Pete Johnson’s Blast From My Past: Sly Stone And The Family Stone – “There’s a Riot Goin’ On”

Pete Johnson’s Blast From My Past: Sly Stone And The Family Stone – “There’s a Riot Goin’ On”

This is a difficult album for me to characterize. It is the last hurrah of a genius who started to let his lifestyle choices get the better of him. But it is also an album of a man who has a lot of personal power and it seems he is saying, “No way am I going along with that”, no matter how many raised fists he sees. I find it hard also to understand the…

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Orlando ‘Cachaito’ Lopez | Cachaito

Orlando ‘Cachaito’ Lopez | Cachaito

ARTIST: Orlando ‘Cachaito’ Lopez TITLE: Cachaito LABEL: World Circuit World Circuit has been reissuing much of its catalog, giving you a new reason to hear this one-of-a-kind 2001 album. Cachaito was universally regarded as Cuba’s greatest bassist; he joined the popular Orquesta Riverside at age 12, went on to found the legendary Irakere, and played bass on all the Buena Vista Social Club (BVSC) sessions. BVSC producer (and World Circuit proprietor) Nick Gold put together…

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Contemporary Urban Gospel Artist Darrell Kelley’s “Be Great”

Contemporary Urban Gospel Artist Darrell Kelley’s “Be Great”

American Gospel music is big business and has been part of the business plan of American Christianity since before the beginning of the last century. As the American Christian Community has strengthened their ties together the various forms of American Gospel have come into their own.  Darrell Kelley (https://www.facebook.com/darrellkelleysmusic) has joined this tradition through his own efforts as a Pastor, a businessman, a music artist and an author. Gospel music features stylized vocals (often with…

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Pete Johnson’s Blasts From My Past: The Kinks – “Everybody’s In Show Biz”

Pete Johnson’s Blasts From My Past: The Kinks – “Everybody’s In Show Biz”

In honor of the fabulous news that Ray and Dave, may do the Kinks again, I decided to add a Kinks record to my list of favorite music memories. When a band has so many releases like the Kinks, many times it takes years to fully appreciate an album’s strengths. Especially, when time separates the wheat artists from the chaff artists at any moment of release. I cannot say that this is the record that…

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