Music industry veteran Bill Bentley heartily recommends 11 new releases, including a biography of Al Green, an Elvis Presley retrospective, and albums by Nicole Atkins, The War on Drugs, Zeshan B, and more!
A staggeringly ill-conceived fable, of sorts, about twin brothers raised by different parents. One grows up to be an Elvis Presley-esque rocker, the other grows up to be an impersonator of the Elvis-esque rocker.
If rock and roll had a birth certificate, it would most likely list the place of delivery as 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee. That’s the original home of Sam Phillips’s Memphis Recording Service, which evolved into the legendary Sun Records.
Five years before his untimely death, Elvis Presley entered the Stax recording studios in Memphis to record a series of tracks over the stretch of 12 days split into two sessions in July and December of 1973.
In the era of the Internet, there are endless ways of compiling albums that are becoming available, including personally picked collections at the click of a mouse. Forget waiting for the Greatest Hits releases as selected by the record label. Everyone is on their own now, which can be a good thing and a bad thing.
When you are asked to play on a session, you are (or you were in the '60s) given the option of being paid a fee for the day's work or taking a small percentage of future sales. Now, when you’re a struggling musician a bit of cash on the day would be very tempting; you need to pay the rent, right?
eBay has, of course, come an awfully long way since 1995, when 28-year-old software developer Pierre Omidyar, who had previously worked for Apple Computers, sat down to write the code that would eventually evolve into what we know as eBay.
RCA/Legacy is here to help the unenlightened discover who Elvis was before his name became synonymous with excess. They’ve issued Elvis Presley: Legacy Edition, which contains Elvis Presley and Elvis, the first two Presley CDs, available in one package for the first time.
Pieta Brown, Mercury. Ready for the magic? To possibly go to that quiet place where songs matter, and music can be our salvation? If so, Pieta Brown will take you. Sometimes the stars line up just like they should, and...