The Act You’ve Known For All These Years

Embed from Getty Images The Hunt For New Music: “It was twenty years ago today, when Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play”….—Sg. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Lennon-McCartney)Editor’s Note: Actually, it was more than 50 years ago that “Sgt. Pepper’s” was introduced in America. In celebration of that event, there are several posts and […]

Summer Weekend Concert Series: Dr. John at the Newport Jazz Festival, 2016

A video of Dr. John performing at the Newport Jazz Festival in 2006. The video is very good throughout but there is a bit of an audio issue in the beginning of the set. Stay with it. Thanks to the  Newport Jazz Festival and Funk and Reggae for sharing. The Fine Print: Special thanks to […]

Transitions: Dr. John (1941-2019)

Above: Dr. John doing an extended  version of “Such a Night”, one of his best known hits. Good music and excellent photography. Perfect for setting the tone for a piece to remember a musical legend.  “Such a Night. Sweet confusion under the moonlight….”   –from “Such a Night” by Mac Rebennack (Dr. John) Mac Rebennack, […]

Christmas One More Time, VIII

The Hunt for New (Christmas) Music: More music from our library of Christmas music playlists. Playing loud is highly recommended. You can hear this playlist via our friends at Spotify, who have kindly made it available online…just click the link below and a web player will appear on your desktop and play the list…..enjoy some […]

Christmas One More Time I(COMT I)

The Hunt For New (Christmas)Music: For over a decade, I’ve been putting together a Christmas playlist. The goal is simple: Introduce friends to new Christmas music they probably haven’t heard, or old Christmas music performed in a new version by a new artist. In the spirit of Christmas, it’s time to share these lists, all of […]

The Weekend Concert Series: Aretha Franklin Meets the Blues Brothers

The Hunt for New Music: A classic that always brings a smile to your face: Aretha Franklin with her great performance of “Think” from “The Blues Brothers” movie. The direction by John Landis is spot-on and very, very, sharp–notice how he doesn’t bring the Blues Brothers into the choreography until late in the video. Absolutely […]

Transitions: Hugh Masekela, (1940 to 2018)

The Hunt for New Music. Hugh Masekela, one of the world’s finest and most honored jazz musicians, has died at the age of 78. Masekela, called a “great son of Africa”,  was not just a terrific trump player, but also an anti-apartheid activist who spent three decades in exile. Masekela died from complications of cancer, […]

The Poetry of Rock: Before The Deluge

  Jackson Brown has been one our finest songwriters since the seventies. He has a very unique voice and writes exceptional lyrics–it can’t hurt that, at one time, he, along with John David Souther and Glenn Frey and Don Henley (Eagles) all lived in the same apartment complex in Los Angeles. His best work–at least […]