12 items by Gary Von Tersch

  • Shakedown Street

    Shakedown Street | ALBUM REVIEW

    With few exceptions, Shakedown Street, rife with blind intersections, comes across as an artistic dead end. The punch that producer Keith Olsen provided on Terrapin Station, the Grateful Dead's last LP, has all but vanished here, and...

    March 8, 1979 12:00 AM ET
  • Can't Get No Grindin'

    Can't Get No Grindin' | ALBUM REVIEW

    Muddy Waters has caught up to his legend and made an album of straight Chicago blues, sounding as fiery and nasty as he managed to 20 years ago. His unjustly ignored guitar acts as a fine counterpoint...

    April 11, 1974 12:00 AM ET
  • Hooteroll?

    Hooteroll? | ALBUM REVIEW

    I just found out last Friday that Jerry Garcia buys his comics from the same little shop in Mill Valley that I purchase mine at. As I was searching through some old Marvels, looking for a few...

    November 11, 1971 12:00 AM ET
  • Lovejoy

    Lovejoy | ALBUM REVIEW

    Albert King cut his first blues for Parrot records in 1952 and has seen ups and downs in the nearly twenty years that followed, as he pursued the career of an urban bluesman. In succeeding years he...

    September 30, 1971 12:00 AM ET
  • The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions

    The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions | ALBUM REVIEW

    Two new vivid collections of blues from Chess records. The Wolf album is the latest in a long line of recent blues Super Session enclaves (includes Clapton, Winwood, Wyman and Watts) that rates among the most successful...

    September 30, 1971 12:00 AM ET
  • Endless Boogie [Beat Goes On]

    Endless Boogie [Beat Goes On] | ALBUM REVIEW

    The black blues legends playing with the white up-and-comers. I guess Sonny Boy Williamson II started it all about six years ago with his Live With the Yardbirds album. Successive years have seen a record-rack full of...

    April 29, 1971 12:00 AM ET
  • Indianola Mississippi Seeds

    Indianola Mississippi Seeds | ALBUM REVIEW

    These two faultless discs span the recording career of the most popular and innovative urban bluesman of the past two decades. The man, of course, is Riley "Blues Boy" King and the albums speak for themselves —...

    December 24, 1970 12:00 AM ET
  • Cucumber Castle

    Cucumber Castle | ALBUM REVIEW

    So you thought that the Bee Gees had orchestrated and harmonized themselves out for a while after Odessa? Well, not so. In fact, they have multiplied. Within the last two months two more albums in the continuing...

    June 25, 1970 12:00 AM ET
  • Ladies of the Canyon

    Ladies of the Canyon | ALBUM REVIEW

    Along with the other established ladies of folkdom, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Judy Collins, both Mrs. Harris and Miss Mitchell have been around a while, Some brilliant chick folksingers have vanished — Judy Henske, Alice Stuart and Rosalie...

    June 11, 1970 12:00 AM ET
  • Band of Gypsys

    Band of Gypsys | ALBUM REVIEW

    This is the album that Hendrix "owed" Capitol for releasing him over to Reprise Records and significantly, it isn't a studio effort, as his Reprise albums have been. Which is not to imply that it is...

    May 28, 1970 12:00 AM ET
  • Sweet Baby James

    Sweet Baby James | ALBUM REVIEW

    Last August James Taylor was quoted in Rolling Stone thusly: "I hope my next album will be simpler. It has to be, because the music is simple and a big production job just buries all my intentions."...

    April 30, 1970 12:00 AM ET
  • Neil Young

    Neil Young | ALBUM REVIEW

    This album by Neil Young (formerly of the Buffalo Springfield) and various friends is a flowing tributary from the over-all Springfield river of twangs, breathless vocals and slim yet stout instrumentation. Especially vivid is Young's sense of...

    April 5, 1969 12:00 AM ET