He’s known now as Jorge Ben Jor but this record was released when he was still Jorge Ben – though he was born Jorge Duilio Lima Menezes. And though I’d heard of África Brasil I had not, until this challenge, ever heard it. And man it’s a cracker. So good! Reminds me of discovering Arthur […]
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.
Taj Mahal, Taj Mahal (1968) I can take or leave a lot of the music by Taj Mahal and more often I’ll leave it – actually. But I’ve seen him play live twice, one time in particular I really enjoyed his look and feel as much as his sound. The second time, more recently, I […]
Eric Clapton Old Sock Universal You almost have to see Eric Clapton’s solo career as a prolonged exercise in self-sabotage – he had it there, on a plate and slowly, surely, he drifted toward the middle of the road and though there have been some peaks – particularly live and, interestingly at the start and […]