Pick a favorite rock and roll decade and there’s something interesting for you.
Feeling reinvigorated after her well-received album “The Party Ain’t Over”, Wanda Jackson changes producers from Jack White to first time producer and talented musician in his own right Justin Townes Earle. Wanda’s still got some “Unfinished Business” so expect more Country and Blues from the Queen of Rockabilly.
Barbara Streisand releases previously unreleased music dating back to 1963. It’s nice to hear her during her prime. Here’s a song from 1967. Gorgeous, with a voice like buttah!
Jeff Lynne is back! Yes, the über-producer for Tom Petty and George Harrison and leader of ELO, Jeff Lynne. The good news he’s back with his first solo album since 1990. The bad news it’s all covers. The good news is he plans to release new music sometime soon. Here’s Jeff doing it all for the cover of the Don Covay song “Mercy, Mercy”
Suzanne Vega is back re-recording her songs with the 4th in a series of her music. This one is called “Close Up 4: Songs Of Family”. Here’s her reworking of the song “Rosemary”.
Hard to think of The Wallflowers as a veteran band of 20 years and yet their debut album came out in 1992. The new album is called “Glad All Over”. Here’s the Clash-sounding single, “Reboot The Mission” featuring former Clash member Mick Jones.
Australian indie darlings Tame Impala are releasing their second album. Expect to hear more trippy, keyboard excursions as exemplified on the song “Apocalypse Dream” from their album “Lonerism”
Last, but certainly not least is the album that covers practically all the decades. It’s 50 songs, celebrating 50 years of James Bond music. It includes everything except for Adele’s brilliant song for the latest James Bond film “Skyfall” which I’ll include for you at no extra charge.