Soul Serenade: Garland Green, “Jealous Kind Of Fella”

Popular songs are a funny thing. What is it that makes some hit songs live on forever, while others are forgotten with the passage of time? Is there something in the melody or lyrics that give a song its staying power? I ...

Desert Island Discs with Slightly Stoopid

California rock/reggae/hip-hop hybrid Slightly Stoopid have just released Top of the World, their first album in four years. The band’s latest effort contains guest appearances from a variety of performers, including G. Love, Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, Fishbone’s Angela Moore, ...

CD Review: George Benson, “Songs and Stories”

Four years ago GRP/Verve released Best of George Benson Live, recorded at a concert the veteran jazz guitarist and singer gave in Belfast, Ireland, in 2000. The set drew mainly from the 1976-’81 period of his career, when he was routinely landing ...

CHART ATTACK!: 5/20/78


Howdy folks! Welcome back to another edition of CHART ATTACK! I can’t go any further without letting you know that today is the birthday of our grand poobah, Jeff Giles! Happy birthday, buddy! If you’d like to get Jeff a ...

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 31

New baby = less time. Imagine that. I was somehow under the impression that sleepless nights were going to give me plenty of free time to continue to write meaningless drivel in my intros, but I haven’t been able ...