Brewer and Shipley
Carl Bookstein examines four late 1960's/early 1970's albums by the folk rock duo Brewer and Shipley, which have been re-released on a two disc CD set.
In memory of Walter Becker of Steely Dan who died earlier this month, Carl Bookstein looks back philosophically on the impact of Steely Dan on his own life.
Carl Bookstein pays tribute to Gregg Allman of the Southern Rock band the Allman Brothers, who died in May at the age of 69.
Carl Bookstein examines Jefferson Starship’s career including their work in the 2000s which yields mixed but sometimes compelling results on 'Jefferson’s Tree of Liberty' and 'Soiled Dove'
Carl Bookstein reflects on the career of The Band's bassist Rick Danko and looks at a new in-depth four disc all live collection of Danko's which expands from the 1970s across to the 1990s
Pure Prairie League
Carl Bookstein looks back on the career of Ohio-based country rock outfit Pure Prairie League, who have recently had several of their albums reissued on CD
Carl Bookstein reflects on new five CD box set, 'Live at the Academy of Music 1971'
With his new album ‘Born to Sing: No Plan B’ having just been released, Carl Bookstein reflects on the career of Van Morrison
Carl Bookstein pays personal tribute to the Band drummer and singer Levon Helm, who died of throat cancer on April 19th
Baker Gurvitz Army
Carl Bookstein finds worth viewing a 1975 live DVD from Ginger Baker's then band Baker Gurvitz Army, which after his more experimental post Cream work saw him returning to mainstream rock
Classic rock group Renaissance went through various line-ups, including in its original incarnation former Yardbirds members Keith Relf and Jim McCarty. Carol Bookstein examines new DVD 'Kings and Queens', which captures live and video footage, much previously believed lost, of the group
Band vocalist and bassist Rick Danko had has posthumously released two live albums, one recorded in 1985 with fellow former Band member Richard Manuel, and the other in 1987 on his own. Carl Bookstein looks at both of them
Sunny Day Real Estate
Carl Bookstein examines the career of early 1990s emo pioneers Sunny Day Real Estate, who have recently had their first two albums, 'Diary' and 'LP2', re-released
Country star Lucinda Williams first two albums. 'Ramblin' and 'Happy Woman Blues', are just about to be re-released on CD. Carl Bookstein finds much to recommend with both