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posted: February 26, 2014

English Oceans

ATO LP, CD

In his excellent new book I’ll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March Up Freedom’s Highway, veteran critic Greg Kot discusses the harmonic blend of styles that distinguished the late 1960s/early 1970s era Muscle Shoals sound from every other locale in America. Read More


posted: February 25, 2009

Queen Paul Rodgers –  The Cosmos Rocks

This has to be one of the most unlikely marriages in rock & roll, yet it works very well.  I’m sure as many people were as puzzled as I was, with the choice of Paul Rodgers as the new front man for Queen, but a quick listen of their live album Return of the Champions shows Rodgers more than up to the task; doing a phenomenal job balancing singing Freddie Mercury’s songs with respect while maintaining his own individuality. Read More


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