A new Bob Dylan bootleg CD (and vinyl) box set puts the spotlight on the recording sessions for Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blond by Harvey Kubernik The latest chapter in Columbia/Legacy’s highly acclaimed Bob Dylan Bootleg Series focuses on the legendary studio sessions that produced Bringing It All […]
Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs This month we partnered with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings to reissue the 1962 Big Bill Broonzy classic, ‘Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs’. This album shows Broonzy lending his unmatched blues vocals and propulsive guitar to classic folk songs. The album has been remastered exclusively for Vinyl Me, Please by […]
With four CDs and 42 songs, The Complete Matrix Tapes is a vital anthology of one of the finest rock bands at their best by Richie Unterberger On November 11, 1969, the Velvet Underground began a series of shows at the small Matrix club in San Francisco, playing there most nights over the next three […]
Stalking the Tower for Turntables by David Thomson The Tower at the Venetian is a realistic way to get a feel for how the audio equipment presented there will sound in your living room. The emptied mini-suites are not too large and, as sound hounds sit in neat little rows of 3 or 4, the […]
by Armand Lewis It’s rare to see what goes on behind the scenes in any artistic creation. Even more elusive is the opportunity to see the inner workings of an entire company throughout its most creative decades. While it was routine for photographs to be taken at recording sessions for use on LP jackets, there […]
Through the early and mid twentieth century, popular music may have become ubiquitous on radio and on 78rpm records, but there were few print publications that discussed music, the musicians who made it, or trends within genres of music itself. While Billboard magazine covered the music industry as a business the same way The Wall Street Journal covers the financial world, there were really no general interest publications that regularly included coverage of music written for the general public’s point of view.
Take a look at the high end turntable offerings on display at the midewest’s premier high end audio show By Gary Katayama Why would anyone leave the beautiful spring beach weather in Playa del Rey to go to cold and drizzly Rosemont Illinois? Answer: to go to Axpona, the premier high end audio show in […]