Ride ‘Em On Down – The Rolling Stones – We are all agreed this is from the album where after all these years, Mick Jagger becomes the leader he always claimed to be. but this track at least is owned by Woody -a blistering solo that hijacks the middle.
Ride ‘Em On Down – Ed Taylor – Mississippi swamp blues by the man who taught Jimmy Reed how to play, a terrific track that was new to me, and listening to it shows exactly what the Stones gave the song: power shifts.
Fire – The Pointer Sisters – Bruce’s origin is a mix of thwarted and delivered desire, the Pointer Sisters is all fired up want: they ain’t flirting, the desire bubbles over.
The Room Where It Happens – Leslie Odom Jr – Anyone who remembers as far back as two years remembers Albany’s “three men in a room” where all New York governmental decisions were made (and two of the three politicians are now in jail), will recognize that nothing changes. This highlight (not on the mix tape: too much story?) shows how nothing even vaguely changes: Aaron Burr wants to be in the room where Hamilton, Franklin, and Madison, made the decision to put the Capital of the nascent country in DC and the banks in nyc.
Name And Address – Wings – The third best song on London Town might not sound like much, but this is a deep catalog masterpiece with Macca doing his best Presley impression. That bass, man! He should remember it more often…
Can’t Tell Me Nothing – Kanye West – As brutal and strange a song as you will ever hear, Kanye came loose on this one as he set the place for later tracks like “Power”. The opening hook is stellar.
Helpless – Ashanti And Ja Rule – Miranda claims he based Hamilton and Hamilton’s wife Eliza on the early 00s first couple of rap. Here they repay the immortality with the best song off the “American Musical” in the best version.
In The City – The Jam – Hysterically enough, the Jam were considered a little too sophisticated for 1977 punk. The mind boggles.
Live Review: Randy Edelman “A Life In 80 Minutes” @ Chelsea Table & Stage in NYC, Nov.27, 2021 By Harley Rain
Live Review: Randy Edelman “A Life In 80 Minutes” @ Chelsea Table & Stage in NYC, Nov.27, 2021
proven itself a follow up to “Hello”
Her perceptive songwriting is complemented by her idiosyncratic guitar playing and distinctive vibrato-less voice
the goths have the best dancefloors
album sales comprise 692,000
back in the studio in January 1969, three months after they had nailed down 30 songs for The White Album
a collection of genres all united under the same gothic roof
Kali uses it creatively
everything she has done this past two years has proven itself important
“wastes no time with things like verses and other niceties deemed unnecessary on its direct route to fun”