'Strange Angels: In Flight With Elmore James' does an incredible job of paying homage to songs that are at least 50 years old.
Yet, here are the Rolling Stones, telling us "School is in session, and here is how it's done." Not with malice. Not with a sense of being smug, or full of themselves. No: It is done with a sense of knowing.
'Sad Clowns & Hillbillies' is without question a contemporary masterpiece. This is some of the best writing and music that Mellencamp has ever been kind enough to share with us.
There's a new sound coming from Memphis, but it's as familiar as mom's cooking.
If you aren't already a devotee, this album will not only convert you, but will baptize you in the fire that is Beth Hart.