You have to applaud the restlessness and drive of a talent such as JTE's. At its best (see Harlem River Blues), the results are a beguiling blend of demon-driven countryfied rock-gospel and Earle could easily have stuck in that groove/rut.
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Friday 01 January 2010
Friday 01 January 2010
To Mr Van Morrison: an apology. Sincere apologies for erroneously reporting that you had fathered a fourth child. If it's any consolation, many would consider it a complement to be thought capable of adding to the global population at the mature age of 64.
Thursday 31 December 2009
Music veteran Van Morrison today described claims he had become a father again as "completely and utterly" unfounded.
Wednesday 30 December 2009
The veteran singer Van Morrison revealed he had become a father again, at the age of 64, and said his new son was his "spitting image".
Friday 05 June 2009
This compilation features the early, often largely unheard, efforts of performers who later became stars.
Wednesday 22 April 2009
Sunday 08 March 2009
Friday 27 February 2009
Have you heard the one about Joe Biden, America's new Vice-President? It is something of an online favourite at the moment. During a television appearance, he urged viewers to visit a new US government website, and then sheepishly admitted he had forgotten "the website number". Apparently, he thought that one used the internet by dialling up numbers, rather like a telephone. Not since George Bush referred to "the Google" has there been such merriment.
Monday 28 July 2008
Hiram Bullock was a talented and charismatic guitarist, a rock'n'roller with a jazz head who bridged the world of sophisticated pop and the avant-garde New York jazz scene.
Sunday 29 June 2008
The four great Van albums are ‘Astral Weeks’, ‘Moondance’, ‘Veedon Fleece’ and … this one. It is a little-regarded thing from the height of Morrison’s rapturous period in the Eighties and it is utterly beautiful.
Sunday 13 April 2008
Sunday 23 March 2008
In many ways, Counting Crows suffer from a Stateside version of the Supergrass syndrome.
Friday 07 March 2008
Bert Berns was the crossover king of early-Sixties R&B pop.
Sunday 03 February 2008
Monday 23 May 2005
In defence of liberal democracy
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