REVIEW: The Turtles “The White Whale Albums” on Vinyl is Hits and Charming Orphans

The Turtles – The White Whale Albums When I was a young buyer of 45’s I thought The Turtles were great. Melodic, witty, uniquely harmonic, & clever. This wasn’t just any pop band. I was a big flipside explorer of 45’s. That’s where I discovered weird innovative songs like “Rugs of Woods & Flowers,” “Buzz […]

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REVIEW: “The John Hartford Fiddle Tune Project – Vol. 1” is Diversity of John Hartford

This is not a new John Hartford record. It’s a collection of unrecorded Hartford fiddle tunes found in his archive after his passing (1937-2001). Amassed from 68 journals, composed during his last 18 years & newly recorded by his proteges: many of today’s stellar acoustic musicians. The John Hartford Fiddle Tune Project – Vol. 1 (drops […]

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REVIEW: Julian Taylor’s “The Ridge” Will Be Set on Repeat a Long Time

Julian Taylor – The Ridge Opening with a strong title track Canadian Julian Taylor (vocals/guitar/piano) solidly asserts himself on his 8-track LP The Ridge, (Drops June 19 – Howling Turtle). Possessed with salient musical strength the tunes are quite admirable & memorable. “The Ridge,” is the intro that provides a sleek musical entrance. Julian’s warm […]

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REVIEW: Jenny Reynolds’ “Any Kind of Angel” is Loaded With Musical Instinct

Jenny Reynolds – Any Kind of Angel Boston born Jenny Reynolds applies a finger-style guitar to her accessible tunes with convincing vocals. Sleek as the best old-school country female singers with silky voices & a touch of alt-folk early Sheryl Crow. She sculpts interesting tales/stories from her lyrics. No showboating, no extraordinary solos, just solidly […]

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