Thursday, April 18, 2024

Random Links to Some Great Music on a Thursday Night


Here’s the “Soulful Strut,” which later became Barbara Acklin’s “Am I The Same Girl?” Carl Davis produced the latter record. He died this week. This was the original instrumental by Young-Holt Unltd:

Carly Simon and James Taylor’s son Ben has been making great music now for ten years. He has a new album out this week called “Listening.” It’s his strongest effort yet. Here’s a link to “Worlds Are Made of Paper.” This should be a hit.

Valerie Simpson released her first solo album in decades this week. Here’s “Love Never Dies,” a tribute to her late husband Nick Ashford:

Rob Thomas is an underrated singer songwriter. His group matchboxtwenty, in business since the mid 90s, has another hit. It’s too catchy to ignore. You like it, admit it. Classic pop in a sea of crap on the radio:

Aimee Mann, “Charmer”: Her new album hits in late September. Yay!



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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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