Four Reissues You Need to Hear!

Well, okay, you don’t really need to hear them. Don’t you hate those kinds of click bait headlines? That kind’s not as bad as something like “The Ten Best Reissues of 2017 – I Couldn’t Believe #3!” That type of click bait headline makes me want to stop reading whatever it is I’m reading, unsubscribe…

Feeling 1972

“She was feeling 1972 / Grooving to a Carole King tune…” Back in 2003, Josh Rouse did a whole album aiming to evoke the spirit of 1972.  And why not? It was an interesting year, musically speaking.  I recently noticed that I’ve purchased a lot of music produced in 1972 in the last few months….

Who Was Bunk Dogger?

In the annals of music history, the name “Bunk Dogger” isn’t likely to ring many bells. And before last week, I had never heard of him either. However, I stumbled across a reference to the two strange albums he released in 1978 and 1980: First Offence and The Great Detective. Doing a little more research,…

Dusty Hazy Seventies (A Mix)

When you think about it, the seventies were quite a long time ago. Not long in geological time, but in cultural and human time, those years are now dusty and hazy. What lives on is memories, if you were alive then – or what’s been preserved through art and media. We’ve got photos, writing, movies,…

Lesley Duncan

So, who was Lesley Duncan? Recording singles for a variety of record labels throughout the 1960’s and doing backing vocals on recordings by the likes of Dusty Springfield, Tim Hardin, and Donovan, she eventually crossed paths with Elton John. So enamored of her song “Love Song” was he that he recorded it on his third…