I have been enchanged by Bettye LaVette’s voice over the past couple of days, listinening to her new release Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook. Her transformation of rock songs into the R&B / Soul genre are masterful. Probably the strongest track on the record is “Nights in White Satin.” Wao, how deeply can this voice reach into our soul. Listen!
A friend of mine sent me the live CD of the Austrian band “Querschlaeger.” Fritz Messner, the song writer, has a sharp eye for the comic aspects of life and is a born story teller. Every song is preceded by a little funny story. If you speak, German the CD is a real treat. To keep its artistic independence, the band refuses to sign a contract with a label. Good for them and even better for us. The band is superb. You can buy “Live is Lebendig” and other CDs directly from the band’s website.Continue Reading