Bob Pomeroy gets into four Radio Rarities from producer Zev Feldman for Record Store Day with great jazz recordings from Wes Montgomery, Les McCann, Cal Tjader, and Ahmad Jamal.
Archive Archaeology is an occasional column devoted to reissues, telling the story of obscure records and the bands behind them.
Bob Pomeroy digs into Un “Sung Stories” (1986, Liberation Hall), Blasters’ frontman Phil Alvin’s American Roots collaboration with Sun Ra and his Arkestra, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and New Orleans saxman Lee Allen.
A TikTok video brings memories of long-ago escapades with girly magazines and rock and roll, kicking off an archival excavation to find a controversial 1972 album by Mama Lion. Welcome to Bob Pomeroy’s new occasional column, Archive Archaeology.
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