Love: Forever Changes

Love: Forever Changes

Album #42

Episode date - August 28, 2015

Until just now, I never really thought about it, but “Forever Changes” deserves recognition as one of the heaviest titles ever bestowed on an album.

Buffalo Springfield: Again

Buffalo Springfield: Again

Album #39

Episode date - August 19, 2015

I consider myself to be one of the biggest fans of Buffalo Springfield, but regardless of my undying respect, it’s hard to consider them a proper ‘band’.

Stax: Maintaining The Pace

Channel 145-16

Episode date - August 14, 2015

The one problem with starting too fast is the difficulty of maintaining the pace.

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

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

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