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Revisiting my extensive music collection, one artist at a time

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

AL GREEN Part 3 – Love, Fire And Good Times

By the mid-‘70s, Al Green had already released eight studio albums and was arguably the biggest soul/R&B artist in the world. With the assistance of producer Willie Mitchell and the … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

AL GREEN Part 2 – Wiping All Your Tears Away

As I worked my way this past week through the batch of Al Green albums I’ll be discussing here, I was reminded that the greatness of these records had as … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · 13 Comments

AL GREEN Part 1 – Thoughts On An Artist / He’s A Ram

I didn’t grow up with the music of soul/R&B/gospel legend Al Green. In fact, other than Stevie Wonder’s 1976 classic Songs In The Key Of Life (which was a life-altering … Continue reading

March 29, 2014 · 16 Comments

B-Sides The Point – THE STOOGES

[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

March 22, 2014 · 37 Comments

THE KINKS Part 9 – Still Searching / In Conclusion

It’s hard to believe that more than two decades have passed since The Kinks last released a new studio album. When you consider that all four original members were still … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · 22 Comments

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