An Archival Conversation with the Late Glen Campbell

An Archival Conversation with the Late Glen Campbell

The passing of country legend Glen Campbell earlier this year elicited warm tributes and outpourings of love and memories from those he impacted. Below, enjoy an archival interview with him, as conducted by Rock Cellar’s Ken Sharp a few years back, as our own tribute to the iconic Campbell. ——————————- Music fans first met Glen Campbell […]

Frank Sinatra ‘Ultimate Christmas’ 20-Song Collection Coming 10/6 — Just in Time for the Holidays

Frank Sinatra ‘Ultimate Christmas’ 20-Song Collection Coming 10/6 — Just in Time for the Holidays

As the seasons change and summer turns into fall, that means one thing: Holiday albums are coming. That’s definitely the case now that Capitol/UMe and Frank Sinatra Enterprises have put together a new release showcasing 20 holiday recordings from the legendary singer. Ultimate Christmas will be released on October 6. For three selections, Frank is […]

Top 11 New York City Songs

Top 11 New York City Songs

“New York now leads the world’s great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn’t make a sudden move.” – David Letterman (Editor’s Note: As this list curates songs from the folk/classic rock realm, it does not feature Frank Sinatra’s classic “Theme From ‘New York New York,” though that has been added here […]

New from Bob Dylan: Stream His Cover of ‘My One and Only Love,’ Made Famous by Frank Sinatra and Nelson Riddle in 1953

New from Bob Dylan: Stream His Cover of ‘My One and Only Love,’ Made Famous by Frank Sinatra and Nelson Riddle in 1953

On March 31, Bob Dylan will add to his exhaustive musical catalog with Triplicate, a three-disc, 30-song collection of American standards. Among the artists covered by the Nobel Prize-winning songwriter/cultural icon are Charles Strause and Lee Adams and Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler, among many others. On Friday, Dylan premiered a song from the collection, his […]

Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Ray Charles in 1983

Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Ray Charles in 1983

(Photo by: Glen LaFerman www.glenlaferman.com) Interviewing Ray Charles back in 1983 was like interviewing a man who had conquered the world and done it all. Ray was like an explorer seeking out new lands or a great warrior defeating his enemies in battles that were stacked against him. He was afraid of nothing, and though […]

Bob Dylan Covers Frank Sinatra’s ‘All the Way’ for ‘Fallen Angels’ LP – Listen

Bob Dylan Covers Frank Sinatra’s ‘All the Way’ for ‘Fallen Angels’ LP – Listen

Bob Dylan’s new covers album Fallen Angels will arrive next month (on May 20, to be exact). Dylan recently premiered his interpretation of Melancholy Mood, a song originally recorded as Frank Sinatra‘s first b-side. Today, Dylan released another song from Fallen Angels, and it’s another Sinatra cover — this time of All the Way. Listen […]

100-Song ‘Ultimate Sinatra’ Set Coming Soon for Frank’s 100th Birthday

100-Song ‘Ultimate Sinatra’ Set Coming Soon for Frank’s 100th Birthday

On April 21, a special box set commemorating the timeless music of Frank Sinatra will be released in celebration of his 100th birthday. Titled Ultimate Sinatra, the 100-song collection comes packaged as a 4-CD set, or a number of other versions: Available in 25-track CD, 26-track digital, 24-track 180-gram 2LP, and deluxe, 101-track 4CD and digital editions, Ultimate […]