Oof. This week’s batch of songs are — well, they’re certainly songs that were on the radio in the 1980s. #6 Billy Vera and the Beaters, ”At This Moment” (1981)…
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At first listen, Jim James’ first proper solo album might sound a bit alien to fans of his daytime gig, My Morning Jacket. It’s an intangible thing to pin down — vocally, James sounds as dynamic and distinctive as he ever has on record, and musically, Regions of Light and Sound of God bears a few particularly distinctive earmarks of his other band’s inimitable style. The vast, canyon-scaling vocals, the slow-burn funk that seeps into ambient soundscapes… it’s all there. It’s […]
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Ram Jam’s “Black Betty” is undoubtedly one of the catchiest rock tunes of the ’70s. Too bad it didn’t infect the rest of their 1977 debut album.
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