This Day in Music

This Day in Music

1998 - Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea.
A Musical Romance and Satch Blows the Blues

A Musical Romance and Satch Blows the Blues

In a move that is both marketing-savvy and consumer-friendly, Sony Legacy has broken out thematic single-disc anthologies from its recent Grammy Award-winning deluxe boxed sets devoted to jazz immortals Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong.
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X

When faced with a major setback, be it personal or professional, Def Leppard has always managed to triumph.
This Is New

This Is New

When Bridgewater feted Ella Fitzgerald on 1997's Dear Ella, there was little chance that the singer's hyper-dynamic persona would get lost in the magnitude of performing such storied material.
Shake It Off

Shake It Off

Born in Jamaica and raised in Toronto, Jarvis Church arrives at this, his solo debut, with a rather impressive rÉsumÉ.
October Road

October Road

James Taylor's first studio effort since 1997's Grammy Award-lauded Hourglass shows him deftly darting from the acoustic-pop sound that's rendered him one of our generation's top artists to gentle jazz interludes.
Sings Some Ol' Songs

Sings Some Ol' Songs

Victoria Williams' unusual voice and musical interpretation make this set of standards a fun treat for classic song lovers looking for new takes on old favorites.
The Amalgamut

The Amalgamut

Filter can be mighty proud of the 12 songs that constitute The Amalgamut. There is plenty for hard-rockers and punks to dig into: the angry, ranting "Columind"; the tortured dialogue of "My Long Walk to Jail"...
Waking the Dead

Waking the Dead

The second these guys issued their eponymous 1988 debut, they established themselves as the undisputed kings of Sunset Strip sleaze metal.
Dressed in Black: A Tribute to Johnny Cash

Dressed in Black: A Tribute to Johnny Cash

Arriving just weeks prior to Lucky Dog/ Sony Nashville's star-studded tribute to Cash (Kindred Spirits, featuring Dylan and Springsteen), Dressed in Black seems certain to be overlooked, as it sports a lineup of such little-known but respected artists as Rosie Flores and Bruce Robison.
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Contact

Straight out of politically wrought South Africa comes the hopeful and inspiring Benjamin Gate.
Sun Records: The 50th Anniversary Collection

Sun Records: The 50th Anniversary Collection

When revered producer Sam Phillips dies, his obituary will no doubt be led with the fact that his Sun label provided the springboard for rock'n'roll luminaries Elvis, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis.
Trinity

Trinity

Slum Village makes its major-label debut with Trinity, a sterling combination of music and message that follows the critically acclaimed Fantastic, Volume 2.

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