I have to post about some new music that I trust will be enjoyed by some of the regulars here.One of my new favorites is from an old favorite, Eric Burdon. His new CD Til Your River Runs Dry has some great new material on it. Starting with the first tune Water, it really rocks, like any of his old time classics. There is also a song called Bo Diddley special that is a tribute to his old friend. there is also a song called 27 Forever that is a about some of the great musical talent that left our world at the magical age of 27. Each time I listen to the CD it sounds better.Another addition to my musical collection is Van Morrison's latest Born to Sing which came out last fall. IIRC this is his 35th release. It is top shelf with a wide variety of instrumentation and arrangements. There is a terrific song called Goin Down to Monte Carlo that is about 8 minutes long. I have always liked Morrison even though some of his offerings are not always up to the standard he set decades ago. This one is a real good one. A final recomendation is the CD Coming from Reality by Sixto Rodriguez. His is an interesting storyhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sixto_Diaz_RodriguezHis two albums sold very little when they were released in 1970-71. His record label dropped him and later went under. Rodriguez became a laboror in our favorite American city Detroit. His bio says he ran for city council in 1989 but lost when his name was misspelled on the ballot. Meanwhile his music later caught on and became very influential in South Africa. He had no idea of his popularity there and the people over there thought he had died. Somebody must have made some good money selling his records, but he didn't. His story finally became known through the 2012 documentary Searching for Sugar Man.The album has a unique sound to it. It sounds very well produced for a minor label production. The first song Climb up on my Music hooked me with its sound. He really gets a good groove going. I didn't like all of the songs, but most of them were very good and the CD overall was well worth a listen. BG
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