The Kingsmen – “Big & Live” (1973)

The Kingsmen – “Big & Live” (1973)

Who would have thought that when 1973 began, the Kingsmen would end the year with the release of what would become one of the most iconic live albums ever made? I’m sure Foxie had dreams of all the things that “could be” when he forged through re-building the Kingsmen...
The Kingsmen – May Day / Turn Your Radio On / It’s Time to Ring the Bell / Johnny Parrack Out Front / Sing A Lot of Gospel / What the Folks Want to Hear / Just Plain Singin’ / Rev Everett Beverly & Sister Anna Laura (1972/1973)

The Kingsmen – May Day / Turn Your Radio On / It’s Time to Ring the Bell / Johnny Parrack Out Front / Sing A Lot of Gospel / What the Folks Want to Hear / Just Plain Singin’ / Rev Everett Beverly & Sister Anna Laura (1972/1973)

I’ve had several comments over the last few months about tackling a male quartet. It makes sense that since my favorite male quartet is the Kingsmen, that we start with them! But where do I start with such a massive discography? For the sake of time, we’re going to...
The Paynes – “God Wants You” (1989)

The Paynes – “God Wants You” (1989)

For their second album with RiverSong (and their last recording before the group disbanded in late 1990), the Paynes went back with Vic Clay as producer. “God Wants You” goes back to that more rustic approach that made their “Rapture” album such a delectable...