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Aerosmith- Rocks 45th- Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford, Joey Kramer

Aerosmith "Rocks". It was a declarative statement in Spring 1976 with no equivocation. If Toys in the Attic  a year earlier had been the definitive mid-Seventies   American hard rock statement, then Aerosmith Rocks  made it musically imperative with "Back in the Saddle", "Sick as a Dog", the clever sequel to "Toys..." with "Rats in the Cellar", and another infectious Steven Tyler/Brad Whitford hit, "Last Child". 

Edgar Winter- Best

This is an overview of the Best of Edgar Winter. Songs include "Tobacco Road","Keep Playing That Rock'n'Roll","Still Alive and Well" with big brother Johnny Winter and Rick Derringer; "Dying to Live"; "Easy Street" from 1974's Shock Treatment;  and three hits from They Only Come Out at Night,  "Free Ride","Hangin' Around", and the #1 song in 1973, "Frankenstein".

Stevie Ray Vaughan- Best pt 2

As Double Trouble drummer Chris Layton told me of first experiencing Stevie Ray Vaughan’s extraordinary guitar talent from outside an Austin nightclub , I had to smile . Like Chris , I had not actually seen the young blues guitarist the first time I heard him play live , but the memory is burned into my mind . It was February 4 , 1984 as I was anchoring the live network broadcast interviews of the myriad of performers at the annual Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam backstage at Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium . Over ten years the Volunteer Jam had grown into an annual pilgrimage by the biggest names then in American rock music , featuring in one night the Charlie Daniels Band , the Marshall Tucker Band , Lynyrd Skynyrd , the Allman Brothers Band, Molly Hatchet , the Outlaws , plus Billy Joel ,Emmylou Harris , and Ted Nugent !

Chris Whitley-Living With the Law- Dallas 7-91

Although Chris Whitley's birth certificate listed Houston Texas as his birthplace, by the time the eclectic modern bluesman's untimely death in 2005 at age 45, Chris had lived all over the world. Sensing a rare authenticity and smoldering passion upon the release of his major label debut Living With the Law in Summer 1991...