fan of the music of the 1970's one group that stood head and shoulders above the rest was The Doobie Brothers. 
posted "From soup to nuts....all of the great hits from this popular 1970's band." about Three Dog Night: Complete Hit Singles.   November 24, 2011
From soup to nuts....all of the great hits from this popular 1970's band. From soup to nuts....all of the great hi
About ten years ago I purchased the two-disc set "Celebrate: The Three Dog Night Story 1965-1975". At the time it was clearly the best Three
posted a comment on list, "All Covered Up".   November 23, 2011
posted a comment on list, "All Covered Up".   November 23, 2011
posted a comment about the question 'What is the best "live" concert you have ever attended?'.   November 21, 2011
posted a comment about the question 'What is the best "live" concert you have ever attended?'.   November 20, 2011
posted a question 'What is the best "live" concert you have ever attended?'   November 20, 2011
posted "Imported from UK.....splendid anthology of one the most successful female recording artists ever!" about Diana Ross: The Greatest.   November 20, 2011
Imported from England.....splendid career overview of one the most successful female recording artis Imported from UK.....splendid anthology
Just take a look at the track listing and you will be blown away.  In a remarkable recording career spanning more than a quarter century Diana Ro
posted "Long overdue anthology of one of rock and roll's hardest working performers." about Bob Seger: Ultimate Hits -- Rock and Roll Never Forgets.   November 19, 2011
Long overdue anthology of one of rock and roll's hardest working performers. Long overdue anthology of one of rock an
He has sold more than 50 million records worldwide.  During the ten year period between 1977 and 1986 Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band amasse
posted "This is the Neil Diamond collection I have been waiting for." about The Very Best of Neil Diamond: The Original Studio Recordings.   November 11, 2011
This is the Neil Diamond collection I have been waiting for. This is the Neil Diamond collection I ha
Between the years 1966 and 1983 Neil Diamond was one of the most consistent hitmakers in American popular music.  During this period he placed an
posted "For those who simply can't get enough of Ol' Blue Eyes." about Frank Sinatra: Best of the Best (Deluxe Edition).   November 09, 2011
For those who simply can't get enough of
When you take a look at Frank Sinatra's long and prolific recording career the numbers are simply staggering.  Frank had his first big hit as
posted "The biggest and best from the 50's and 60's together for the first time at a very nice price!" about Sinatra: Best of the Best.   November 05, 2011
The biggest and best from the 50's and 60's together for the first time at a very nice price! The biggest and best from the 50's and 6
When you take a look at Frank Sinatra's long and prolific recording career the numbers are simply staggering.  Frank had his first big hit as
posted "The genius of Phil Spector at a very nice price." about The Essential Phil Spector.   October 17, 2011
The genius of Phil Spector at a very nice price. The genius of Phil Spector at a very nic
In 1958 at the age of 18 a brash young singer/songwriter from Los Angeles named Phil Spector wrote a song called "To Know Him Is To Love Him".  T
created a list "My Favorite Paul Simon Tunes".   October 17, 2011
posted "How terribly strange to be 70!" about Paul Simon.   October 17, 2011
How terribly strange to be 70! How terribly strange to be 70!
Singer/songwriter Paul Simon turned 70 this week.  For nearly three decades he was a major force in American popular music.  Success did not
posted "New rockumentary about the group was the inspiration for TV's "Partridge Family"." about Family Band: The Cowsills Story.   August 11, 2011
This group was the inspiration for TV's New rockumentary about the group was the
This evening I had the great good fortune to attend the World Premiere of filmmaker Louise Panenker's splendid documentary "Family Band: The
posted ""Listening to this record is like opening a window and getting a breath of fresh air."" about Steve Tyrell: A New Standard.   July 11, 2011
"Listening to this record is like openin
Such is the observation of the legendary American pianist, composer and music producer Burt Bacharach upon sampling Steve Tyrell's 1999 debut
commented on review of I Believe You Liar, "File under "Unclassifiable but Amazing"".   June 11, 2011
created a list "My All-Time Favorite Beach Boys Tunes".   June 10, 2011
commented on review of Elton John and Leon Russell: The Union, "Instant Classic!".   June 08, 2011
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