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- Chuck Wicks: Turning Point
- Green River Ordinance: Fifteen
- Jack Wall: Call of Duty, Black Ops III
- Black Violin: Stereotypes
- Glen Hansard: Didn’t He Ramble
- Dominik Scherrer: The Missing
- Jonathan McReynolds: Life Music, Stage Two
- Bobby Long: Ode To Thinking
- Alicia Witt: Revisionary History
- Angaleena Presley: American Middle Class
- Pat McGee: Pat McGee
- John Anderson: Goldmine
- Whitey Morgan: Sonic Ranch
- Anat Cohen: Luminosa
- Meredith Monk: Piano Songs
- Gretchen Peters: Blackbirds
- Louise Goffin: Appleonfire
- Mohammed Fairouz: Follow, Poet
- Michael J. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas
- Patty Larkin: Still Green
- Somi: The Lagos Music Salon
- The Barr Brothers: Sleeping Operator
- Lee Ann Womack: The Way I’m Livin’
- Montell Jordan: Captured
- Marco Benevento: Swift
Monthly Archives: October 2000
Bluesman James Armstrong is back, two years after a crazed intruder’s attack left his fretting hand useless and his young son severely injured. His son is nearly recovered, and his left hand is slowly mending. "I’m the best two-fingered guitarist … Continue reading
On “Songs from the Wild Land”, singer/songwriter and former Blaster Dave Alvin explores America’s and his own musical roots. Alvin says he wanted to produce something timeless. The songs on this record have no known authors, and many are so … Continue reading
Rupert Parkes, better known as Photek, has been a dominant figure in Drum and Bass, but his latest effort, “Solaris”, is a departure. He explores other textures and tempos, from ethereal sonic washes to the distinctive “house” vocals of Robert … Continue reading
Eclectic songwriter/guitarist Tom Burris steps out in the Big Apple with a new (since his last CD) group, a batch of new songs, and a new producer (John Alagia of Dave Matthews fame). Released: 10/1/2000 Label: Safari Records Genre: Rock … Continue reading
"Evening Moods" is the first solo recording in 17 years by former Grateful Dead guitarist and vocalist Bob Weir. The album features strong songwriting and lively improvisations in a band led by Weir and accomplished bassist Bob Wasserman. Weir spent … Continue reading
Singer/Songwriter Will Downing is prolific. His latest release, "All The Man You Need", is his eighth album in just twelve years. On this recording, Downing sets aside his contemporary jazz styling and gives wings to his R&B roots. Released: 7/8/2000 … Continue reading
"We were waiting for Grunge to die," says Chris Frantz, when asked why the Tom Tom Club took eight years to release a new album. On "The Good, The Bad and The Funky", the 80’s rhythm masters have teamed their … Continue reading
After the successful 1997 release of the first Soul Assassins album, DJ Muggs found himself pestered to produce another hot line-up of rhymers backed up by his dark beats. This time he has a different take on the East Coast/ … Continue reading
On his U.S. debut, Swedish singer/songwriter Stephen Simmonds has compiled a soulful collection of original songs. His evocative melodies embrace R&B, jazz and pop, and his lush vocals evoke Stevie Wonder and The Beatles. Released: 9/19/2000 Label: No Label Genre: … Continue reading
Known for their extravagant live shows, featuring break dancing and live musicians, the Black Eyed Peas paint hip-hop culture with a broad palette. Taboo is Native American and Hispanic, apl.de.ap hails from the Philippines, and will.i.am is from East L.A. … Continue reading