Category Archives: Music

‘Write me and tell me your heart’ — Leonard Cohen’s letters to Marianne Ihlen

“Two parallel stories unfold across this remarkable correspondence between Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen, his muse and lover. The first is that of the romantic relationship that inspired songs such as So Long, Marianne  and Hey, That’s No Way to Say … Continue reading

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Delaney & Bonnie – Accept No Substitute (1969)

“The Original Delaney & Bonnie, also known by its subtitle Accept No Substitute,[ is the second studio album by American recording duo Delaney & Bonnie. It was recorded with many of the ‘friends’ that would form the core of their … Continue reading

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Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band – Strictly Personal (1968), Mirror Man (1971)

“The tracks for Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band’s second album were recorded between October 1967 and May 1968. One reason for giving the album the title Strictly Personal was that Van Vliet wrote all the songs, with no song … Continue reading

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Pleasures of the Harbor – Phil Ochs (1967)

“Pleasures of the Harbor is Phil Ochs‘ fourth full-length album and his first for A&M Records, released in 1967. It is one of Ochs’s most somber albums. In stark contrast to his three albums for Elektra Records which had all … Continue reading

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#10 The Best of Chicago Blues (1970)

“These mostly ’60s recordings of tough Chicago blues were produced by Samuel Charters and feature James Cotton, Junior Wells, Otis Spann, Buddy Guy, J.B. Hutto, Homesick James, Big Walter Horton, and Johnny Young. They’re very successful snapshots of what was … Continue reading

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The Pentangle – The Pentangle (1968)

“There’s something exciting about the first album of a band that goes on to greatness, and The Pentangle, by the group of the same name, is no different. Here, the listener witnesses the first studio work of a band struggling … Continue reading

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LSD Turns 75: What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been

March 25, 1966: LIFE Magazine “It would be another 24 years until Jimi Hendrix would release ‘Are You Experienced,’ but Albert Hofmann became the first person in history who could conceivably answer in the affirmative to that when he discovered LSD’s … Continue reading

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