THE LONG-PLAYING RECORD IS 70 YEARS OLD

On June 21, 1948, Columbia Records held a press conference in New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel, to announce a new way to hear music. The long-playing record became the industry standard for the next 40 years, and is still preferred by many music lovers. The […]

NEW RELEASES FROM TWO OF THE GREATS – TONY HILLIER’S WORLD OF MUSIC

Two of America’s most endearing and enduring troubadours have simultaneously released two of the strongest records of their respective careers 44 years after their debut albums. Loudon Wainwright III and Chris Smither share other characteristics and qualities. Both are uncompromising and committed singer-songwriters whose consummate […]

NEW FOLK SOUNDS FROM ENGLAND – TONY HILLIER’S WORLD OF MUSIC

This week on Tony Hillier’s World of Music, we sample four new folk albums featuring English artists of diverse ages, but they share a connection – they all have a relationship of one form or another with the great British folk-rock pioneer Ashley Hutchings. PLAY […]

VERY DANCEABLE LATIN GROOVES – TONY HILLIER’S WORLD OF MUSIC

New music from guitar legend Carlos Santana this week, and some very danceable Latin grooves on To PLAY LIST Saldeira from the new Santana album Corazon Swingo from the 2007 San Lazaro album Mestizos Urbanos El Ovido – the title track from the Watussi 2011 album   […]