Rusty York’s Cincinnati Indie

Billboard, in their January 8, 1972 edition, reported this quirky news item in the Cincinnati division of their “From the Music Capitals Around the World” column: “Rusty York, who heads up the Jewel Recording Studio[s] here, learned last week that the … Continue reading

A-Z Topical Overview

Selected topical categories in alphabetical order: 8-Track Only African Pop Animation in Popular Music Art Rock B-Side as Anti-A-Side Bagpipes in Popular Music Bakersfield Sound Baltimore in Song Bass-centric Recordings Bats in Popular Music Beatle Novelty Songs Bluegrass Blues Bowling … Continue reading

“Capricorn Flight”: It’s the Bass II

As with Waylon Jennings‘ deeply-felt “Abilene” or Ruby Wright’s surprisingly bass-centric  “Adios Aloha,” one cannot but feel alarmed by the depth of bottom in the opening synth notes of this charmingly analog production – recorded at Cincinnati’s Counterpart Studios, with … Continue reading

Kenny Smith: From Soul Street to God Pop and Beyond

Thanks to Darren Blase and Shake It Records for assembling an 18-track collection of recordings by singer, songwriter & producer, Kenny Smith, that span a total of eleven labels:  Fraternity, Chess, President, RCA, Flo-Roe, Goldspot, Clearhill, Counterpart, General American, Kogan … Continue reading