Excerpt from Pitchfork Listening to Madlib's music, I'm reminded of the Black radical maestros responsible for some of the outermost-limits music-making of the past half-century: Sun Ra, George Clinton, Lee "Scratch" Perry-- it's an elite club, but by no means an exclusive one. What sets these artists apart from their contemporaries and/or imitators is...Continue reading
Howlin Wolf, More Real Folk Blues This is a Howlin' Wolf compilation album released by Chess Records in 1967. It includes songs that were recorded in Memphis and Chicago between 1953 and 1956. In a review for AllMusic, critic Cub Koda wrote: "This companion volume to the Real Folk Blues album was issued in 1967 and couldn't...Continue reading
Check out the Psycedelic Rock at Spin Records Petaluma. Just in: 13th Floor Elevators Live, Strawberry Alarm Clock and Orange Colored Sky. Excerpt from Pitchfork on The Psycedelic Sounds of 13th Floor Elevators: The 13th Floor Elevators were a remarkable band: Erickson's wild-man vocals create an atmosphere where unfettered mayhem reigns. Stacy Sutherland's piercing...Continue reading
Excerpt from Wiki: Shaw was born in Brenham, Texas, United States. He was taught to play both the harmonica and guitar by his relatives, and based his style on his collaborations with Blind Lemon Jefferson, J. T. Smith and Ramblin' Thomas. After spending time as an itinerant musician in Texas, in 1934 he relocated to California. He continued to perform and...Continue reading
Released in 1978: Track List: Free Africa Solid As The Rock Watch The Hypocrites Jahovah Keep On Trying Love I Love You So Distant Drums In This Time Dread In The Ghetto...
Excerpt from Discogs.com: New Jersey, USA based punk band that existed in the early to mid-1980s. Detention achieved notoriety with their minor underground radio hit, "Dead Rock 'N Rollers", released in 1983 and now heavily bootlegged....
Excerpt from MilesDavis.com By 1965 Miles Davis had gone through a handful of stages, from the Birth of the Cool nonet’s multihued orchestrations to the development of a hard-bop sound keeled on Davis’s mid-register wooziness and the band’s driving backbone in the “first” great quintet (featuring John Coltrane), to the modal freedom of Kind...Continue reading
Excerpt from Loudersound.com “On the first album, we had two days to do everything, and not much more time for Paranoid. But now we could take our time, and try out different things. We all embraced the opportunity: Tony threw in classical guitar parts, Geezer’s bass was virtually doubled in power, I went for...Continue reading
"Homesick James was a Chicago Blues artist known for his mastery of slide guitar. He was a longtime member of Elmore James' band, the Broom Dusters, backing Elmore from 1955 to 1963, contributing to such classics as Dust My Broom, The Sky is Crying, and Roll and Tumble. Little is known about his early...Continue reading
Excerpt By Ian Ridsdale from KCPR.org: "Noted as one of the first jazz albums to use overdubbing, a studio technique that allows for multiple different tracks to be played at once, this album pushes the boundaries of the sound of jazz. Included on the sleeve of the record is a detailed description of the...Continue reading