Folk-singer John Prine's song, "Illegal Smile," has long been regarded as an ode to marijuana. However, he begged to differ. Prine passed away from the coronavirus on April 7.
This scoring version of Sly and the Family Stone's "I Want to Take You Higher" is peak Blues Traveler, a deep cut buried in the annals of artists stepping up to doing good. Recorded in 1995, it appears on "Hempilation: Freedom Is NORML."
Massachusetts garage rockers the Prefab Messiahs have a new album, "Pyschsploitation Today," and a groovy animated video for their song, "Monster Riff."
The Moody Blues, who will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Apr. 14, featured their psychedelic masterpiece, "Legend of a Mind," on the 1968 album "In Search of the Lost Chord." Also known as "Timothy Leary's Dead," Flautist Ray Thomas, who passed away on Jan. 5, wrote the song.
"The Days Between" concludes Aug. 9, the day Jerry Garcia died in 1995. He was born Aug. 1, 75 years ago. We celebrate his life with this solo acoustic version of "High Time," recorded in 1970.