In an industry where more and more artists must take responsibility for promoting their albums and booking their tours, the problems for Big Harp are compounded by the fact its two key members are married — and recent parents.
After Christopher Owens fled the cult he grew up in, he used his musical talent to launch a career. His band, Girls, was an arena-touring success. Now his first solo album, Lysandre, is a reflection on that experience.
Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963 has been called one of the best live albums ever recorded. But it was shelved for more than 20 years by executives at Cooke's record label, who feared what the mainstream would make of his fiery performance.
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