In our 'Re: View' section, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, Carl Bookstein, reflects on a solid 2008 concert recording from the legendary New Orleans soul group the Neville Brothers.
Carl Bookstein finds Chicago Blues guitar great Otis Rush's 'Live in Boston' album which was recorded in 1973 captures him in fine form.
Al Kooper and Mike Bloomfield
Carl Bookstein finds that the great instrumental pairing of Al Kooper and Mike Bloomfield shines on 'The Lost Concert Tapes 12/13/68'.
In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Carl Bookstein examines 'Byrdmaniax', 1960's California folk rock legends the Byrds' recently re-released 1971 album.
Paul Kantner and Grace Slick
Carl Bookstein reflects on Paul Kantner and Grace Slick of San Francisco’s Jefferson Airplane's musically innovative 1971 album 'Sunfighter', which has recently been reissued,
Carl Bookstein reflects on 'Peace on You', the 1974 second solo album from Byrds founder, singer and guitarist Roger McGuinn which has just been reissued.
Carl Bookstein finds that Richie Havens’ double album 'Richard P. Havens, 1983', which was released in 1969, just before the Woodstock Festival, proves a fine time capsule.
Carl Bookstein examines American jam band Widespread Panic's recently reissued 1998 live album 'Light Fuse, Get Away'
Dickey Betts and Great Southern
Carl Bookstein examines 'Southern Rock Jam', a recently reissued collection of the work of Dickey Betts and Great Southern on the Arista Label in the late 1970's.
Carl Bookstein examines San Francisco-based singer-songwriter Terry Dolan’s posthumously released self-titled 1972 debut album which features fine songwriting and a cast of brilliant musicians
Carl Bookstein reflects upon the re-release of Love’s previously largely unnoticed 1974 album 'Reel to Real' and singer songwriter Arthur Lee’s rewarding soul music approach
Carl Bookstein reflects on London based quartet Breathless' evocative, atmospheric and melancholy fifth album 'Blue Moon', which originally released in 1999, is about to be reissued
Carl Bookstein examines psyschedelic Californian group Iron Butterfly's recently reissued 1968 second album, 'In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida'
Carl Bookstein examines soul giant Curtis Mayfield's soundtrack to 1972 film 'Super Fly', which has been re-released in a special two disc deluxe version
Dickey Betts Band
Carl Bookstein examines American southern rock legend and Allman Brothers Band guitarist and songwriter Dickey Betts' group the Dickey Betts Band's recently re-released 1988 only album, 'Pattern Disruptive'
In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Carl Bookstein examines Jethro Tull's live album 'Nothing is Easy: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970', which, originally released in 2004, has just been re-released in a new CD/DVD edition
In our 'Re:View' section, in which our writers look back at classic albums from the past, Carl Bookstein examines Los Angeles-based folk rock band Dawes' 2009 debut album 'North Hills', which has recently been re-released
In our 'Re:View' section, in which our writers examine albums from the past, Carl Bookstein looks at 'Preflyte', a 1989 compilation of early Byrds recordings, which has just been re-released in a two CD edition
Carl Bookstein examines the late American singer-songwriter Elliott Smith's recently reissued 1994 debut album, 'Roman Candle'
In our 'Re: View' series, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, Carl Bookstein examines R.E.M's iconic 1992 album, 'Automatic for the People'
In our 'Re : View' series, in which our writers reflect upon albums from the past, new writer Carl Bookstein examines the Grateful Dead's 1970 masterpiece, 'American Beauty'