Mavis Staples + Levon Helm: You Got To Move

In 2011, musician Levon Helm (perhaps best known as a vocalist and drummer for The Band) invited legendary recording artist Mavis Staples to his Woodstock studio to record a series of sessions. They would become some one of Helm’s last, as he passed away due to throat cancer in 2012. From these sessions—which will be released by Anti as an album titled Carry Me Home …

Fleetwood Mac: Albatross

This weekend, Peter Green—guitarist, singer-songwriter and Fleetwood Mac co-founder—died in his sleep. He was 73 years old. While playing music as part of British blues band John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Green, drummer Mick Fleetwood and bass guitarist John McVie recorded several songs together and soon formed Fleetwood Mac in 1967. A year later, Green composed “Albatross,” an ambient but haunting instrumental. Though just over …

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From dream-pop to jazzy blues and hip-hop, our favorite tunes this week

Jyoti: ORGONE Super-talented singer, songwriter and producer Georgia Anne Muldrow will release Mama, You Can Bet! this August, under her jazz moniker Jyoti. From the record, “ORGONE” is a minimal but stirring tune, with meandering piano and free-flowing vocals that trace the topic of displacement. The artist explains in a statement the song is multi-faceted and multi-functional, with part of that being “a device for …