The SideMen

The SideMen featuring Nick Justice & Feter Martin Homer

The SideMen featuring Nick Justice & Feter Martin Homer It appears this duo is from the backwoods & sings with straw in their mouth with a jug at their feet. But from the opening of “Come Dance With Me,” & the tone of the Long Island/Bronx native Nick Justice’s voice this is a highly polished […]

The Animals first four albums

Music Reviews: Expanded Reissues of the Animals’ First Four LPs, plus John Moreland, the SideMen, and Buffalo Romeo

Like Fleetwood Mac, the Bee Gees, the Moody Blues, and a few other acts, England’s Animals had more than one distinct career. In the second, between 1966 and 1968, they billed themselves as Eric Burdon and the Animals and favored psychedelia-tinged material that included such U.S. hits as “San Franciscan Nights,” a hat-tip to the […]

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The Man Behind the Curtain

“Ignore the man behind the curtain Ignore the puppets strings Ignore the lies and nonsense Of those who would be king” Wind of Change by Randy Lewis Brown I don’t normally use my own songs when I write about music stuff but this particular lyrical reference to the title song from my upcoming album was […]

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Money or What it Costs to Make Music

“Money, It’s a crime Share it fairly, but don’t take a slice of my pie Money, So they say Is the root of all evil today” Written by Roger Waters and recorded by Pink Floyd “Money” is a song off Pink Floyd’s record breaking album “Dark Side of the Moon”. Released in 1973 on Harvest […]

Bentley's Bandstand: April 2023

Bentley’s Bandstand: April 2023

Bentley’s Bandstand: April 2023 By Bill Bentley Walter Bishop Jr., Bish at the Bank: Live in Baltimore. Pianist Walter Bishop Jr. was one of the all-time finest pianists in jazz, even though he doesn’t have as well-known a reputation as many other players. That might be because Bishop often pursued teaching positions in colleges, or […]