A look back, a look behind and a killer look out floor-to-ceiling windows. In today's Wall Street Journal, I have three articles I know you will enjoy.
In the Arena section, I interview Boz Scaggs on Memphis (429)—his new album due Tuesday that features covers of his favorite songs and taps into the Al Green sound. Our freewheeling conversation touches on how Boz selects songs to suit his distinctive voice and why he's still trying to outrun his 1976 megahit album Silk Degrees. (Go here)
Also for Arena, you'll find my preview of the new Jimi Hendrix album—People, Hell and Angels (Legacy), a fascinating collection of previously unreleased tracks recorded between 1968 and '69 that's due Tuesday. Here, the guitarist was experimenting with new rock sounds that included jazz, funk, blues and R&B. I interview co-producer John McDermott and bassist Billy Cox, who played with Hendrix in the Army and on the Chitlin' Circuit before becoming a member of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys. (Go here)
And finally, for Mansion, I interview Mike Stoller of Leiber & Stoller fame—co-writer of Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, Stand By Me, Is That All There Is? and many more—on the home he and wife Corky Hale share high above West Hollywood. The view is amazing. (Go here)
JazzWax note: Tomorrow at 12:20 (EST), I'll be Wendy Bounds's guest on Lunch Break—the WSJ's live streaming online video show—to talk about Mike's house. Watch live here.