Top 11 Rock Songs That Started as Blues and R&B

Top 11 Rock Songs That Started as Blues and R&B

   “White folks hear the blues come out, but they don’t know how it got there.” – Ma Rainey “Time Is on My Side” by Irma Thomas and the Rolling Stones “Time Is on My Side” was written by Jerry Ragovoy for jazz trombonist Kai Winding in 1963. Winding’s version, essentially an instrumental, only included […]

From the Black Crowes to the Magpie Salute: Rich Robinson Q&A

From the Black Crowes to the Magpie Salute: Rich Robinson Q&A

According to Merriam-Webster, one of the definitions of a “magpie” refers to one who collects indiscriminately. In the case of The Magpie Salute, a new 10-piece outfit drawing together three key members of The Black Crowes—Rich Robinson, Marc Ford and Sven Pipien—the groups collects its source material from a myriad of influences to create an expansive […]

Hear George Thorogood Cover Willie Dixon’s ‘Wang Dang Doodle’ – from His New Solo LP ‘Party of One’

Hear George Thorogood Cover Willie Dixon’s ‘Wang Dang Doodle’ – from His New Solo LP ‘Party of One’

On August 4, rock and roll legend George Thorogood will release Party of One, a solo album (his first!) that finds the blues/rock icon paying homage to some of the formative musicians that helped shape his career. The record is a return by Thorogood to Rounder Records, with whom he and the Destroyers released their […]

Gary Clark Jr. Releasing ‘Live North America 2016’ Album on March 17, Ahead of Shows with Eric Clapton

Gary Clark Jr. Releasing ‘Live North America 2016’ Album on March 17, Ahead of Shows with Eric Clapton

Gifted guitar virtuoso Gary Clark Jr. has had a busy few years, touring around the world and increasing his profile on a global level. On March 17, he’ll release Live North America 2016, a record featuring new and previously unreleased live selections from some of his many concerts over the past year. Live, GCJ is […]

Turn Me On: Hamish Anderson

Turn Me On: Hamish Anderson

The next time you’re at one of those parties where a trivia game breaks out and the question gets asked, “Who was the last person to open a show for the late, great B.B. King,” you can go ahead and smirk knowingly as you boldly and confidently answer that it was Hamish Anderson, a then-23-year-old […]

Watch Doyle Bramhall II’s ‘Mama Can’t Help You’ Video, New LP ‘Rich Man’ Out 9/30

Watch Doyle Bramhall II’s ‘Mama Can’t Help You’ Video, New LP ‘Rich Man’ Out 9/30

Doyle Bramhall II will return on September 30 with a new album called Rich Man, and earlier this week the blues/rock guitarist premiered a video for a song called Mama Can’t Help You. Featuring legendary drummer James Gadson behind the kit, the song is a fantastic few minutes of blues power: Rich Man, Bramhall’s first album since […]

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