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Steve Winwood ‘Steve Winwood’

Today’s Cool Album of the day (#918 in The Series) is the debut self-titled solo release from Steve Winwood. When discussing Steve Winwood’s solo albums the first one that’s usually mentioned Is Back in the High Life. That indeed was a huge album for “Stevie” and deserves all the praise it received. The 1986 release peaked at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and won Grammys for Record of the Year, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance along with an engineering award.  “Higher Love” was a #1 single. Arc of a Diver also gets kudos tossed its way. And yes, it’s another good one. As far as hits there was the title cut along with “When You See...

Matraca Berg “Lying To The Moon”

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#905 in the Series) is Matraca Berg, Lying to the Moon (RCA) So many perks, so many cool events, so many goodies and “what-nots.”  When I look back on my days in music distribution, you never knew from which angle the next cool thing was going to hit you.  One of the things I liked best was when one of the labels would bring in someone to perform at our conventions.  That was the way that this lovely songbird’s music would be introduced to me. Yes, it now has been over 20 years. How much did I love this record? Well, like I said, it’s 20 years  later and I’m still playing it,...

David Bowie ‘Young Americans’

  Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Win” by David Bowie Plastic soul…on a plastic record. Shifting gears was nothing new for David Bowie who seemingly shedded skin during the 1970s like others took out the trash. So when Bowie booked time in Philadelphia’s Sigma Sound Studios during a two-week break during the Diamond Dogs tour, it should not have come as a surprise to anyone that he would emerge in the guise of a suave and sophisticated soul man, sans costumes, make-up and theatrics. The signs were already there. Bowie had begun to work on an album called People From Bad Homes for his protégé, Ava Cherry And The Astronettes who consisted of his friend Geoffrey...

Eric Clapton ‘Old Sock’ and 50th Anniversary Concert Review

Posted 28 Mar 2013 in Albums of 2013, Albums of the 10s

  Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#850 in the Series) is Eric Clapton, Old Sock, but first we look at his 50th Anniversary Tour concert stop in Oklahoma City. It is hard for me to put into words the excitement I had going to see Eric Clapton in concert. This is the man who inspired me to pick up a guitar and learn to play.  At the same time, his playing can make me want to quit the guitar as there is no way I can imagine being able to sound that good. Whenever I feel like I can’t find any enjoyable music, I turn to Eric. The week before the show I made sure to have a...

Boz Scaggs ‘Memphis’

  Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Love On A Two Way Street” by Boz Scaggs Boz Scaggs has led a dual career over the years. On one hand, he’s been a master bluesman who cut his teeth recording with the likes of Steve Miller and Duane Allman, and then there’s the silky-smooth soul man who became a platinum- plated superstar during the late ‘70s. Fortunately for his fans, both sides of Scaggs are present on his essential new album, Memphis. The record was recorded in three days at Royal Studios in Memphis, the hallowed ground where Willie Mitchell once worked with Al Green on his biggest hits. Matched with sympathetic backing from drummer Steve Jordan (who...

Eric Clapton Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Tour With Killer Setlist

Posted 15 Mar 2013 in Music + TV News

  Eric Clapton kicks off 50th Anniversary Tour Eric Clapton kicked off his “50th Anniversary Tour in fine style last night in Phoenix, Arizona with a killer set that featured some great blues and rock and roll numbers.  This is one of the strongest sets I’ve seen EC bring to a show in many a year. Eric played a 20 song set and then returned for two encore songs. He opened with “Hello Old Friend.” This number had not been performed live in one of his shows since 1976. Paul Carrack is along on this tour and treated the crowd to a couple of his favorites “How Long” and “Temped.” The Wallflowers opened the show. Here is Eric’s band...

Eric Clapton Announces Major U.S. Tour Culminating In 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival

Posted 19 Nov 2012 in Music + TV News

      OVER 30 OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST GUITARISTS PLAY SIDEMEN TO EACH OTHER OVER TWO NIGHTS AT THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS ARENA, MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, APRIL 12-13 Two-Night Festival To Feature Legendary Music And Collaborations Including: Allman Brothers Band, BB King, Brad Paisley, Eric Clapton, Gary Clark Jr., Jeff Beck John Mayer, Keith Urban, Vince Gill and many more (November 19, 2012) – Widely considered one of the world’s all time greatest guitarists and known amongst his peers as a great collaborator, Eric Clapton announced today a major U.S. tour culminating in his fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival presented by Chase.  The Festival, which has become legendary in its own right for hosting performances and impromptu collaborations from the...

Roy Buchanan “You’re Not Alone”

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#381 in the Series) is Roy Buchanan, You’re Not Alone. Many of you are aware of Roy Buchanan. In fact, we’ve featured him once before.  You probably know him as this guitar slinging blues player with the fastest licks in the business. This would be true, but this album is a little different.  Yes, he still plays those killer notes.  The music still has some blues base to it, but this was still quite different. OK, what makes it different? Firstly, Roy tackles some pretty well known cover tunes on this record. He plays Neil Young’s” Down By the River” and Joe Walsh’s “Turn to Stone.”  Another interesting aspect here was the use...

Stevie Wonder “Innervisions”

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#336 in the Series) Is Stevie Wonder, Innervisions. Innervisions was a #1 album in 1973. It also produced such hits as “Higher Ground”, “Too High,” “Living for the City” and my favorite on the disc, “Don’t You Worry ‘bout a Thing.” “Golden Lady” was also another track worth mentioning. Rolling Stone Magazine voted Innervisions the number 23 best album of all-time. When looking into this album, I was surprised to find out how much was just Stevie himself. He played nearly all the instruments on six of the nine songs. I’ve always been of fan of Stevie Wonder’s but never more than after watching him on the live broadcast of the Rock and...

Joe Walsh “You Can’t Argue With a Sick Mind”

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#269 in the Series) is Joe Walsh, You Can’t Argue with a Sick Mind. How things can change in the way we look at an artist. I used to really love Joe Walsh. He was great as the leader of The James Gang, Barnstorm and then as a solo act. Now as we know he’s in The Eagles.  Musically they’ve always been one of the most talented bands around. But something just hasn’t rang true with me since, oh.. about when Joe Walsh joined them. But this isn’t about ‘that’ era of  Joe Walsh’s career. It’s about 1977 and before. This is really when he was really writing some of his best music....

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