Posts Tagged: jimi hendrix

Sound & Vision: Ray Padgett

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Allyson McCabe talks with Ray Padgett about his new book, Cover Me, and the blog that inspired it, giving us a fascinating window into the craft and business of making music.

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Song of the Day: “The Heat Is On (Part 1 & 2)”

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Everyone knows funk music reached its heyday in the 1970s, but even legends like James Brown and George Clinton were hard pressed to compete with funk powerhouse The Isley Brothers in 1975. The title track “The Heat Is On (Part 1 & 2),” from their record of the same name, is a hard-driving, wall-shaking revelation that takes […]

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Albums of Our Lives: Modest Mouse’s The Lonesome Crowded West

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How Isaac Brock sings it, it’s nearly cheerful, almost an anthem: I’m trying / I’m trying to / drink away the part of the day that I cannot sleep away.

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Mythic Betty Davis Sessions Released

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For years, people have been referring to lost sessions featuring Betty Davis and her former husband Miles Davis playing with bending genres, with Betty Davis introducing the jazz giant to Jimi Hendrix and the sounds of psychedelic rock. Recorded from 1968-1969 at Columbia’s 52nd Street studios, the mythic sessions laid the groundwork for the mix of jazz and […]

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Swinging Modern Sounds #73: Prince Rogers Nelson, Guitar Player: A Symposium

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I started thinking about additional, more slantwise ways we might talk about his legacy. What if I organized a bunch of guitar players?

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Five Stages of Prince Fandom

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You don’t need to know him personally, you say. You get the best of Prince through his music. Maybe that’s the truth, and maybe it isn’t.

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Song of the Day: “Hey, No Pressure”

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Anything you want your life to mean It can mean Hey no pressure …Ray LaMontagne sings on his gritty, head-nodding new single, “Hey, No Pressure,” a track that fully embraces the strains of Jimi Hendrix and psychedelia that rose to the surface in times past like bubbles in a heady elixir. The album on which it appears, […]

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Song of the Day: “Up From The Skies”

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In February of 1968, Jimi Hendrix’s album Axis: Bold As Love hit #3 on the charts in the United States. While still dominated by experimentation, both in terms of the music and in studio production, the album highlighted Hendrix’s lyrics and songwriting abilities to an extent not seen before. Critics often describe the foot-tapping single “Up From […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Garth Risk Hallberg

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Garth Risk Hallberg talks about his debut, City on Fire, living in New York City now and in the ’70s, and the anxiety and gratitude you feel when your first novel generates so much buzz.

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Voodoo Chile

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A decade ago, Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah stopped by Electric Lady Studios; ten years later, she’s writing about it for The Believer: Maybe that’s why it’s difficult not to feel sentimental, blessed even, when one gets a chance to go inside. There is something about Electric Lady that feels sacrosanct. From the moment the discreet, glass-paned […]

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