For the Last Time—Live From the Astrodome

For the Last Time—Live From the Astrodome

As the final performer at the Astrodome during the behemoth Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo last March, George Strait was the right man in the right place at the right time.
The Songs of Hank Williams Jr.—A Bocephus Celebration

The Songs of Hank Williams Jr.—A Bocephus Celebration

While writer types seldom give him credit for it, Hank Williams Jr.'s contribution to modern country music can hardly be overstated, as he built the previously non-existent link between George Jones and Lynyrd Skynyrd that is taken for granted (and generally watered down) today.
Dance and Dense Denso

Dance and Dense Denso

To stay on the leading edge of a genre requires energy, aggression, and iconoclasm.
Ayaguna

Ayaguna

Pianist/composer Omar Sosa has followed his superb 2002 release Sentir (Grammy Award-nominated for best Latin jazz album) with a live album, recorded in July 2002 in Yokohama, Japan.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - John Fahey, guitarist and indie label owner, dies in Salem, Ore., two days after undergoing coronary bypass surgery. He is 61. Fahey formulated an idiosyncratic blues-based fingerpicking style that was showcased on a series of albums for his label, Takoma Records. He was considered a principal, albeit unwilling, influence on such new-age musicians as Will Ackerman and George Winston.
Strange Dreams

Strange Dreams

Blues-rock guitarist Kim Simmonds has been cutting sides since 1967 with his groundbreaking group Savoy Brown.
Furthermore—From the Studio, From the Stage

Furthermore—From the Studio, From the Stage

On this two-disc set, Jars of Clay serves up 21 songs, reprising such hits as "Flood," "Five Candles," and "I Need You" and delivering three previously unreleased tracks ("Redemption," "Dig," and the first single, "The Valley Song [Sing of Your Mercy]").
Second Nature

Second Nature

Miriam Stockley—the backing vocalist behind many a Stock, Aitken & Waterman dance/pop hit—is the serenely incandescent singer with Karl Jenkins' Adiemus project, and on her second solo outing, she retains many of Adiemus' stylistic tendencies.
Hearsay

Hearsay

Alexander O'Neal was a member of the Time before striking out on his own and hitting chart pay dirt in 1985 with the top 15 R&B single "Innocent." With a sexy, gritty, bedroom-ready voice, O'Neal more than held his own against such fellow '80s soul icons as Freddie Jackson.
All the Best

All the Best

A trio of stirring songs written by Jimmy Webb that Glen Campbell recorded in the late 1960s are legacy aplenty for both singer and songwriter: Campbell's incredible performances of the yearning "Galveston," wistful "Wichita Lineman," and stoic, soulful "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" are timeless classics.
Get Rich or Die Tryin'

Get Rich or Die Tryin'

The debut from Eminem protÉgÉ 50 Cent backs up the considerable hype that accompanies it, thanks to the beguilingly charismatic appeal of the rapper's clenched, drowsy delivery and—perhaps more importantly—the slick production contributions from Dr.
100th Window

100th Window

Anticipation is quite high for Massive Attack's latest, which follows ground-breaking full-lengths Blue Lines, Protection, and Mezzanine.
Things That Lovers Do

Things That Lovers Do

Leave it to Kenny Lattimore & ChantÉ Moore—married in music and life—to deliver one of the best non-hip-hop R&B albums in eons.

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