December 8, 2016

I’ve been a devoted Ernest Ranglin fan ever since the mid ’90s, when my friend/keyboardist Rob Burger introduced me to A Mod A Mod.

December 1, 2016

I own more than 100 Chet Atkins LPs, so it’s difficult to say which one is the “best”—especially as all of Chet’s records have something spe...

November 2, 2016

This double-record set was released in 1975 on Tom Bradshaw’s excellent Steel Guitar Record Club series, where Bradshaw also included liner ...

October 4, 2016

In the late ’80s, I walked into Jack’s Record Store in San Francisco’s Western Addition, and asked for the best versions of “Stardust.”

August 29, 2016

I’ve never had Penélope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson ask me out for the same Friday night, but one evening in 1978, I had to choose between t...

July 20, 2016

In 1980, when I bought Second Edition—originally released in a metal canister as Metal Box in 1979—I enthusiastically played it for my frien...

June 24, 2016

Way back in 1972 , my eldest sister Fran turned me on to Harvey Mandel’s The Snake.

June 24, 2016

Backed by the Symphony Orchestra of Sofia, Bulgaria, Feliciano accompanies Arno Raunig, a male soprano.


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