This is the third post of my Floyd series. First one here. This will serve double-duty as part three of the series as well as my thoughts on a masterpiece. In March of 1973, Pink Floyd released what was to be their crowning achievement, Dark … Continue reading Pink Floyd (3) – The Dark Side of the Moon
The story of Floyd in the 1967-68 timeframe is as much about transition in personnel as it was the evolution of their sound. At the beginning of the year, the band was comprised of Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. This was … Continue reading Pink Floyd (2) – Which One’s Pink?
The date of the above picture is somewhere in the late 1964 – early 1965 time period. The band may have been known as the Tea Set at this point but changed their name because of a conflict with another group. Clearly visible on the … Continue reading Pink Floyd (1) – Careful With That Axe, Eugene
“Song of the Week” does not necessarily mean I love it. I might, but it just means I thought that it, for some reason, stood out as being worthy of attention. I don’t know that I’ll have one every week. But you know, whatever. So … Continue reading Song of the Week – Wildbirds – 421 (Everybody Loves You)
That grainy picture above is from my camera phone. Mouse over it – or any of my pics – and you’ll get color. That’s Mayall of course, dead center playing one of three instruments (keys, harp, guitar). To his left, guitarist Ricky Athas, bass Greg … Continue reading Concert Review – John Mayall
In a 2015 reader-decided BBC poll of greatest jazz artists of all time, saxophonist John Coltrane came in fourth. Per Wikipedia, “Coltrane influenced innumerable musicians, and remains one of the most significant saxophonists in music history. He received many posthumous awards and recognitions.” His warm tone … Continue reading A Song I Love – Aisha by John Coltrane
If you know Manfred Mann at all, it is likely as part of the so-called British Invasion when British bands, starting with The Beatles, flooded America with rock and blues bands. Mann’s big hit was a song called “Doo-Wah-Diddy.” They also famously covered the Bruce … Continue reading Featured Album – Solar Fire – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band