Otis Redding: Otis Blue
Episode date - November 26, 2014
During his lifetime, Otis Redding set the benchmark for soul music. He still defines the genre, and to this day, his music remains as fresh and vital as it was in the mid-sixties.“
Episode date - October 29, 2014
Chances are you’ll only be able to find the British edition, but if you’re into collecting moldy old vinyl, I’d recommend the U.S. edition of Them’s first LP.
B.B. King: Live at the Regal
Episode date - October 10, 2014
Imagine a time when black blues artists actually played to a black audience.
The West Coast Sound
Episode date - October 1, 2014
For better or worse, the west coast pretty much ran the music industry in the mid-seventies.
John Coltrane – A Love Supreme
Episode date - September 10, 2014
By design, there are precious few jazz albums on my list of ‘alternative albums’ (see my long preamble/rant at the introduction of the book for the specific reasons).
Classic Hit Singles
Episode date - August 27, 2014
It’s been a while since we did a show based on hit singles, and since the summer of ’64 was a classic era for pop music, we figured it’d be nice to play a few oldies that have rea
The Ronettes: Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes
Episode date - August 20, 2014
What??? This record topped out at # 96? What sort of alternate universe/ twisted history of the world have I been living in? I simply cannot believe that this wasn’t a huge hit album.
Solomon Burke: Rock ‘n Soul
Episode date - August 13, 2014
Solomon Burke’s early years are the stuff of legend, and TV documentaries. He was a preacher at age 7 (!) and became pastor for his ministry by age 12.
Episode date - August 6, 2014
1994 was the year that ‘alternative’ music took off with a vengeance.
Bob Dylan: Another Side
Episode date - July 30, 2014
It may seem odd to include a classic Bob Dylan album on any list of the best ‘alternative’ albums, but technically, this record fits the criteria, because the record never reached the B