Van Morrison: Blowin’ Your Mind
Episode date - August 12, 2015
This is perhaps one of the greatest half-albums ever made. Side two is just a bit better than worthless, but side one is simply frightening in its intensity.
Episode date - August 7, 2015
The past few shows focused on the profound changes that affected the Stax label, but the musical evidence of change was a bit subtler than the reality.
Stax: Fare Thee Well, Estelle
Episode date - July 31, 2015
With so much change taking place, it was only inevitable that there would be some fallout.
The Kinks: Something Else by the Kinks
Episode date - August 5, 2015
The music of Ray Davies and the Kinks may be one of most undeserved gifts bestowed on America.
Albert King: Born Under a Bad Sign
Episode date - July 29, 2015
Stax Records and its subsidiary Volt were essentially singles labels, constantly searching for a song/artist combination that would connect with the public.
Stax: Fort Stax
Episode date - July 24, 2015
Under the guidance of Al Bell, it is remarkable how quickly Stax was able to recover from seemed like certain doom.
Pink Floyd: Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Episode date - July 22, 2015
If your introduction to Pink Floyd (and the extent of your knowledge of the group) extends from ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ to ‘The Wall,’ then you are in for one heck of a surp
Stax: Starting from Scratch
Episode date - July 17, 2015
In December 1967, Stax Records stood out as one of the music industry’s brightest success stories.
The Sonics: Here Are The Sonics
Episode date - July 8, 2015
My longstanding opinion of the Sonics has remained fairly consistent over the years.
Stax: Disaster and Anger
Episode date - July 10, 2015
They say that the ‘summer of love’ came to crashing halt in 1968 – no place more so than in Memphis.