Reviews by Grade ‘A’

Scandalous, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

Posted on April 21, 2011

“Black Snake” is reminiscent of “Resurrection Shuffle” by Ashton, Gardner & Dyke, but it would be a disservice to the Joe & the band to compare them to those brass rockers of the early 70s – like Chase or early Chicago – because the Honeybears can swing.

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The Babies, Self-Titled

Posted on March 23, 2011

The opening track, “Run Me Over” sounds like something Nancy and Lee would do if they were 23 years old and recording in the new millennium.

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Spoon, Transference

Posted on January 1, 2011

And at number three on the Mondophonic top ten of 2010

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Galactic, Ya-Ka-May

Posted on December 28, 2010

At number four in the Mondophonic Top Ten…

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Seu Jorge & Almaz

Posted on December 28, 2010

And at number five on the Mondophonic Top Ten…

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The Parting Gifts, Strychnine Dandelion

Posted on December 26, 2010

But as a person who bought every single White put out on his Third Man label this year, I’ll take the Cartwright creations over Mr. White’s.

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Nick Curran & The Lowlifes, Reform School Girl

Posted on December 26, 2010

When I first head “Sheena’s Back In Town” I thought it was a lost R&B gem; maybe an unearthed King Coleman cut.

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Daddy Rockin’ Strong: A Tribute to Nolan Strong & The Diablos

Posted on December 23, 2010

Don’t miss the Mondophonic Top Ten, counting down the ten best albums from 2010 for the last ten days of the year.

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Ronnie Spector’s Best Christmas Ever, December 20, 2010

Posted on December 21, 2010

“I can hear music, sweet, sweet music. Whenever you touch me, whenever you’re near.”

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Merry Christmas Baby

Posted on December 16, 2010

On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… Artist: Various Title: Merry Christmas Baby Label: Gusto K-5018X Released: 1978 Genre: R&B Gusto mined the vaults of King, Federal and Hollywood Records to assemble this collection. This budget line album from Gusto Records album leads of with another version of Charles Brown’s […]

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