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posted "Celebrating 50 years of one of the greatest bands in rock & roll history." about The Essential Kinks.   December 06
Celebrating 50 years of one of the great
TRACK LISTING    Disc One  1. You Really Got Me (from You Really Got Me, 1964)  2. Stop Your Sobbing (from You
posted "The Queen of Soul is a shell of her former self." about Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics.   December 06
The Queen of Soul is a shell of her form
I just finished sampling Aretha's highly anticipated new album "Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics". I take no joy in saying this but I fou
posted "Not quite back to basics but a step in the right direction." about Neil Diamond: Melody Road.   December 06
Not quite back to basics but a step in t
The Neil Diamond that I know and love was the gifted young singer/songwriter who recorded all of those great sides for Bert Burns' Bang Records back i
posted "Much to my surprise I like this disc...a lot." about My Dream Duets by Barry Manilow.   December 06
Much to my surprise I like this disc...a
"Just what the world needs" I thought..."another 'Duets' album". I have never been a big fan of this concept but a few of the artists Barry Manilow ch
posted "As comfortable as an old pair of jeans." about She & Him: Classics.   December 06
As comfortable as an old pair of jeans.
Prior to the release of "Classics" I was totally unfamiliar with the song stylings of the indie duet known as She & Him. The track listing sure looked
posted "Bette is back and having a blast!" about It's The Girls.   November 04
Bette is back and having a blast!
As 2014 draws to a close a number of exciting new releases have grabbed my attention.  The latest is Bette Midler's first studio album in eig
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
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