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Pennyblackmusic : Ten Songs That Made Me Love... - Features
In our ongoing series, 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love…' Pennyblack writer Carl Bookstein revisits ten songs that made him love Pennyblackmusic.

Roger Mcguinn : Peace On You - Favourite Album Reviews
Carl Bookstein reflects on 'Peace on You', the 1974 second solo album from Byrds founder, singer and guitarist Roger McGuinn which has just been reissued.

Richie Havens : Richard P. Havens, 1983 - Favourite Album Reviews
Carl Bookstein finds that Richie Havens’ double album 'Richard P. Havens, 1983', which was released in 1969, just before the Woodstock Festival, proves a fine time capsule.

Widespread Panic : Light Fuse, Get Away - Favourite Album Reviews
Carl Bookstein examines American jam band Widespread Panic's recently reissued 1998 live album 'Light Fuse, Get Away'

John Lennon : Ten Songs That Made Me Love... - Features
Carl Bookstein looks back at the music of John Lennon and the Beatles and ten songs that made him love the iconic singer and songwriter.

Miranda Lee Richards : Interview - Interviews
Carl Bookstein speaks with Los Angeles based singer songwriter Miranda Lee Richards about the unsettling state of the world and her topical new album ‘Existential Beast’.

Brewer and Shipley : Profile - Profiles
Carl Bookstein examines four late 1960's/early 1970's albums by the folk rock duo Brewer and Shipley, which have been re-released on a two disc CD set.

Walter Becker : 1950-2017: A Tribute - Profiles
In memory of Walter Becker of Steely Dan who died earlier this month, Carl Bookstein looks back philosophically on the impact of Steely Dan on his own life.

Dickey Betts and Great Southern : Southern Rock Jam - Favourite Album Reviews
Carl Bookstein examines 'Southern Rock Jam', a recently reissued collection of the work of Dickey Betts and Great Southern on the Arista Label in the late 1970's.

Gregg Allman : 1947-2017 - Profiles
Carl Bookstein pays tribute to Gregg Allman of the Southern Rock band the Allman Brothers, who died in May at the age of 69.

Seafoam Green : Interview - Interviews
Dublin born, Liverpool based musician Dave O’Grady of Seafoam Green speaks with Carl Bookstein about the debut album 'Topanga Mansion'.

Terry Dolan : Terry Dolan - Favourite Album Reviews
Carl Bookstein examines San Francisco-based singer-songwriter Terry Dolan’s posthumously released self-titled 1972 debut album which features fine songwriting and a cast of brilliant musicians

Water Hill Music Fest : Ann Arbor, 1/5/2016 - Live Reviews
Carl Bookstein attends a unique one day local music festival, the Water Hill Music Fest, in Ann Arbor in which bands play their sets from their front gardens and porches

Breathless : Interview - Interviews
Lead singer Dominic Appleton of London-based quartet Breathless speaks with Carl Bookstein about music and the current re-release of their 1999 album 'Blue Moon'

Love : Reel to Real - Favourite Album Reviews
Carl Bookstein reflects upon the re-release of Love’s previously largely unnoticed 1974 album 'Reel to Real' and singer songwriter Arthur Lee’s rewarding soul music approach

Breathless : Blue Moon - Favourite Album Reviews
Carl Bookstein reflects on London based quartet Breathless' evocative, atmospheric and melancholy fifth album 'Blue Moon', which originally released in 1999, is about to be reissued

Jefferson Starship : Profile - Profiles
Carl Bookstein examines Jefferson Starship’s career including their work in the 2000s which yields mixed but sometimes compelling results on 'Jefferson’s Tree of Liberty' and 'Soiled Dove'

Rick Danko : Profile - Profiles
Carl Bookstein reflects on the career of The Band's bassist Rick Danko and looks at a new in-depth four disc all live collection of Danko's which expands from the 1970s across to the 1990s

Sunshine Music and Blues Festival : Mizner Park Amphitheatre, Boca Raton, Florida 18/1/2015 - Live Reviews
Carl Bookstein is impressed by the one-day Sunshine Music and Blues Festival in Boca Raton in Florida which this year saw sets among others from the Doors' Robbie Krieger, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, The Both and Los Lobos

Iron Butterfly : In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Favourite Album Reviews
Carl Bookstein examines psyschedelic Californian group Iron Butterfly's recently reissued 1968 second album, 'In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida'

Mark Olson : Interview - Interviews
Carl Bookstein speaks to Mark Olson, the front-man with the Jayhawks about his new solo album, 'Good-bye Lizelle'

Galileo 7 : Interview - Interviews
Carl Bookstein speaks to former Prisoners and Solarflares bassist Allan Crockford about his psychedelic-influenced band Galileo 7 and their just released third album, 'False Memory Lane'

Gary Clark, Jr. : Saint Andrews Hall, Detroit, 9/7/2014 - Live Reviews
Carl Bookstein enjoys a night of blues rock showmanship from Austin, Texas-based guitarist Gary Clark Jr. at a sold out show at Saint Andrews Hall in Detroit

Curtis Mayfield : Super Fly - Favourite Album Reviews
Carl Bookstein examines soul giant Curtis Mayfield's soundtrack to 1972 film 'Super Fly', which has been re-released in a special two disc deluxe version

Pure Prairie League : Profile - Profiles
Carl Bookstein looks back on the career of Ohio-based country rock outfit Pure Prairie League, who have recently had several of their albums reissued on CD

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