Music

Love, life, and mercy

Music | Noteworthy new or recent releases
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 9/23/20, 02:48 pm

Talking About the Love of God by the Harvesters: The only readily available information on this charming, just-reissued album of Southern-gospel songs is that it was initially released in 1977 on the Irish label Emerald Gem.

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Bowie and his fans

Music | Albums show the celebrated star’s gratitude
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 9/23/20, 02:39 pm

Shortly after David Bowie’s death, the high-culture aesthete Theodore Dalrymple published an essay titled “Not a Fan” in which he pondered why the British daily The Guardian (“a newspaper directed at the most highly educated and intellectual portion of a large population”) “should devote so much space to the posthumous adulation of such a person as David Bowie, and why his activity should be treated with such breathlessly awed veneration.”

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From kitchen to bar

Music | Noteworthy new or recent releases
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 9/10/20, 02:13 pm

Kitchen Covers: The Collection by Drew Holcomb featuring Ellie Holcomb: The cover art and title say it all: The Holcombs in their kitchen with little more than an acoustic guitar, their voices, and 16 of their favorite songs. The Avett Brothers, Kacey Musgraves, Tom Petty, John Prine, and NEEDTOBREATHE covers aren’t exactly surprising. Neither is the triptych of ’60s chart toppers (Louis Armstrong, Otis Redding, Joni Mitchell).

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