Emeli Sandé – Our Version of Events, Review By Eduard P. Gomez

How this CD slipped out here in the U.S. is beyond me. This album displaced Adele atop the charts in the UK and has spawned several hits. There was no push for this on American radio. Emeli has a very mature voice and feel like she has an old soul. The themes here are . . . → Read More: Emeli Sandé – Our Version of Events, Review By Eduard P. Gomez

The Worst Things I Heard in 2012! By Ed Gomez

Yes, another year is over and yes it’s time for another Worst of List. I don’t know if it’s old age (55) or that 2012 had more than it’s share of bad music. It may be that I’ve become more discerning or that I no longer have the patience for noise that is meant . . . → Read More: The Worst Things I Heard in 2012! By Ed Gomez

Troubled Land – John Mellencamp Evolves Into Modern Populist Hero, By Eduard P. Gomez

“I put out a song about the way things are called ‘Troubled Land’ to give folks the news like Woody Guthrie used to do with his music,” John Mellencamp said in a statement on a political blog.

Woody Guthrie? Really? Ironically, that’s the sense I felt about this song when I first heard it. . . . → Read More: Troubled Land – John Mellencamp Evolves Into Modern Populist Hero, By Eduard P. Gomez

The Flirtations – Nothing But A Heartache – By Eduard P. Gomez

The Flirtations had it all… the excitement, the gorgeous mod pop styles, great harmonies, and hot pop songs and arrangements. Everything but a hit record, but a fateful UK trip would change all that.

Originally calling themselves the Gypsies, sisters Shirley, Betty and Ernestine Pearce, and Viola Billups, hailed from South Carolina. Starting in . . . → Read More: The Flirtations – Nothing But A Heartache – By Eduard P. Gomez

Fairport Convention – Time Will Show the Wiser, by Eduard P. Gomez

FAIRPORT CONVENTION was formed in 1967 by Richard Thompson (guitar & vocals), Simon Nicol (guitar & vocals, viola), Ashley Hutchings (bass), Judy Dyble (vocals) and Martin Lamble (drums). Ian Matthews (vocals & guitar). Fairport Convention played a mixture of Folk-Rock influenced by British-Folk, American-Folk-Rock, Blues, Country, Cajun and American songwriters like Bob Dylan, Leonard . . . → Read More: Fairport Convention – Time Will Show the Wiser, by Eduard P. Gomez

Chris Clark, a White Woman on Motown, with Love’s Gone Bad Extended Remix, by Eduard P. Gomez

This just in from Eduard P. Gomez:

“Chris Clark was one of the small group of white women signed to Motown in it’s heyday. While not very sucessful here, she made a splash in the UK, especially with the Northern Soul crowd.”

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