What her first album should have sounded like–
The unique, divine Laura Nyro.
Song Of the week
Betcha you’ve never heard of Sandy Bull, the crossover fingerpicker bridging the Kingston Trio and Ornette Coleman via India and Arabia.
Don’t feel bad, almost no one has.
Betcha if you listen to him a bit you’ll really like him.
A jelly bread of a song, the rare meeting of psychedelia and reality, a most electric and eclectic homage to the ephemeral bliss of the carnal–Derek & The Dominos’ rapturous recording of ‘Little Wing’.Continue reading...
Remember Paul Simon’s ‘Anji’? Remember Pentangle?
Call it what you want–New Acoustic, Fingerpicking, American Primitive, Folk Baroque–there’s a whole world out there of intelligent and sophisticated. virtuosic guitar music fingerpicked on a steel string guitar, using old blues and country techniques, full of fascinating directions.