Album Picks

Jerry Lee Lewis and the Nashville Teens, “Live At The Star-Club Hamburg”, by Gregory Morgan

Mar 07, 2021

My Album of the month is the classic Jerry Lee Lewis and the Nashville Teens album ‘Live At The Star-Club Hamburg’, reissued by Bear Family Records.  Recorded on April 5,

Spirit, “Spirit”, by David Hicks

Mar 07, 2021

Every couple of years the thought pops into my head that I needed to hear the song, “Fresh Garbage”.  Spirit lead off side one of their eponymous debut album with this 190-second track,

Ringo Starr, “What’s My Name”, by David Hicks

Mar 07, 2021

If you’re young and you’ve never heard of the Beatles you may not know who Ringo Starr is.  Then again, after Yoko-Gate and the breakup of the Beatles,

Orchestra Baobab, “Specialist in all STYLES”, by David Hicks

Mar 07, 2021

This month I’m recommending a 20-year-old recording of a 50-year-old group that I only took notice of last week (thank you MF)- but I really like this album! Then again,

Cat Stevens, “Tea For The Tillerman²”, by Alón Sagee

Mar 07, 2021

What? I can’t believe it!” That was my first reaction to hearing that Cat Stevens just released a new version of this 1970 folk-rock classic a few weeks ago. 

Frank Zappa: Burnt Weeny Sandwich, by Jay Selwitz

Mar 07, 2021

My album pick for this month is Burnt Weeny Sandwich by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention. I can’t believe this album is 50 years old!

I knew some of the music but had never really sat down to listen to the whole album.

Don Gruisin: Out of Thin Air, by Alón Sagee

Mar 07, 2021

This is the first release from Octave Records, a new label and studio created by the seemingly tireless Paul McGowan of PS Audio. This release is unique in a few ways.

Dave Alvin, “King of California”, by Gregory Morgan

Jul 23, 2020

My album of the month is Dave Alvin’s ‘King of California.’  Originally released in 1994, this album has been a long time favorite, but was never available on vinyl until last year’s 25th anniversary edition,

Dexter Gordon, “A Swingin’ Affair”, by Jay Selwitz

Jul 20, 2020

My pick for this month is A Swingin’ Affair by Dexter Gordon.  I haven’t been a big Dexter Gordon fan and checked this album out first on streaming.

Art Taylor, “A.T.’s Delight, by Jay Selwitz

Jul 20, 2020

My pick is A.T.’s Delight by Art Taylor. Taylor was a Jazz drummer who only released a few recordings under his own name.  This 1960 recording features better known artists such as Stanley Turrentine,