Pete Johnson’s Blast from My Past: The Byrds “Untitled”

Pete Johnson’s Blast from My Past: The Byrds “Untitled”

The Byrds are an interesting band in the history of American Rock and Roll. Their members various work have affected all of music. Whether it is the great, obscure solo records of Gene Clark, or the continued work by Roger McGuinn, where he has become the last true folkie. Go see him in concert today. He is still great. The Chris Hillman /Gram Parson’s legacy still reverberates through the alt country rock scene today as…

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Pete Johnson’s Blast from My Past: Chet Baker – “Chet Baker & Strings”

Pete Johnson’s Blast from My Past: Chet Baker – “Chet Baker & Strings”

August 10, 2018, is my 21st Wedding Anniversary to my wife Jill, and I must admit that love is on my mind and in my heart today. As someone famously sang one time,” Love is a many splendored thing”. Think about that for a second. Splendored is such a great word and ties today’s album pick to the mood I woke up in. Brilliance, coloring, gorgeous appearance, all are invoked in the definition of splendored….

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Tommy James and the Shondells – “40 Years: The Complete Singles Collection (1966-2006)”

Tommy James and the Shondells – “40 Years: The Complete Singles Collection (1966-2006)”

If there is one artist in Rock and Roll that I feel is criminally overlooked by the so called “Rock Intelligencia”, it is Mr. Tommy James. This man is such a talented singer and creative source that it is shocking to me the depth he has musically. The level he has achieved and maintained to this day is unequaled by any artist, save for bands like the Rolling Stones or the Who. Now, in the…

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Tipping My Tinfoil Hat to Darrell Kelley

Tipping My Tinfoil Hat to Darrell Kelley

Darrell Kelley is becoming known for his faith-based releases in conjunction with his ministry and his entrepreneurial endeavors.  Balancing his efforts between being a spiritual leader, author, soul food purveyor and musician, Kelley shows a real knack for focus and effort.  Coming originally from the Northeast, Kelley now calls the south home and you can feel those two influences in his own work. The Pastor seems to be at home addressing the communities of faith…

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