Daily Archives: July 18, 2016


This Friday will be another summer release day with a sparse list of new albums to choose from. The only familiar names with new releases are Charlie Hunter, MSTRKRFT, Stephen “Ragga” Marley and (Hed) p.e. Though the list is short, it is long enough that I will do a review this week. The new albums from Conveyor and The Amazing seem like promising possibilities.

  • Big Smo- “We The People”
  • Charlie Hunter- “Everybody Has A Plan Until They Get Punched In The Mouth”
  • Conveyor- “Ready Not Ready”
  • Crown The Empire- “Retrograde”
  • (hed) p.e.- “Forever!”
  • Honne- “Warm On A Cold Night”
  • Look Park- “Look Park”
  • Lou Rhodes- “theyesandeye”
  • Matt Brown- “Walk Into The Light”
  • Max Romeo- “Horror Zone”
  • MSTRKRFT- “Operator”
  • Stephen “Ragga” Marley- “Revelation Pt. II: The Fruit Of Life”
  • The Amazing- “Ambulance”
  • Various- “Reggae Gold 2016”

This Friday will make for a tough choice of which of these new releases to pick for a review. Unfortunately, it is not because there are so many wonderful options, but more because the pickins are kind of slim. As usual, I will pick one of these albums and will post my review on Saturday, so check back then to see which one I chose and to read my take on it. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!!


1929- Jalacy Hawkins a.k.a. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (R&B singer; “I Put A Spell On You”; died in 2000)

Photo of Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins “I Put A Spell On You” live video link here.

1938- Ian Stewart (keyboardist w/ The Rolling Stones; died in 1985)

Ian Stewart was a Scottish

1939- Dion Dimucci a.k.a. Dion (singer; “Runaround Sue”)      77 yrs.

A young Dion DiMucci in his

Dion “The Wanderer” live video link here.

1941- Martha Reeves (soul singer; “Dancing In The Streets” w/ The Vandellas)          75 yrs.

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas “Nowhere To Run” video link here.

1945- Danny McCulloch (guitar w/ The Animals; “House Of The Rising Sun”; died in 2015)

Danny McCulloch ‎– Wings Of A

1948- Phil Harris (member of Ace; “How Long”)             68 yrs.

Phil Harris, guitarist, Ace

1948- Cesar Zuiderwijk (member of Golden Earring; “Radar Love”)       68 yrs.

Cesar Zuiderwyk,барабанщик

1949- Wally Bryson (The Raspberries; “Go All The Way”)               67 yrs.

The Wally Bryson Group


1950- Glenn Hughes (member of The Village People; “YMCA”; died in 2001)

England Glenn Hughes left

1950- Richard Branson (founder of Virgin Records)              66 yrs.

Richard Branson as

1954- Ricky Skaggs (country + bluegrass singer + mandolin player; tours w/ Kentucky Thunder)                           62 yrs.

Ricky Skaggs

Ricky Skaggs “Bluegrass Breakdown” live video link here.

1955- Terry Chambers (drummer w/ XTC)                   61 yrs.

From the outset, Terry's drum

1957- Keith Levene (member of The Clash; guitarist w/ Public Image Ltd; “This Is Not A Love Song”)                         59 yrs.

Keith Levene

1958- Nigel Twist (drummer w/ The Alarm)              58 yrs.

Nigel Twist Interview

1962- Jack Irons (drummer w/ Pearl Jam, Redd Kross, Red Hot Chili Peppers + Joe Strummer)                            54 yrs.

Zildjian Artists|Jack Irons

Jack Irons “Love Is All We Want” video link here.

1975- Daron Malakian (guitar w/ System Of A Down)        40 yrs.

Daron Malakian · Daron

These are your birthdays for today, along with links for some of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!