A reissue series spotlights doo-wop groups like the Crests and the Duprees. Plus, memorable new music from Dan Penn and Savoy Brown.
Every now and then, I write about something other than music. This is one of those times.
A multi-artist tribute to the under-appreciated Willie Nile, a rare release from singer/songwriter Greg Copeland, promising newcomer Juni Ata, and western music from Colter Wall.
Chrissie Hynde’s Pretenders deliver songs that recall their past glories. Plus, folk from Sylvie Simmons, a doo-wop anthology from the Five Keys, and psychedelia-flavored Americana from Nocona.
A 46-year-old concert surfaces from Roxy Music’s Bryan Ferry. Plus, previously unreleased Phil Ochs tracks and new music from John Fusco and Rick Berthod.
Brian Wilson’s 1995 collaboration with Van Dyke Parks is back in a 25th anniversary edition. Plus three more notable releases.