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Grateful Dead to Release May ’77 Box!

May 5, 2013

The Grateful Dead’s Spring Tour of 1977 is deservedly legendary, and one of our absolute favorites here at Music Mook. We’ve previously reviewed one of the Dead’s greatest releases, Dick’s Picks Vol. 29, which featured two complete shows from May 19 and May 21 (read here). We also took a look at the simply wonderful […]

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The Strokes – Is This It?

March 25, 2013

March 26, 2013, marks the release of the Strokes fifth album titled Comedown Machine. Hard to believe it’s been 12 years now since their first release… For Krissy. I remember it like it was yesterday, hearing Is This It for the first time and being completely blown away. I knew at the time there was […]

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George Benson – Bad Benson

February 23, 2013

With a cover like that, you just know it’s going to be B A D! Recorded and released in 1974 for CTI Records, Bad Benson marks a decidedly aggressive and funky point in Benson’s long jazz career. Sure, he always played with a touch of funk and he could jam in-the-pocket with the best of […]

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Let’s Make Christmas Mean Something This Year…

December 24, 2012

Thanks, thanks James Brown. You made Christmas very special for me in my past years, now let’s make this Christmas nice for everybody. Also Awesome:It’s the Most Blunderful Time of the Year!James Brown – Funky Christmas (20th Century Masters: The Christmas Collection)James Brown – The Complete James Brown ChristmasA Few Of Our Favorite Christmas Albums

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Happy Halloween…

October 30, 2012

Music Mook Review lives. It lives… 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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2012 – The Return of Frank Zappa

September 16, 2012

As 2012 nears its end, the ZFT go and reissue Frank’s entire catalog, some going back to the original analog masters. Wowie zowie indeed! I was driving around a few weeks ago and a somewhat foreshortened pick-up truck pulled up next to me, blaring – in an instance of awesomeness hitherto unknown to me from […]

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Too Much Grateful Dead?

May 19, 2012

“…that one band could touch so many people, on so many levels, and somehow still manage to keep us all interested after so many years.” After amassing countless hours of officially released live Dead shows I had to stop and ask myself if I have, just perhaps, too much? And if so, why did I […]

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Been a Long Time Since we Blog and Rolled

March 17, 2012

Jeez, there’s still a Christmas post sitting on the front page? Sorry about that everyone. We are still here and, trust me, we have a ton of review to write. Individual shows from the Grateful Dead’s Europe ’72 tour plus more Dick’s Picks and Road Trips releases; David Crosby’s awesome Voyage box set; Grover Washington […]

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It’s the Most Blunderful Time of the Year!

December 24, 2011

Also Awesome:Let’s Make Christmas Mean Something This Year…James Brown – Funky Christmas (20th Century Masters: The Christmas Collection)James Brown – The Complete James Brown ChristmasA Few Of Our Favorite Christmas Albums

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James Brown – Funky Christmas (20th Century Masters: The Christmas Collection)

December 13, 2011

For Kim. You’re my Christmas friend… In our excitement to discuss the previously unheard gems on The Complete James Brown Christmas, we neglected to talk about the pure perfection that is James Brown’s Funky Christmas. Turn it loose, ‘cus it’s a mother… Funky Christmas, later remastered and renamed as 20th Century Masters: The Christmas Collection, is […]

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