Jeff Buckley – Sketches For My Sweetheart the Drunk

Befitting epitaph for the fallen troubadour Jeff Buckley’s first and only official studio album Grace was a long time coming. Even during recording sessions, Buckley was still playing catch up, writing new material as he went with his fellow band mates. Only three of its ten tracks were written solely by Jeff himself, with the… Read More Jeff Buckley – Sketches For My Sweetheart the Drunk

Janis Joplin – Greatest Hits

Whom the Gods love dies young For someone who had such a short career, there can probably never truly be what could be described as a definitive best of. Box of Pearls, which contains all of her original studio albums, with bonus tracks, is far more authoritative, but perhaps way too exhaustive and comprehensive for… Read More Janis Joplin – Greatest Hits

Jimi Hendrix/Lightnin' Rod – Doriella Du Fontaine

Hendrix explores the origins of rap Originally released as a twelve-inch single in 1984 (and on CD in 1992), “Doriella Du Fontaine” is something of an anomaly in the Hendrix catalogue. Recorded at The Record Plant in November 1969 with Buddy Miles (drums, organ) and Jalal, of proto-rap group The Last Poets, this impromptu jam… Read More Jimi Hendrix/Lightnin' Rod – Doriella Du Fontaine

The Doors – London Fog 1966

Newly unearthed recording sheds light on The Doors pre-fame days Before their self-titled debut, and long before L.A. Woman, The Doors were a predominately pure blues-rock band, plying their trade in the clubs along Sunset Strip, building a steady, if unpredictable following, thanks largely to charismatic lead singer Jim Morrison, whose personality and penchant for… Read More The Doors – London Fog 1966