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Full-Bodied Blues

COME BACK BABY, LINSEY ALEXANER's second Delmark release, exceeds his 2012 effort in all respects--singing, playing and writing. It's an album for those who love their blues full bodied.
by David McGee
 

 
 

The Luxurious Perfection of Chanticleer: 35 Years of ‘Clear Singing’

The early music vocal ensemble CHANTICLEER is marking its 35th anniversary with a new album, The Siren's Call. Herewith a retrospective salute and a listener's guide to Chanticleer musts.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Dancing the Dance of Stars and Space

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope provides a spectacular image of the bright star-forming ring that surrounds the heart of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1097. Also: Like a ship plowing through still waters, the giant star Zeta...
by David McGee
 

 
 

Christmas in Verse, 2014

Timeless Christmas poems by ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON, DOLLIE RADFORD, ROBERT SOUTHWELL, et al. plus Christmas music videos featuring THE POGUES, THE PRETENDERS, THE ROYAL GUARDSMEN, THE SALSOUL ORCHESTRA and THE SUPREMES.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Sorrow and Suicide

'Robin Williams's death has really stirred up a lot of stuff for me. Big time.' TONY CAPUTI reflects on his personal travails and gives thanks for the healing gifts a comic genius left us to savor.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Country Girl, City Rocker

ANN KLEIN has made a name for herself as a fiery guitarist, but on her new solo album, TUMBLEWEED SYMPHONY, she reveals a tender side plus an affinity for country music.
by David McGee
 

 

 

A History Lesson Wrapped in Gospel

Gospel editor BOB MAROVICH reviews the stage musical A PIECE OF MY SOUL (THE ANTHOLOGY OF GOSPEL), 'a history lesson wrapped in spiritual and gospel songs'
by David McGee
 

 
 

An On-Time Messenger for the Lord

It takes no special insight to point out the kinship of blues and gospel but 81-year-old LEO 'BUD' WELCH's debut album, Sabougla Voices, presses that truth home with a ferocity and unwavering conviction remarkable even for thes...
by David McGee
 

 

 

‘Put God First and Just Keep Moving’

As acclaim for their work grows, and a new album promises to be of breakout proportions, the men of Soul Tempo stay focused on the eternal verities By Bob Marovich Talk with Jeremiah “Jerry” Brunson of Soul Tempo fo...
by David McGee
 

 
 

The ‘Circular Music’ of Pellingmans’ Saraband

On its new album, TWENTY WAIES UPON THE BELS, PELLINGMANS' SARABAND explores 'circular music' from the 16th and 17th centuries, including a tune with verses written by imprisoned Anne Boylen.
by David McGee