Bauhaus, Burning From The Inside, 1983 on Beggar’s Banquet / A&M

Quite a shift from yesterday’s post of Oscar Peterson’s Return Engagement to Bauhaus, but that’s the joy of a diverse collection. I was just a touch too late…

Oscar Peterson, Return Engagement, 1974 on Verve

Double LP compilation from the mid-seventies, collecting tracks from: The Trio: Live From Chicago, Very Tall, West Side Story, Affinity, Night Train, We Get Requests, Something Warm, Night…

Jeff Beck, Truth, 1968 on Epic

This was Beck’s solo debut, following after time in the Yardbirds, and features Ron Wood, pre-Faces Rod Stewart, Keith Moon (credited as “You Know Who”) and Mick Waller…

Jeff Tweedy, Love is the King, 2020 on dBpm Records

Tweedy went into recording mode when Wilco’s tour was put on hold due to Covid-19 in April of 2020. Both Tweedy’s sons, Spencer and Sam, contribute to the…

Peter Buck, Self-Titled, 2012 on Mississippi/Change Records

First solo album by the long-time guitarist for R.E.M., released in 2012 on Mississippi Change records. My copy is from the second pressing, which means it omits the…

Tom Tom Club, The Man With The 4-Way Hips (12″ Single), 1983 on Sire

Tom Tom Club, of course, were Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz from Talking Heads. It started as a side project while Talking Heads were still active, but has…

Parliament, The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein, 1976 on Casablanca

One of my rules of thumb is that any 70s Parliament or Funkadelic vinyl I find that is in reasonable shape and not too expense I just buy….

The Rolling Stones, Flowers, 1967 on London Records

This was the second compilation album for the Stones, collecting some studio cuts that had not been released (or released but not on the US versions of albums)….

Dean & Britta, Quarantine Tapes, 2021 on Double Feature Records

This was released first in 2020 in digital format by Dean & Britta themselves, but then issued on vinyl and CD by Double Feature Records in 2021. Dean…

Wye Oak, Shriek, 2014 on Merge Records

Third album on Merge Records and fourth overall for Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack, produced by Wye Oak with Nicolas Vernhes (who had worked with Fischerspooner and Dirty…

Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden, March 28th 2024

A bit delayed in getting this post up – but a few weeks back I got the chance (thanks to some stellar partners at work) to see Billy…

Willie Nelson & Webb Pierce, In the Jailhouse Now, 1982 on Columbia

i love a good Willie Nelson tribute album or duet album: San Antonio Rose with Ray Price, For the Good Times (a tribute to Price), the tribute album…

Bruce Cockburn, Circles in the Stream, 1977 on True North

I came to Cockburn through the activist tours of the 80s and his hit “If I Had a Rocket Launcher” from Stealing Fire. But he had a decades…

The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Time Further Out – Miro Reflections, 1961 on Columbia

While movie science fiction fans celebrate May 4th as Star Wars Day (“May the 4th be with you”), jazz heads know it as Dave Brubeck Day, 5/4 time…

Maggie Rogers, Notes From The Archive: Recordings 2011-2016, 2021 on Debay Sounds

Like many people, I first became aware of Rogers when a clip of her song “Alaska” being played to Pharrell Williams during a class at NYU Tisch went…

Wye Oak, The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs, 2018 on Merge Records

The most recent full length from Andy Stack and Jenn Wasner, on Merge. The Wye Oak was the largest white oak tree in the US until it died…

The Housemartins, The People Who Grinned Themselves To Death, 1987 on Elektra

On this record the Housemartins were Norman Cook, Dave Hemingway, Stan Cullimore, Pete Wingfield, and P.D. (Paul) Heaton. Heaton & Hemingway went on to form The Beautiful South,…

Freddie Roach, Brown Sugar, 1964 on Blue Note

Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder, with Joe Henderson, Eddie Wright, and Clarence Johnston joining Freddie Roach. As Roach says in the liner notes, describing folks dancing: “I watched…

Various Artists, Live Forever: A Tribute To Billy Joe Shaver, 2022 on New West Records

Fantastic collection of covers of the original outlaw country troubador. Standouts for me are Miranda Lambert and Margo Price but really all the tracks are wonderful. Produced by…

Wye Oak, Tween, 2016 on Merge

Baltimore’s Wye Oak (who started as Monarch) are Andy Stack and Jenn Wasner, and get described as either indie-rock-infused folk, or folk-infused indie rock. Either way I like…