• RCA Classic Film Scores on SACD

    RCA Classic Film Scores on SACD

    The RCA Classic Film Score Series has no equal among film music recordings, musically or sonically. Yet, despite the consistently high sound quality of the series, RCA butchered its initial release on CD in Dolby ...
  • Billy Strings: Home

    Billy Strings: Home

    Yes, Billy Strings is a real person’s name, and a more apt moniker would be difficult to find. This is Mr. Strings’ first album and he’s a young guy, but he’s already a seasoned pro ...
  • A Good Time to Buy Music

    A Good Time to Buy Music

    I live within walking distance of the Ludlow Garage, a small Cincinnati music venue that, in the late 60s and early 70s, hosted Santana, Frank Zappa, BB King, and countless other artists. Live at Ludlow ...
  • The Versatile Luther Russell

    The Versatile Luther Russell

    Once upon a time, while pawing through CDs at a pawn shop, I came across a self-titled album by the Freewheelers (1991, DGC/UMG). I liked the sound of the group’s name, and I cracked up ...
  • The Replacements: Dead Man's Pop

    The Replacements: Dead Man's Pop

    The Replacements had reached a crossroads when they recorded 1989’s Don’t Tell A Soul. With five albums behind them, they were far too good of a band to warrant the modest sales they received even ...
  • New From PRO-JECT: First Record

    New From PRO-JECT: First Record

    The following is a press release issued by PRO-JECT. February 7, 2020 - For nearly 30 years, PRO-JECT has been known for offering the best in luxury audio listening equipment, but now the brand is ...
  • Return to Abbey Road

    Return to Abbey Road

    When I attended last year’s press conference at Capitol Records for the 50th Anniversary launch of The Beatles, aka The White Album, a journalist shouted out to producer Giles Martin, “Hey, what about Abbey Road?” ...
  • Andrew Bird: My Finest Work Yet

    Andrew Bird: My Finest Work Yet

    From his early Suzuki method training starting at age four, to his stints with hot jazz/swing revivalists Squirrel Nut Zippers and bandleader of his Bowl of Fire group, followed by a dozen studio albums, Andrew ...
  • Robbie Robertson: Sinematic

    Robbie Robertson: Sinematic

    Robbie Robertson has always taken a distinctly cinematic approach to his multicultural melting-pot style of North Americana songwriting, a narrative attribute well in place due to the indigenous Canadian’s weighty workload with The Band long ...
  • Bar Shiru

    Bar Shiru

    Too often the ambience of a popular drinking establishment will be marred by the deafening din of conversations shouted over an endless digital stream of music. Not so at Bar Shiru, a new craft cocktail ...
  • Catching up with Stockfisch Records

    Catching up with Stockfisch Records

    When German guitarist Werner Lämmerhirt released Ten Thousand Miles in 1974, that LP was, in more ways than one, a harbinger of things to come. Along with being Lämmerhirt’s debut album, it was the opening ...

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