Soul’d Out: The Complete Wattstax Collection overwhelms Carl F. Gauze with 12 music CDs reprising the 1972 benefit concert to rebuild Watts, Los Angeles, seven years after the riot.
The Griot Swings the Classics (Bluclok Records). Review by Stacey Zering.
Melodies from the Heart. Review by Stacey Zering.
Cheyenne Valley Drive. Review by Jeremy Glazier.
Green Man (Do Music Records). Review by Stacey Zering.
Bed, Bath & Behind (Sphinxter). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Want More (Bloodshot). Review by Scott Adams.
Live in Concert (Concord Music Group). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Thirty-five years of Soul Train on three DVDs leaves Scott Adams with a serious ’70s jones.
The Kudzu Ranch. Review by Carl F Gauze.
Relayted (Jagjaguwar). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Tin Can Trust (Shout! Factory). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Sincerely, Severely (Orange Records). Review by Jeff Schweers.
The Complete Columbia Singles (Collectors’ Choice). Review by Steve Stav.
Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music. (Concord Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Epiphany (Jive). Review by Bill Bergstrom.
Roots and Grooves (Heads Up International). Review by Cindy Barrymore.
Kelis Was Here (LaFace). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Here I Am (Dreamworks). Review by Aaron Shaul.
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