After a near-50-year search, this week Christopher Long finally brings (back) home a well-cared-for used LP copy of Behind Closed Doors — the iconic 1973 breakout record from country music legend Charlie Rich — for three bucks.
I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself (Compass Records). Review by Joe Frietze.
The Delta Sweete (UMC). Review by James Mann.
Keep It Together (Sorted Noise). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Songbook (Rounder Records). Review by James Mann.
Ghost on the Canvas (Surfdog Records). Review by Sean Slone.
Matt Parish looks into the eyes of soul at a recent Leon Russell show.
Country and bluegrass pioneer John Hartford passed away June 4th after a lengthy battle with cancer. David Whited offers a personal tribute.
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Just in time for the heavy metal Christmas shopping season, European author Alexandros Anesiadis delivers his latest — a thorough and riveting encyclopedia-type account of the hard-working DIY American bands that created an important underground music scene that’s well worth remembering.