Episode 7 features two great blues and rock artists. Gary Clark, Jr. hails from Austin, Texas and came up through the Texas Blues scene. His sophomore release, “The Story of Sonny Boy Slim” is a reflective album that has rock, blues, soul, funk and other influences in the songs. The tracks represent a unique perspective on African-American music past and present. The album was written, performed and produced by Clark in Austin and released in 2015.
Episode 6 has one of the greatest bands of all time, Led Zeppelin’s “Presence” reviewed. Released in 1976, it was one of the lowest selling albums of the band’s career. However it remains a favorite of the band and many fans while being overlooked by radio and casual fans.
J. Cole’s “4 Your Eyez Only” was released in 2016 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. All 10 singles from the album ranked in the Top 40 as well. Hailed by critics as his best album to date.
J. Cole “4 Your Eyez Only”
Led Zeppelin “Presence”
Here’s a view of the Mail The Horse playlist that we mentioned during the podcast.
Episode 5 of Album Swap music review podcast has Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings “I Learned the Hard Way” and fIREHOSE “Ragin’ Full On” albums reviewed. Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings album is very vintage soul and funk while fIREHOSE is a punk band from the 80s that bordered on alternative with their sound.