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Bob Marovich’s Gospel Picks – May 2013

Gospel Picks include new CDs by MARICA CHISOLM, SHERREE BROWN, THE CATHEDRAL OF PRAISE CHOIR, ALEXIS SPIGHT, CARL LAVON, MUYIWA & RIVERSONGZ, DANIELLE KELLEY
by David McGee
 

 
 

The Music of Nature

Writing in 1878, author JAMES M. TROTTER, in his essay 'The Music of Nature,' observed what 'the great Author of harmony' had wrought in the natural world.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Yes, We Have No Reservations

Welcome to Hotel Souza, wherein KAREN SOUZA introduces eight new original classic pop-styled tunes and three tasty covers with a modern twist
by David McGee
 

 
 

Whither Happiness?

Hearing MINDY MCCREADY's most popular songs with new ears and wondering, Whither happiness?
by David McGee
 

 

 

And For Tomorrow, Too

On Just for Today, Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters deliver an invigorating set of performances recorded in three venues in three Massachusetts towns
by David McGee
 

 
 

What Comes After the Blues?: Considering Jason Molina

Ravaged by alcoholism, JASON MOLINA died at age 39. A question arises: Is there a 'teachable moment' in how his passing underscores the plight of those attempting to live by their art?
by David McGee
 

 

 

James Cotton, Fully Present

Cancer has robbed him of his singing voice but not his spirit or his ability to play blues harp like no else around. At age 77, JAMES COTTON is going strong, as his new album attests. Review by BILL DAHL.
by David McGee
 

 
 

All In Good Time: Scott Miller’s Rock and Roll

Contributing editor CHRISTOPHER HILL offers an appreciation and appraisal of the late SCOTT MILLER's 'gracious and nourishing, even ennobling' rock 'n' roll.
by David McGee
 

 

 

‘A Perfect Blue-White Diamond, And Just As Rare’

Remembering the silver screen's, and one of the 20th Century's, greatest vocalists, DEANNA DURBIN, 1921-2013, plus a guide to her essential recordings on CD.
by David McGee
 

 
 

The Latest from Komako Sakai

As I’ve made clear before here at 7-Imp, I’m a fan of the illustration work of Komako Sakai (who even visited for a brief interview last year). So, I was happy to see that she’s illustrated a new book, this one written by...
by David McGee