Melissa Manchester got her start in the '70s as one of Bette Midler's Harlettes, learning the ropes from the outrageous star. From there she went solo, writing songs that helped define the era of the singer-songwriter. Now Sony has released Playlist: The Very Best of Melissa Manchester, a rich compendium of Manchester's material.
Over the years, people would say, "Let's go in and make a new record of 'Put a Little Love In Your Heart' and 'What the World Needs Now Is Love'. Let's get an orchestra together and do it." That did not feel good for me. I couldn't get into that. I said the only way I possibly could do it is make it very personal.
Jones took some time out from working on his Pennsylvania horse farm to talk with me about '60s rock, pop, and soul, and was not at all reluctant to discuss his feelings about today's music and the entertainment business in general.
Eagle Rock Media and Rhino have documented these unique moments of television and pop music history with the release of both seasons of The Monkees. Sold separately, each set is a treasure trove of remastered episodes and special features.
She laments the passing of what she considers a purity of sound. "I remember there were so many people in the studio. That was fascinating. Just to sit outside the studio in the seating area before I put on the vocals and seeing all the musicians just playing live..."
Audio Fidelity, a company that prides itself in producing the very best quality audio on 24k gold discs, wants to you to consider choosing CDs again. They have released a series of classic recordings that might have you dusting off your Discman or home CD player and putting it back to work.
With all her success, Barbra Streisand has never forgotten the art behind her fame. Nowhere is this more apparent than on the forthcoming PBS program "Barbra Streisand: One Night Only At the Village Vanguard."
Since the beginning of his career, over 50 years ago, Winter's been giving back to his audience with shows and records that are energetic and musically vibrant. Despite health problems and battles with drug addiction, he's always bounced back.
Distribution of music is what drives the market these days, not format. From the rapid adoption of low-resolution MP3s to their accepted sales through outlets like iTunes, Amazon, and other digital malls, music distribution has been focused on selection and location playback.
New York City-based band Pistolera returns with its third album, El Desierto y La Ciudad. Released July 12 on Luchadora, the album came out on CD, but actually plays like an LP with one batch of songs dedicated to the...