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Album Review: Various Artists – Good to the Last Drop

For whatever reason, some of the most interesting compilations of soul, funk and R&B are coming out of the UK. Keb Darge‘s work in this area is well-known; his comps of heretofore obscure sides are all worthwhile. UK label Ember put out a lot of fine singles and albums in its era. As one of

Album Review: Milt Matthews Inc. – For the People

Some old recordings are rare for a reason. When I was a kid in the 70s, like lots of other boys my age, I collected beer cans. And we quickly learned some basic tenets of the hobby. An old Busch can wasn’t usually worth much, even though it had a fairly nice full-color Alpine chalet