Hi-Res Treasures: John Coltrane - Blue Train

John Coltrane is as important to American jazz as anyone else in the genre. Blue Train released in September 1957 is the quintessential be-bop record and certainly a record that should be in the collection of anyone serious or curious about American be-bop.

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Front-to-back Albums: Blackberry Smoke - Find A Light

The guitars are loud. The vocals are set back in the mix. The rhythm section is like a brick wall – impenetrable and imposing. The hooks are catchy and you can play it all loudly without fear of the kids in the next car looking at you like you’re some desperately anachronistic tool.

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