“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
John Fahey’s unique brand of folk guitar is something that must be heard to be believed.
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A few sentences about “Sonny Rollins and the Big Brass.”
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“Only the Lonely” is Sinatra at his most emotional, passionate, intense and, of course, loneliest.
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Elvis Presley expands his sound with horns and R&B.
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One of the greatest big band albums of all time.
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Review of John Coltrane’s 1958 LP, “Soultrane.”
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Bo Diddley’s debut defined the raw power of the early rock ‘n’ roll era.
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The last LP recorded before Sonny Rollins’ unexpected four-year hiatus.
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Reviewing the classical music of 1958. Continue reading Classical Check-Up: 1958
A couple sentences about Johnny Cash’s third album.
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A couple sentences about Johnny Cash’s second album.
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