Robert Baird

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Robert Baird  |  Jul 17, 2014  |  4 comments
“Until now, rock ‘n’ roll has largely been viewed as a bolt from the blue, an overnight revolution provoked by the bland pop that preceded it and created through the white appropriation of music that had previously been played only by and for blacks,”
Robert Baird  |  Jun 29, 2014  |  6 comments
Bobby Womack who died on Friday at the age of 70, will go down as one of the finest, if undervalued soul singers of his or any other generation.
Robert Baird  |  Jun 28, 2014  |  10 comments
Dood!! Stairway To Heaven!!!

Your first sip of beer beer. Your first drag on a cigarette. Maybe even that first kiss. Led Zeppelin was the soundtrack for the Seventies and now, you may want to file those cherished but worn LP copies and replace them with the much ballyhooed reissues from Rhino.

Robert Baird  |  Jun 20, 2014  |  3 comments
Yet there are country stars today that know and respect the history and yes…actually have taste.
Robert Baird  |  Jun 20, 2014  |  0 comments
There’s something huge to be said for longevity in the music business and staying true to your vision
Robert Baird  |  Jun 16, 2014  |  5 comments
Vaya con Dios Jimmy Scott!
Robert Baird  |  Jun 11, 2014  |  2 comments
The combination of piracy, streaming, and the accompanying devaluation of music these days has forced musicians back to the stage to make their daily bread.
Robert Baird  |  Jun 06, 2014  |  2 comments
While it can be used when talking about any musician, having “chops” is a phrase that applies particularly to saxophonists.
Robert Baird  |  May 30, 2014  |  7 comments
Before there were jam bands, before the term even existed in fact, there was a fabulous, funky assemblage called Little Feat.
Robert Baird  |  May 23, 2014  |  1 comments
The long overdue rediscovery and re–enshrinement of Harry Nilsson that began with the 2010 release of the film, Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin’ About Him?) shows no signs of abating which is a good thing for fans of the man’s songwriting and most of all, his peerless voice.
Robert Baird  |  May 09, 2014  |  4 comments
So audiophiles are all effete snobs right?
Robert Baird  |  May 02, 2014  |  3 comments
Although they were released twenty years ago, they are four albums possessed of a timeless beauty
Robert Baird  |  Apr 18, 2014  |  3 comments
A month ago, flying to South By Southwest 2014, the numbers on paper were grim.
Robert Baird  |  Apr 14, 2014  |  7 comments
On Saturday, April 12, John Atkinson and I fought our way through toll plazas, endless New Jersey traffic (is there any other kind?) and one really annoying traffic jam (but hey, it was only one!)
Robert Baird  |  Apr 11, 2014  |  9 comments
The vinyl reissue wave gets smarter by the day...

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