The Hound Blog: Put That In Your Pipe and Smoke It!
It is the most fun to read what authentically knowledgable people, who aren't professional reviewers, but may well be professional something else when it comes to music and places and history, think about these books.
The Hound is equally at home in NYC as NO, and knows his music in the way only a guy who owns bars/lounges, programs juke boxes, and has done music radio can.
BTW, Señor K? I think you'd like the Hound's blog, and those that he recommends.