My Recent Vinyl Finds

B.B. King’s 1968 gem Blues On Top Of Blues is one of the many personal favorites album from his extensive catalog. I felt extremely luck because I had located a new copy of this title at a bookstore in Berkeley, CA.: and the price was great also, only 13.99. While I was browsing I came across…

Pluginin News: Chuck Berry Releases New Album “Chuck”

Before his death Chuck Berry was working on a new album called simply “Chuck” to be released  June 16th 2017. Sources say that the record is the best work Mr. Berry has done in  decades. Even though, the album isn’t due to drop until June 16th, a single “Big Boy” has been released, featuring Rage Against…

In Tribute: Chuck Berry

The Music Industry has lost an original rock pioneer who help transform the sound of music in the fifties and sixties.  Mr. Berry had a gift  for writing great songs for teenagers like Johnny Be Goode, Maybellene, and Roll Over Beethoven, that Chuck Berry became known the architect of teenage life. The New York Times stated, “While Elvis…

In Tribute: Tommy Lipuma

Tommy Lipuma (July 5, 1939 – March 13, 2017) On March 13th 2017, the music industry has lost an important and beloved figure known from the smooth jazz/ adult contemporary circles. Tommy Lipuma has produced  albums that sold over 75 million records and his productions work, personally, were extremely pivotal in my music development. In Tribute to…

In Tribute: Joni Sledge

Joni Sledge of Sister Sledge,  “We Are Family” fame passed away on Friday, March 10th 2017.  Known as the founding member and occasionally second lead singer of seventies and eighties hit group. Joni Sledge captivated fans with hit songs like: Reach Your Peak, Let’s Go On Vacation, My Special, Happy Feelings, and IL Macquillage Lady…