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Vinyl Corner: Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color

Artist: The Alabama Shakes Album: Sound & Color (2015) Purchased at: Hastings (St. Joseph, MO) for $26 The Alabama Shakes will never write a better song than “Hold On,” I just want to get that out of the way. “Sound … Continue reading

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Top 5 St. Joseph Albums of 2015

1 Missouri Homegrown – Stray Dogs of Rock and Roll This is the record Missouri Homegrown was supposed to make. It doesn’t back down and has a swagger all its own. Anthems like “High In Missouri” and “Hey All You … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Under The Big Oak Tree – Local Honey

There are two ways you can listen to Under The Big Oak Tree’s sophomore record “Local Honey.” There is a lion’s share of sweet melodies you can sway to and plenty of hooks to sing along with but there is also … Continue reading

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Best of 2015 by Danny R. Phillips

Top 10 of the Year (in no particular order) By Danny R. Phillips When compiling my end of the year lists, much thought and stress come into play. The sheer lack of great albums in 2015 is startling. I heard … Continue reading

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Vocals On Top’s Top 10 albums of 2015

This is my super bowl. The top 10 albums of the year for me represent a seemingly endless amount of hours sitting and listening to vinyl, my phone at work, on the computer while writing and CDs in my car. … Continue reading

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Classic Concert Review: Scott H. Biram / AJ Gaither at The Record Bar in Kansas City, MO

The blues and country music aren’t all that far apart. They can be but their roots each run deep in the ground and tangle. Few current acts tie them together as much as Bloodshot Records’ artist Scott H Biram. He … Continue reading

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The Vinyl Corner: The Replacements – Hootenanny

Artist: The Replacements Album: Hootenanny (1983) Purchased at: Gift from a friend The Replacements are essential rock and roll. The band started its path of destruction in the 1980s and their influence has been heavily felt since that time. Their … Continue reading

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