Robert Baird

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Robert Baird  |  Jan 21, 2011  |  1 comments
While I know through reading all about Don Kirshner’s work at the Brill Building...
Robert Baird  |  May 15, 2009  |  1 comments
Tribute records are only as good as the person being feted. Their success or failure is also directly linked to how much energy the performers put into the project. Most tributes operate via telephone and UPS, meaning everyone uses the telephone to figure out what song they want to cover, and then UPS (or if you’re really sexy and rich, Fedex) delivers the finished tape. Actually, in some really impersonal cases, the music might be sent via email. Gee, ain’t this `ol digital world great?
Robert Baird  |  Aug 28, 2013  |  20 comments
Acoustic Sounds Inc. has today announced that it has launched a new high resolution download service, Acoustic Sounds Super HiRez, at www.superhirez.com
Robert Baird  |  Sep 11, 2015  |  7 comments
A great, if not the greatest Krautrock engineer recording Duke Ellington in 1970 at Rhenus Studios in Cologne Germany?
Robert Baird  |  Aug 24, 2006  |  2 comments
I love Bob Dylan: the man, the music, the whole enchilada. I even like the endless tour, (currently playing triple A ballparks), which he seems determined to continue on until, to use that famous line from Midnight Cowboy, he "dies on the stage."
Robert Baird  |  Nov 26, 2008  |  2 comments
Perhaps the most interesting thing on satellite radio has been Bob Dylan’s Theme Time radio show on XM, where he uses big themes like “baseball” or “eyes,” and builds shows around music that somehow connects to the theme. The idea for this show, which is worth listening to if only for Dylan’s raspy–voiced patter, may have come from a previous Forties–era radio program hosted by one of Dylan’s heroes, Woody Guthrie.
Robert Baird  |  May 24, 2016  |  3 comments
Our Curly-Haired Boy is a Septuagenarian!
Robert Baird  |  May 09, 2017  |  0 comments
Fitzgerald's influence on jazz vocals, celebrated in a flurry of reissues from Universal Music, is almost unimaginably vast.
Robert Baird  |  Sep 24, 2015  |  3 comments
The results are quite remarkable, as can be heard in this comparison between the original LP master and the 192/24 digital version archived in April of 2015.
Robert Baird  |  Feb 09, 2009  |  2 comments
The mini–dustup over Etta James saying she “can’t stand” Beyonce and was gonna “whip” or “whoop” her ass is a hoot. First of all, Etta’s legacy is in no danger. No one will ever top her rendition of “At Last.” That performance, her greatest single track, is in no danger of being superseded.
Robert Baird  |  Jan 20, 2012  |  2 comments
Publishing has a way of keeping you humble. Many years ago, after a scheduled show by her had been abruptly canceled, a club owner told me that Etta James had died.
Robert Baird  |  Aug 13, 2016  |  3 comments
The vinyl LP shopping in Amsterdam is as good as anywhere I’ve ever been outside Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Robert Baird  |  May 11, 2012  |  10 comments
Many if not most of the world’s most admired albums attained their fame slowly. In the case of Exile on Main Street which was released forty years ago on May 12, 1972, it took years for its ragged, bluesy charms to percolate into the collective psyche and eventually emerge as if not the best, then one of the contenders in the Stones catalog.
Robert Baird  |  Mar 21, 2016  |  1 comments
A distant relative to what folks in the rest of the United States sometimes call "pizza."

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