Steve Barry / Judy Bailey Elements Rattle Kiwi-born, Australian-based pianist Steve Barry studied under the Australian-based, Kiwi-born Judy Bailey and they quickly discovered kinship so Elements was recorded as a set of spontaneous pieces, duelling pianos working in tandem to create improvisatory works that hint at twilight moods and surprising shadows.
Kenny Rogers, They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To (1986) The best thing about being given far too many Kenny Rogers albums (no shame in a greatest hits or two – and I even saw him live a quarter-century ago or so and it was okay) is finding the hidden gems, like the song […]
Diana Ross & Lionel Richie [Single] (1981) The best rendition of this classic song – probably – is the scene from the movie Happy Gilmore where the ice-hockey groundskeeper duets with himself! This is a favourite for me and Katy we’ve got hammered and had a go at this song a few times – including […]
Taj Mahal/Keb’ Mo’ TajMo Concord Records Taj might take top billing – but make no mistake (seriously – don’t make the mistake!) this is a Keb Mo’ album with one or two moments where Taj Mahal’s gravelly voice adds something slightly less manicured.
Average White Band & Ben E. King, Benny And Us (1978) Despite owning records by both Average White Band (AWB) and Ben E. King (BEK?) I didn’t know about this record until I saw it on the shelf the other week in the store. I was sold. Well, not quite. Wasn’t quite an impulse buy. […]