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 […]

Top 11 Songs About Booze

Top 11 Songs About Booze

“I drink too much. The last time I gave a urine sample it had an olive in it.” – Rodney Dangerfield “The No No Song” by Ringo Starr Singer-songwriter Hoyt Axton was inspired to write “The No No Song” the morning after a losing bout with booze and drugs. “I was afraid if I looked […]

Top 11 Nonsense Songs

Top 11 Nonsense Songs

“The world is naturally averse to all truth it sees or hears but swallows nonsense and a lie with greediness and gluttony.” – Samuel Butler Fans of songs with silly titles like In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo and Sookie Sookie, you’ve come to the right place. Nonsense songs Be-Bop-A-Lula and Bama Lama Bama Loo […]

Turn Me On: The Record Company

Turn Me On: The Record Company

For his latest entry in our Turn Me On category, KCSN 88.5 FM’s Jim Nelson profiles the Record Company… Three seconds. That’s about all it took. The unrelenting, circular bass line that sends The Record Company’s Off the Ground into a sick, deep groove, got me in about three seconds. It could have been the […]

Carlos Santana – The Interview

Carlos Santana – The Interview

Alchemy. It’s that magic, intangible ingredient that determines the creative heights one can achieve in a collaborative process. Over the course of three landmark albums, Santana, Abraxas and Santana III, the members of the legendary San Francisco outfit proved time and time again how the perfect musical alchemy could create a wondrous tapestry of timeless, […]

Top 11 New Year’s Resolution Songs

Top 11 New Year’s Resolution Songs

If you haven’t yet made your New Year’s resolutions, we’re here to help. We’ve listed the Top 11 songs about bad habits you should resolve to change in 2015. Most people will find one or two of their behaviors here. If you need to make all 11 of these New Year’s resolutions, seek professional help… […]

Listen: Bob Dylan’s Cover of John Lee Hooker’s ‘Tupelo’, from ‘The Basement Tapes’ (Audio)

Listen: Bob Dylan’s Cover of John Lee Hooker’s ‘Tupelo’, from ‘The Basement Tapes’ (Audio)

The fancy, long-in-the-works box set celebrating Bob Dylan‘s Basement Tapes will finally be released next month (on November 4) – and to ramp up anticipation another song from the set has surfaced online. Below, stream Dylan’s archival take on John Lee Hooker‘s blues classic Tupelo (h/t Stereogum): Three other songs showed up online today with […]

Blues Musician Walter Trout in Need of Liver Transplant – Fundraising Campaign Launched

Blues Musician Walter Trout in Need of Liver Transplant – Fundraising Campaign Launched

Walter Trout, noted blues guitarist/musician who has worked professionally with Canned Heat, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, John Lee Hooker, and other famous musicians over the years, is in a serious medical situation. He has been dealing with liver disease for the past few months, but things have suddenly taken a turn for the worse. As a […]