Cratedigger: Judy Collins, "Who Knows Where the Time Goes" | Popdose

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My latest Cratedigger column for Popdose features the classic Judy Collins album Who Knows Where the Time Goes:

If you were a songwriter in 1968, the singer that you wanted to cover your songs was Judy Collins. Not only did her beautiful voice compliment any song, you could also be sure that her rendition of your song would be respectful, and artistic.”

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Soul Serenade: Aretha Franklin, "Ain't No Way" | Popdose

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My latest Soul Serenade column for Popdose features Aretha Franklin with “Ain’t No Way”:

“The Queen of Soul. That’s quite a title, especially when you consider that there has never really been a King of Soul. Sure, James Brown was the Godfather, Ray Charles was the Genius, and Solomon Burke has appended ‘King’ to the front end of his name, but the King of Soul title remains vacant. So not only is the Queen of Soul title one that carries with it enormous respect, but it’s also one that Aretha Franklin has held for decades without any serious challengers to her throne. It’s a lifetime gig, like Pope.”

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CD Review: Josh Ritter, "So Runs the World Away" | Popdose

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My review of the new Josh Ritter album, So Runs the World Away, has been posted to Popdose:

Every once in awhile I have the opportunity to report on an artist who continues to grow and evolve with each new release. It’s one of the most gratifying things about what I do. Josh Ritter is such an artist. On his new album, So Runs the World Away (Pytheas Recordings), Ritter has found new worlds to explore, and in the process elevated his art to an even higher level. Not since Paul Simon, with whom Ritter shares a certain literary bent, has a songwriter proven more adept at further refining his craft with the release of each new album.”

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