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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Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird | The Butcher’s Share

Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird | The Butcher’s Share

ARTIST: Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird TITLE: The Butcher’s Share LABEL: Oriente Here’s the fifth album from Berlin’s Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird, released in Germany last year and getting an American push now with the band touring the USA in November. Kahn is one of my favorite singer-songwriters, a man who cites as influences Nina Simone, Tom Waits, Tom Lehrer, Brecht & Eisler, Woody Guthrie, Howlin’ Wolf, The Pogues, and Leonard Cohen,…

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Matt Warren’s Exclusive Interview With The No Fly Zone Magazine

Matt Warren’s Exclusive Interview With The No Fly Zone Magazine

Chicago house music pioneer Matt Warren took the time to step out from behind the turntable and sit for a Q&A session and field some questions for our The No Fly Magazine readers. NFZ: Wow, you’re been in the music business for several decades now. Please tell our readers everything you’ve been involved in over the years. Matt Warren: Well, I’ve been a DJ since 1978.  I was only 12 at the time and I…

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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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