Articles by: Doug Collette

Ian Felice Rewards The Ears On Debut Solo LP ‘In The Kingdom of Dreams’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Perpetually bedraggled, nothing but skin and bones, Ian Felice is hardly the picture of the titular leader of the band of brothers he fronts on stage with sibling James. But the initiative it takes to ...

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Nick Lowe’s Discography Still Shines (VINTAGE STASH)

So it goes!?…Who would’ve thought the smart-ass purveyor of pure pop for now people would go on to an extended career that would morph into something of a musicological expedition? Nick Lowe produced the earliest ...

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Larry Coryell and The Eleventh House Offer Keen Listening Demo With ‘Seven Secrets’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Larry Coryell and The Eleventh House’s Seven Secrets is a remarkable piece of work and it’s all the more impressive considering the sequence of events that led to its recording. The so-called ‘Godfather of Fusion’ ...

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Paul Kelly’s ‘Life Is Fine’ Proves As Durable Any Of His Previous Work (ALBUM REVIEW)

Paul Kelly’s Life Is Fine may not rise and fall on the chime of electric guitars as loudly as his 2015 live double CD with Neil Finn Goin’ Your Way. But that collaboration must’ve inspired ...

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I Was There When: The Who Ignited The Springfield (MA) Civic Center December 14, 1975

The setlist for this mid-December (12/14/75 to be exact) performance by the Who at the Springfield Civic Center in Massachusetts may look like a bountiful roster of hits, but it didn’t exactly come off that ...

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Garcia and Mydland Shine At 7th Annual Grateful Dead Meet Up At The Movies: 7/12/89

It was worth attending the 7th Annual Grateful Dead Meet Up at the Movies if only for the first twenty minutes. With Jerry Garcia beaming wide and often and Brent Mydland singing (and smiling) with ...

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Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders: ‘Garcia Live: Volume Nine – August 11th 1974 Keystone Berkeley’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

The simpatico relationship between Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders is already well-documented—for starters, see Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings—but the audience’s demand for the fruits of their chemistry is proportionate to the chemistry ...

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The Chris Robinson Brotherhood Marks Rhythmic Return To Form On ‘Barefoot in the Head’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s Barefoot in the Head is a marked return to form following personnel shifts in the band over the last two years. The album may not resound so loudly as the group’s ...

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7th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies Features Never Before Seen RFK Stadium 7/12/89

In recognition of what would have been Jerry Garcia’s 75th birthday, friends and fellow Dead Heads will be able to simultaneously commiserate and celebrate in cinemas nationwide for the 7th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the ...

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Grateful Dead- Dave’s Picks Volume 22 – Felt Forum 12/7/71 (ALBUM REVIEW)

In his essay within the booklet enclosed in Dave’s Picks Volume 22,  the editor of The Grateful Dead Almanac and Sirius XM radio host Gary Lambert writes with informed but casual erudition in describing how ...

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