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The Vinyl Corner: Possessed By Paul James – Live at Antone’s

Artist: Possessed By Paul James Album: Live at Antone’s (2011) Purchased at: From artist at a live show (Kansas City, MO) for free Possessed By Paul James is in fact the one-man-band Konrad Wert. He plays acoustic guitar, banjo and … Continue reading

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The Vinyl Corner: Amy Winehouse – Back To Black

Artist: Amy Winehouse Album: Back To Black (2006) Purchased at: Hastings (St. Joseph, MO) for $11 Amy Winehouse was far more than a mid 2000s chart sensation. With her sophomore album “Back To Black” in 2006 she was catapulted into … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Deco Auto – The Curse of Deco Auto

Some people don’t like pop-punk at all, but how can they resist? Crunchy distorted guitars and hooky choruses? I don’t see anything wrong with that. Deco Auto isn’t for those people. Their first full-length release “The Curse of Deco Auto” … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: William Elliott Whitmore – Radium Death

It might not have the impact that it did when Dylan went electric in the 60s but William Elliott Whitmore has now followed suit. With Radium Death he has definitely changed up his sound but it is still unmistakably Whitmore. … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: The Center State – Close Enough To Miss

The Center State’s full-length debut is an upbeat group of acoustic songs where gentle picking is paired with a soft violin and great vocal harmonies. The yearning “Proud Man” is lead singer Jeremy Sharp’s guidebook to life as he expresses … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Empirics – Odophilia

The Empirics is St. Joseph musicians Eddie Miles and Aaron Furst making a mellow metal album in the vein of A Perfect Circle and other bands that know how to ease off the throttle. The 7-minute instrumental opener “Mechanism” sheds … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Tyler Gregory – Roots Below

Tyler Gregory’s vocal delivery is rough and raw as he belts out colorful stories with his banjo and acoustic guitar. His powerful voice is the key to his backwoods songs. He uses them to contrast quiet music and sometimes no … Continue reading

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The Vinyl Court: Buck Owens -Best of Buck Owens Volume 1

Artist: Buck Owens Album: The Best of Buck Owens (1964) Purchased at: Treasure Island Thrift Store (Maryville, MO) for $1 I’ll admit it; I really didn’t understand what country music was for a long time. I thought Garth Brooks and … Continue reading

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The Vinyl Court: Rock and Rollin’ with Fats Domino

Artist: Fats Domino Album: Rock and Rollin’ with Fats Domino (1956) Purchased at: Yard Sale (St. Joseph, MO) for $.50 Every once in a while a stack of yard sale vinyl yields more than Glen Miller and Herp Alpert albums. … Continue reading

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Cracker – Sunrise In The Land of Milk and Honey vinyl review

Artist: Cracker Album: Sunrise In The Land of Milk and Honey (2009) Purchased at: Blue Rose Records (http://www.bluerose-records.de) for $26 How do you know you really want an album on vinyl? How about when you order off of a website … Continue reading

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