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Revisiting my extensive music collection, one artist at a time

HALL & OATES Part 1 – Thoughts On An Artist / The Atlantic Years

When Daryl Hall & John Oates were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2014, I felt a small measure of vindication after championing them for so … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · 9 Comments

Compilation Or Catalog? – MY GATEWAY COMPILATIONS Part 2

As I stated in my previous post, I’ve decided to try something slightly different in my Compilation Or Catalog? series. Instead of asking my readers if a particular compilation is … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · 34 Comments

Compilation Or Catalog? – MY GATEWAY COMPILATIONS Part 1

In each of my previous Compilation Or Catalog? posts I discussed a compilation which was the only album I owned by a particular artist. The goal was to listen to … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · 47 Comments

THE BLUES BROTHERS – The Most Important Artist Of My Generation?

Are The Blues Brothers the most important artist of my generation? Read on to find out why I think this could be the case. I started writing this post two … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · 43 Comments

A Friendly Discussion About THE EAGLES

I recently had an email conversation with my good friend Alan Kennedy regarding The Eagles. He and I used to work at the same record company and that’s where we … Continue reading

August 10, 2014 · 102 Comments

K.D. LANG Part 4 – Coming Home And Singing Loud / In Conclusion

For the follow-up to her album of duets with Tony Bennett in 2002, k.d. lang released another collection of cover songs, Hymns Of The 49th Parallel (2004), which consists of … Continue reading

July 27, 2014 · 8 Comments

K.D. LANG Part 3 – Smoke Rings And Extraordinary Things

For her final album of the ‘90s, the decade when she became a superstar, k.d. lang released Drag (1997), a concept album of cover songs based around cigarettes & smoking. … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · 8 Comments

K.D. LANG Part 2 – Pullin’ Back The Reins

For her fourth album, Absolute Torch And Twang (1989), k.d. lang closed out her career as a country singer on a high note before revamping her sound in the next … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · 8 Comments

K.D. LANG Part 1 – Thoughts On An Artist / Angels And Shadows

When Kathryn Dawn Lang, better known as the intentionally lower-case k.d. lang, first made her presence known here in the US in the late-‘80s, she was not the kind of … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · 12 Comments

K.D. LANG Preview – Anywhere But Here

Canadian singer/songwriter k.d. lang was the winner of my recent poll by a wide margin over Hall & Oates, Grateful Dead, Los Lobos and Toto. I had hoped to begin … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · 31 Comments

First Poll Of 2014 – Help Me Choose My Next Artist

[Update 5/27/2014: Congratulations to k.d. lang for winning this poll by a wide margin. I will begin listening to her first few albums tomorrow and I hope to post about … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · 49 Comments

B-Sides The Point – SYD BARRETT

[KamerTunesBlog presents B-Sides The Point, where I occasionally write about smaller artist catalogs, or even compilations and box sets, in a single post instead of revisiting the entire recorded output … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · 66 Comments

AL GREEN Part 5 – He Can’t Stop / In Conclusion

After more than a decade recording religious music, Al Green slowly returned to the soul and R&B sound that made him famous. During his “gospel era” he still incorporated some … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

AL GREEN Part 4 – He Just Wants To Praise The Lord

Throughout the 1980’s, Al Green’s music was focused almost solely on religious themes after he spent the previous decade as one of the world’s biggest soul/R&B stars. Often credited as … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

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