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Monday, May 22, 2017 - 12:45pm
Happy 40th: Roy Buchanan, LOADING ZONE

40 years ago this month, Roy Buchanan released the second album of the three-record stint he did with Atlantic Records in the ‘70s.

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 12:40pm
This Day in 2014: Christine McVie is awarded the Novello Lifetime Award

Three years ago today, Christine McVie was the recipient of one of the most prestigious awards in the British music industry: the Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award.

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 11:43am
The King And I

Rap love stories don’t come much more famous than the one between Faith Evans and The Notorious B.I.G., but it was a romance that was cut all too short as a result of Biggie’s murder. It’s been 20 years since that fateful day, but it’s all still fresh in Evans’s mind, hence the release of THE KING & I, a 25-track effort that tells the Faith & Biggie story with the help of some previously-unreleased material from Biggie’s vault, along with guest appearances from – among others – Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Lil’ Cease, Lil’ Kim, Sheek Louch, Styles P, and Snoop Dogg.

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 11:38am
Over the course of their career, Jethro Tull’s music has been variously described as rock, prog, and folk, but nowhere did the full trifecta come into play more wonderfully than on the band’s 10th album, SONGS FROM THE WOOD. Although it hasn’t always been viewed as a stone-cold classic, time has been quite kind to the LP, which has remained a fan favorite while also inching its way up the ranks of the critics’ list of Best Jethro Tull Albums of All Time, as well it should.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 2:20pm
Out Tomorrow: Depeche Mode Reissues
Whenever a band releases a new album, it generally inspires fans to take a step back and give a good listen to all of the other albums in the band’s back catalog. As such, since Depeche Mode released their latest LP, SPIRIT, a few months ago, we’re sure you’ll agree this is a perfect time for us to reissue their first three albums.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:02pm
Out Tomorrow: Stax Classics

Stax Records turns the big 6-0 this year, which is an anniversary well worth celebrating, so we’ve teamed up with the fine folks from the Concord Music Group in order to pay tribute to Soulsville, USA in a big way.

This grand celebration kicks off tomorrow with the release of 10 new best-of collections from 12 of the biggest names in Stax Records’ history. Who’s in the mix? We’re glad you asked, because it gives us the perfect opportunity to tell you!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 4:58pm
Single Stories: Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway, “Back Together Again”

37 years ago this week, Roberta Flack entered the chart with the one of the final duets she recorded with her frequent vocal collaborator Donny Hathaway.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 4:54pm

Break out the champagne: it’s been 35 years since Bootsy Collins released the album that would prove to be his final full-length outing for Warner Brothers.

Looking back at that opening line, we should probably clarify – even though we’d like to hope that it’s self-explanatory – that the champagne is to toast the anniversary of the album’s release rather than Collins’ subsequent departure from the label. After all, you can take one look at his outfit on the album cover and know with complete certainty that nobody enjoys saying goodbye to Bootsy. The guy is a one-man party.