Rhino Serves Up The Audio Companion To Nesmith's Autobiography With 14 Of His Best Songs With The Monkees, The First National Band, And Solo
CD And Digital Versions Available On April 14
If Mardi Gras isn’t officially the biggest ongoing party in America, then it’s got to be somewhere in the upper reaches of any such list: it’s such an amazing affair that people plan their vacations around it, making sure that they’re down in New Orleans for Fat Tuesday…and, yes, today is that Tuesday.
While there’s obviously no end to the wonderful music you could select as your soundtrack for Mardi Gras, we’ve got a suggestion that we don’t expect many people to argue with: Dr. John, BEST OF THE NIGHT TRIPPER.
Bill Paxton, who died on Saturday at age 61 due to complications from surgery, was generally known first and foremost for his work as an actor, secondarily for his work as a director, and once in a blue moon, he might come up in conversation for his work as a musician. Not often, though. And that’s a shame, because his band Martini Ranch delivered 10 tracks of fun with their 1988 album HOLY COW.
It’s a little staggering to realize that The Nitty Gritty Dirty Band celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, but just because it’s hard to believe doesn’t mean it isn’t true: they’ve been around since 1966, and although the lineup might have changed a bit over the years, they’ve never stopped making music.
by Will Harris