Van Morrison: Blowin’ Your Mind

Van Morrison: Blowin’ Your Mind

Album #38

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.

Mavis Staples

Stax: Diversity

Channel 145-15

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.

Estelle Axton

Stax: Fare Thee Well, Estelle

Channel 145-14

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

The Kinks: Something Else by the Kinks

Album #37

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

Albert King: Born Under a Bad Sign

Album #36

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

Channel 145-13

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

Pink Floyd: Piper at the Gates of Dawn

Album #34

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

Delaney & Bonnie

Stax: Starting from Scratch

Channel 145-12

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

The Sonics: Here Are The Sonics

Album #11

Episode date - July 8, 2015

My longstanding opinion of the Sonics has remained fairly consistent over the years.

Stax: Disaster and Anger

Channel 145-11

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.