Tom Cole http://whqr.org en Another Fleetwood Mac Album That's 'Worth A Damn' http://whqr.org/post/another-fleetwood-mac-album-thats-worth-damn This year saw the reissue of two vintage albums by <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/102442872/fleetwood-mac">Fleetwood Mac</a>: the hugely popular <em>Rumours,</em>and the last album to feature the band's founder, Peter Green, called <em>Then Play On</em>.<p>"I think it's one of the most beautiful records and exciting records ever made," <em>Rolling Stone</em> senior writer David Fricke says. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 17:16:00 +0000 Tom Cole 48273 at http://whqr.org Another Fleetwood Mac Album That's 'Worth A Damn' Remembering Jim Hall, A Different Sort Of Guitar God http://whqr.org/post/remembering-jim-hall-different-sort-guitar-god Jim Hall was a guitar god, but not in the sense that he could blaze through a zillion notes a minute. He was worshipped by guitarists around the world, but you'd never know it from talking to him.<p>"I don't really have all that much technique anyway, so I try to the best with what I have you know," he said to me earlier this year.<p>The best he had influenced half a century of jazz musicians, earned him the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master honor and widely designated him as one of the greatest jazz guitarists of all time. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:07:00 +0000 Tom Cole 47378 at http://whqr.org Remembering Jim Hall, A Different Sort Of Guitar God Paramount Records: The Label Inadvertently Crucial To The Blues http://whqr.org/post/paramount-records-label-inadvertently-crucial-blues <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyUFxp1zDRk</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rjznodu3Qfs</p> Sat, 02 Nov 2013 09:33:00 +0000 Tom Cole 45557 at http://whqr.org Paramount Records: The Label Inadvertently Crucial To The Blues Johnny Smith, Revered Guitar Player, Has Died http://whqr.org/post/johnny-smith-revered-guitar-player-has-died <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIuIIqbyEIU</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 21:11:00 +0000 Tom Cole 38146 at http://whqr.org Johnny Smith, Revered Guitar Player, Has Died Richie Havens, Folk Singer Who Opened Woodstock, Has Died http://whqr.org/post/richie-havens-folk-singer-who-opened-woodstock-has-died <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf1B9ktRCkg</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 23:30:00 +0000 Tom Cole 35228 at http://whqr.org Richie Havens, Folk Singer Who Opened Woodstock, Has Died Saving The Sounds Of America http://whqr.org/post/saving-sounds-america We've been able to record sound for over 125 years, but many of the recordings that have been made in that time are in terrible shape. Many more, even recordings made in the past 10 years, are in danger because rapid technological changes have rendered their software obsolete. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 22:22:00 +0000 Tom Cole 31707 at http://whqr.org Saving The Sounds Of America