Sugar's Picks September 17, 2012
Meshell Ndegeocello / A dedication To Nina Simone / Naive
A personal representation of the broad spectrum of the music of the political & iconic vocalist, Ndegecello is joined by Sinead O'Connor, Toshi Reagon & Lizz Wright among others, to pay tribute.
Maceo Parker / Soul Classics / Razor & Tie
With his history as a sideman to James Brown, the Saxophonist/Funk Pioneer is back with a big band (including Christian McBride) and covering Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Isaac Hayes & Aretha Franklin tunes with a heightened energy.
Dwight Yoakam / Three Pears
Lots of mixed reviews out there regarding the latest from the legend, and as he chews up his powerful lyrics and spits them out, you will have to make your own call - Don't overlook the fact that Charlie Sexton & David Hidalgo are in the band.
Dwight Yoakam / Three Pears / WB
I like the quote "Dwight Yoakam strides the divide between Rock's lust & Country's lament" - I like the collaborations with Beck (Co-producer on 2 tracks) and Kid Rock (Co-Writer on opening track) - Hard to not like the lyrics & the delivery.
Paul Simon: Live in NY City with 20 memorable tunes.
The BopCats: 25 years of Rock n'Roll that is real Rockabilly.
Rupa & The April Fishes: Great cover of "Guns Of Brixton" and more to like on the deep CD.
Lee "Scratch" Perry: Reggae Dub that is tough to beat.