Monthly Archives: February 2008

Yes, America, Amy Winehouse Is a Star

Five – count ‘em – five Grammys. Amy Winehouse nearly matched Christopher Cross‘ achievement back in 1980, the year he won all four “general field” awards (Album, Record, Song, and Best New …

Anglo For Your Ear: Simply Red’s “Stars”

No longer “Holding Back the Years,” Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall had put on some pudge and a few wrinkles by the time “Stars” came out in 1991. But he’s still in great voice here: he goes from a dusky …

Anglo For Your Ear: Level 42’s “Lessons In Love”

There have been only a handful of singer-bassists in rock music. Of course, that group includes many greats – Sting, Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, Jack Bruce of Cream, Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy, soul singer Me’Shell …