Robert Baird

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Robert Baird  |  Aug 16, 2017  |  5 comments
Elvis Presley's best recordings, particularly when it comes to his vocals, are his first.
Robert Baird  |  Aug 08, 2017  |  0 comments
Lots of in-the-moment twists and turns and a general sense of going with what felt right.
Robert Baird  |  Jul 31, 2017  |  0 comments
Chuck Berry's Swan Song
Robert Baird  |  Jul 29, 2017  |  32 comments
This kerfuffle oughta sell a few more Welch/Rawlings records, though.
Robert Baird  |  Jul 21, 2017  |  2 comments
Better left in the cut-out bins? Rock from the era of one-album wonders.
Robert Baird  |  Jul 15, 2017  |  2 comments
One of my favorite South by Southwest moments over the 28 years I have attended was the early-1990s performance of Arthur Alexander who was literally sobbing before his set was done. In 1993, after many years out of the music game, Alexander, with the help of a lot of talented friends, made Lonely Just Like Me for Elektra Records, a swansong he never thought possible. Convinced he'd been forgotten, his triumphant performance in Austin just after the record was released, in front of a wildly enthusiastic crowd, moved him to tears. A few weeks later he was gone.
Robert Baird  |  Jul 08, 2017  |  5 comments
If you can put aside the fact that what was once a rock 'n' roll band has now grown into a merciless money machine, and a somewhat creaky repetitive live act that hasn't made a great record since 1978, they still do deserve a nod for never saying die. To borrow a famous line from Midnight Cowboy, those boys are gonna die on the stage. And yes, we will certainly miss them when they're gone!
Robert Baird  |  Jul 04, 2017  |  4 comments
I tend to gravitate towards Stephen Foster and Scott Joplin.
Robert Baird  |  Jun 25, 2017  |  1 comments
. . . with a second LP containing an never-released 1992 live show from the University of London.
Robert Baird  |  Jun 16, 2017  |  1 comments
The Dickinson brothers are traditionalists and modern proponents of the kind of music that was celebrated in American Epic.
Robert Baird  |  Jun 12, 2017  |  0 comments
"They are simultaneously high-fidelity in ways that are less easy to quantify . . . [and] many of the most expensive pieces of [modern] audiophile gear follow the structures of this early equipment."
Robert Baird  |  May 29, 2017  |  5 comments
His finest moments came just after the death of brother Duane in 1971 and then-bassist Berry Oakley a year later.
Robert Baird  |  May 26, 2017  |  7 comments
Another week, another beautiful-sounding, wonderfully packaged reissue from Analogue Productions.
Robert Baird  |  May 19, 2017  |  1 comments
He's made a career out of being hard to describe, impossible to pigeonhole.
Robert Baird  |  May 18, 2017  |  2 comments
Was just listening to the deluxe edition of Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, which is to be released tomorrow, May 19, when the news of Chris Cornell's unexpected death was announced. Very sad news and our sympathies go out to his family and all who loved his music in Soundgarden and Audioslave, and on the solo records.

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