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J.J. Cale (1938-2013): Often Imitated, But Never Equaled

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 09.27.2013 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

J.J. Cale died on July 26th, at 74. If your interest in music is casual and anecdotal, you may know that Eric Clapton did not write "Cocaine" and "After Midnight" --- Cale did. If you're a fan, you know more: J.J. Cale was a giant, a protean figure, bound for the pantheon --- an immortal.

Man Behind Eric Clapton Dies At 74

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 09.27.2013 | Entertainment

If musicians were measured not by the number of records they sold but by the number of peers they influenced, JJ Cale would have been a towering figur...

Grammy Award-Winning Musician Dead At 74

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 09.26.2013 | Celebrity

-- If musicians were measured not by the number of records they sold but by the number of peers they influenced, JJ Cale would have been a towering f...

Leonard Cohen, At 77, Calls His New CD Old Ideas. It's Anything But

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 03.25.2012 | Home
Jesse Kornbluth

Old Ideas is anything but a valedictory. It's taut, vital music, stripped of the electronic gimmick that sounded so cool a few records ago and got tiresome when they seemed to be covering for weak songs and a weakening voice.

Moline Loves Paul Simon, Plus Chatting With Bill Wyman, American Idol's James Durbin and Mastodon's Brann Dailor

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.17.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Although it seems that Paul Simon has been on the road frequently over the last few years, his latest tour seems much more date-packed as he heralds his latest and one of the best albums of his career, So Beautiful Or So What.

Dog Ears Music: Born in December Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music by Christina Aguilera, Tom Waits, Jim Morrison, Spike Jones, and more.

Father's Day Music: 10 CDs No One Else Would Think To Give Him

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

As a showman, Peter Wolf is right up there with Mick Jagger and James Brown. He doesn't put out a batch of unrelated songs, he makes what used to be called "albums," and they take you on a carefully sequenced adventure.

New Tunes On Monday: Green Day, Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood, Tori Amos, Kate Voegele, and Mat Kearney

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Though Tori Amos' career may have suffered from being overly prolific and recording some questionable cover songs, every new album is a bouquet of interesting, intelligent songs for her loyal fans.