As long as there have been records, there have been concept albums. As early as Frank Sinatra’s In the Wee Small Hours, with its songs about lost love, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass’ themed albums (Going Places, Whipped Cream and Other Delights), and Ella
Is traditional radio trying to kill itself? Certainly it does itself no favors when it chops entire sections out of classic rock and pop tunes. I know stations have to make a buck, but removing critical passages from treasured songs seems an odd way to do it!
Editor’s Note: Most CultureSonar readers are avid music fans, so we’re trying a little experiment. We plan to run an irregular series of “If You Like…” posts, where we suggest new music compatible with some of our favorite classic artists. Here’s our first shot. Please let
Editor’s note: This is the first of an occasional series where we “get under the hood” of some great records to see what makes them run so well. Scott Freiman is our uniquely qualified guide, having built a worldwide following doing the same for Beatle albums.