Archive for October, 2010

Happy Halloween Everybody!

October 29, 2010

Also Awesome:Grateful Dead to Release May ’77 Box!2012 – The Return of Frank ZappaToo Much Grateful Dead?Music News – Grateful Dead release all Europe ’72 shows individually!Massive Music News – Grateful Dead Europe ’72 Complete Recordings

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Grateful Dead – Ladies and Gentlemen…The Grateful Dead

October 28, 2010

There was something special in the air for the Grateful Dead in 1971. Second drummer Mickey Hart had left for a brief hiatus while keyboardist Keith Godchaux and his wife, singer Donna Jean Godchaux, had yet to join the band. This left the core musical group of Garcia, Weir, Lesh, and Kruetzman free to play […]

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Jethro Tull – Nothing Is Easy: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 DVD

October 27, 2010

Just awesome… The Isle of Wight Festival, which took place in August of 1970, was England’s answer to Woodstock. Over the course of five days it featured performances by legendary bands such as The Who, The Doors, Ten Years After, The Moody Blues, Sly & The Family Stone, Jimi Hendrix, and of course, Jethro Tull. […]

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Greatest Halloween Song of All Time?

October 26, 2010

Well, Halloween is almost upon us and we here at Music Mook Review couldn’t be happier! So, in honor of one awesome time of year we decided to put our two favorite Halloween songs, “Monster Mash” and “Inna-Gadda-Da-Vida,” head to head in an all out battle for Greatest Halloween Song of All Time bragging rights! […]

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Book Review – Searching for the Sound: My Life with the Grateful Dead by Phil Lesh

October 25, 2010

While there have been countless books written about the Grateful Dead, this is the first one written with an insider’s view by an actual band member. And we love it! Searching for the Sound: My Life with the Grateful Dead, written by GD bass player Phil Lesh without the aid of a ghostwriter, is an […]

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Santana – Lotus

October 22, 2010

Somewhere in the Land of the Rising Sun waves lap up against the shore, pushed there not by wind, and not by the moon, but by Carlos Santana’s guitar in 1973… After creating pure magic with 1972’s Caravanserai, Carlos Santana hit the road for what seemed to be a quest for spiritual rock nirvana and the […]

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Happy Birthday Dizzy Gillespie!

October 21, 2010

Jazz trumpet legend Dizzy Gillespie would have turned 93 today. Google is celebrating his legacy with a fantastically hip doodle that links to a TON of information on the jazz giant. Happy Birthday Dizzy! We hardly knew ye’! Also Awesome:Grateful Dead to Release May ’77 Box!2012 – The Return of Frank ZappaToo Much Grateful Dead?Music […]

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Stanley Turrentine – Sugar

October 20, 2010

Speaking of CTI Records… There are two sides to Stanley Turrentine. One we touched on before with our review of Blue Hour was his stint at Blue Note during the early 60s where he contributed his warm, breathy sax tone to countless jazz classics. The other side of Turrentine was his work at CTI records […]

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Music News – CTI Jazz, Grateful Dead

October 19, 2010

CTI Records – The Cool Revolution Box Set and 40th Anniversary Reissues UPDATE: Review now available HERE! CTI Records (Creed Taylor Incorporated) is set to release a host of 40th Anniversary jazz albums and a 4 disc sampler box set titled The Cool Revolution. The box will contain 39 tracks, over 5 hours of music, […]

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Grant Green – Sunday Mornin’

October 18, 2010

Jazz guitarist Grant Green was quite the prolific musician back in 1961. He recorded numerous albums, both as a sideman and a leader, some of which were released and some which languished in the vaults for years. Luckily for the jazz buying public, Sunday Mornin’ was available on the scene back in 1961 and is […]

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