Robert Baird

Robert Baird  |  Mar 16, 2018  |  6 comments
Paris '65 in stunning sound, the Resonance Reissue...
Robert Baird  |  Mar 10, 2018  |  3 comments
A controversial funk collectible gets a heavyweight LP reissue.
Robert Baird  |  Mar 06, 2018  |  4 comments
In her wild ride of a memoir, A Woman Like Me (2012), eclectic soul and R&B singer Bettye LaVette spoke of being hung over a 20th-floor balcony of a Manhattan skyscraper by her pimp boyfriend. She revealed that she'd slept with Ben E. King and Otis Redding, and had even spent a minute dabbling in prostitution. She had dropped acid with George Clinton. Finally, she had her moment of satisfaction when she delivered a knockout performance of the Who's "Love, Reign O'er Me" at the 2008 Kennedy Center Honors. In the audience, all agog, were Beyoncé, Barbra Streisand, and Aretha Franklin, all more successful than she.
Robert Baird  |  Feb 24, 2018  |  12 comments
Hi-Rez and Surround-Sound mixes included in Deluxe Edition boxed set.
Robert Baird  |  Feb 13, 2018  |  8 comments
Willie Nelson: Stardust
Columbia/Analogue Productions AAPP 116-45 (2 45rpm LPs). 1978/2017. Booker T. Jones, prod.; Donivan Cowart, Bradley Hartman, engs.; Bernie Grundman, mastering. AAA. TT: 43:28
Performance *****
Sonics *****

In Nashville in the early 1960s, Willie Nelson hit his low point. He'd failed at singing and writing country music, and one snowy night, after a liberal drowning of his troubles at Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, he decided to totter outside and lie down in the middle of Lower Broadway. In subsequent retellings of the tale, he's always maintained that he wasn't trying to kill himself. For that, he had a pistol.

Robert Baird  |  Feb 07, 2018  |  9 comments
Mobile Fidelity reissues Heart Like A Wheel...
Robert Baird  |  Jan 29, 2018  |  11 comments
It is a given these days that the Grammy Awards telecast has devolved into a not very interesting TV variety show. And that most of the really interesting awards are given out off-camera the day before.
Robert Baird  |  Jan 24, 2018  |  4 comments
The "Father of South African Jazz" has died from prostate cancer at the age of 78.
Robert Baird  |  Jan 22, 2018  |  2 comments
Another high-quality LP reissue label catches fire...

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