On April 27, Legacy Recordings releases You're Driving Me Crazy, pairing Morrison with Hammond B-3 organ master and trumpeter Joey DeFrancesco. Available on a single CD or two LPs, the album features Morrison's vocals with DeFrancesco's band: drummer Michael Ode, guitarist Dan Wilson and tenor sax man Troy Roberts.

Last year, Morrison, known in recent decades for his aggressive eclecticism, released Versatile, a jazz album that topped the Billboard jazz charts and as of today holds the # 5 position.  It's not his first jazz album.ollows his 1995 How Long Has This Been Going On with Georgie Fame and the 1996 Mose Allison tribute Tell Me Something with Allison, Fame and Ben Sidran. 

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Today Jimmy Page (OBE) turns 73. The former Led Zeppelin guitarist, like everyone else, had to start somewhere. Here's a bit of him well before he became a household word in Britain, much less the world.  The above shot, with his Les Paul Deluxe, was taken during his days as a studio guitarist.  We did this three years ago on his 70th Birthday, but these are new clips, not a rehash of the ones from 2014.  If you missed it,  You can find that blog entry here.

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