Bitches Brew Revisited on its 50th Anniversary — Avant Music News

Source: The Guardian. Fifty years on, it still does. Next month will mark the 50th anniversary of Bitches Brew, a pivotal album that altered the trajectory of jazz, messed with the boundaries of funk, and pushed psychedelic rock to new heights of exploration. A double set released in March 1970, Bitches greatly advanced a pattern […]

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Elvis Presley’s 80th Birthday Celebrated With Reissues, New Website

If you are a fan of “The King” (and I am, certainly), tomorrow will be a great day. Elvis would have turned 80 years old today. The thought boggles the mind. Could you imagine him doing Vegas in this day and age?

Rolling Stone Magazine reports on the reissue campaign here, and also announces the launching of a new website dedicated to promoting the re-releases.

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[Podcast] Way Past Cool – Episode 41 : Tom Waits Special [Reprise]

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I thank my old friend Paolo Merolla from Naples, Italy, for enlightening me to such great garage rock programs over the years. This particular program of Way Past Cool concentrates on the ever-wonderful Tom Waits.