Duet Masters Together ~By Armand Lewis Some musical partnerships are simply meant to be, even though they may not be long term. Some come together early in their musical careers, like Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, only to separate leaving a lasting legacy as they pursue their own paths. Others may take years to unite, […]
AND YOU MAY FIND YOURSELF LIVING IN ANOTHER PART OF THE WORLD, AND YOU MAY FIND YOURSELF BEHIND THE WHEEL OF A LARGE AUTOMOBILE, AND YOU MAY ASK YOURSELF, HOW DID I GET HERE? —Talking Heads 1981. ~By Peter Vanrosendael Well, how did we get to this vinyl here? Let’s get into Mr. Peabody’s way […]
Take a tour through Portland, Oregon’s thriving record store scene ~By James R. Beach A little about me: Born in Portland, Oregon in 1969. My first LP was KISS Alive 2 after seeing them in 1977 at age 7. By 1981, I was collecting records. In the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, there were many […]
It was only in the later part of the Sixties that professional catering and available food on premises, often on record label budgets, and being delivered into the studios, became a part of the production-recording scene and collaboration. Don Randi headed the house band at Sherry’s cocktail bar on Sunset Boulevard from 1957-1970, disclosed the […]
Raise your hand if you have heard, never mind heard of, the theorbo, the shawm, or everyone’s favorite, the sackbut.
These are but a few of the lost Baroque and Elizabethan instruments that Ciaramella brings to life to take us across Europe on an enchanted musical journey of the 17th and 18th centuries.
Don’t jump to judgement: That doesn’t mean that this platter doesn’t rock. Falconieri’s “L’Eroica” builds from a fugue to end with four-chord progression similar to Gene Chandler’s 1961 hit, “Duke of Earl.”
During the 1960s, a group of Los Angeles studio musicians, known as “The Wrecking Crew,” recorded hits for the Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Sonny and Cher, Jan & Dean, The Monkees, Mamas and Papas, Tijuana Brass, Ricky Nelson, Johnny Rivers — and they were Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound. Now, director Denny Tedesco’s […]
Christmas In April Saturday, April 18, Record Store day, is the best thing that has happened to independent record stores in the last 8 years. Ok, Adele sold a lot of records, which was great but…the word from record store owners is that sales were better when there were fewer releases. Yet, they can be […]