While New York, N.Y. isn’t one of Russell’s most inventive recordings, it’s still a worthy addition to his adventurous catalogue.
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A couple sentences about Johnny Cash’s 1959 LP, “Greatest!”
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Champion Jack Dupree’s woozy brand of New Orleans blues is a pleasure to behold.
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The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker finds the legendary electric bluesman’s signature sound stripped down to its bare bones.
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A 1959 compilation LP from the seminal electric blues singer.
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Lightnin’ Hopkins’ 1959 debut album is one of the greatest blues recordings in history.
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A disappointingly accessible collaboration between two avant-garde visionaries.
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Avant-garde pianist Cecil Taylor’s second album expands upon his groundbreaking debut.
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“The Sermon” is one of jazz organist Jimmy Smith’s greatest accomplishments. Click here to read the album review. Continue reading The Sermon – Jimmy Smith
In another fantastic episode of Breaking Bad, Jesse is tasked with murdering some crackheads but ends up as a babysitter. 9.1/10 Continue reading Breaking Bad S2E6: “Peekaboo”
Your new favorite Breaking Bad character? Hank Schrader. 8.8/10 Continue reading Breaking Bad S2E5: “Breakage”