Articles by Brother Tad

Covering The Tighten Up, A Survey by Brother Tad

Posted on August 30, 2011

Covering The Tighten Up, A Survey by Brother Tad

The summer of 1968 was, as always, hot and sticky in the middle plains town where I spent my youth. Taking American History for summer school meant attending class in the old, non-air conditioned high school downtown.

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Sisters Loves, With Love; Love’s Gem

Posted on September 20, 2010

Sisters Loves, With Love;   Love's Gem

Let’s be honest. The soul music of the late 60’s and early 70’s has been so thoroughly researched, analyzed and reissued that the discovery of heretofore unknown gems seems impossible. Then along comes an album like Sisters Love’s With Love to destroy that jaded notion.

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Brave New Blues? Twist-O-Lettz

Posted on September 11, 2010

Brave New Blues? Twist-O-Lettz

The back cover of this album promises a record that is “sending the blues & other like-minded music through other-worldly filters…resulting in something reverently irreverent, respectfully reckless, ruthlessly relentless, heretofore unencountered & stranger than fiction…”

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Enslaved By Budos

Posted on August 18, 2010

Enslaved By Budos

It takes until Track No. 7 rolls around on Budos Band III for a tune entitled “Budos
Dirge” to make its appearance. Frankly, this track should have been the title cut.

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