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The Plant Man

The only superstar of the 60s and 70s who never rested on his laurels and continues to explore his musical roots with authenticity and integrity, from blues to rock n’ roll, to country to gospel. He understands where the source is – NOLA, the delta from which all styles emanated and flowed back again. The…

The Lil Band O Gold Plays “Fats”

I’m surprised by the lack of press for this lovely record which I could only get as an import from OZ. Here are a couple of very warm reviews, again both from OZ: Beat Mag FasterLouder To put it mildly this is a group many people want to play and sing with. Besides the talent,…

Satan your kingdom must come down

Eight different but compelling versions of this gospel/spiritual song: Sister Fleeta Mitchell and Rev. Willie Mae Eberhard Frank Proffitt Tuba Skinny (at one of my favourite places in all the world, The Spotted Cat) Meschiya Lake (on the streets of NOLA) Rhythm Junkies Elsah Willie Nelson Robert Plant ElsahFrank ProffittgospelMeschiya LakeRhythm JunkiesRobert PlantSister Fleeta MitchellspiritualTuba…

Celebration Day

Decent theatrical documents of rock concerts are few and far between. Only two come to mind: The Last Waltz and Stop Making Sense. Previous efforts such as The Song Remains the Same and Shine a Light while they have their moments, are in the case of the former, a bit tiresome, and in the case…

Black Dog: Now and Zen

One has to hand it to Robert Plant for eventually finding his way through the dreadful ’80s and now re-establishing himself as an elder statesman without ever becoming a caricature of his former self, not trying to be perpetually hip (a la Bowie) and now no longer feeling he has to escape the burden of…