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 Prison Songs

Top 11 Prison Songs

I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison. – W. C. Fields “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley “Jailhouse Rock” was the title song of Elvis Presley‘s 1957 film about an innocent prisoner who later becomes a star. Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller discussed writing “Jailhouse […]

Eric Clapton, Others Named in $5 Million Lawsuit over Unplugged “Corrine, Corrina”

Eric Clapton, Others Named in $5 Million Lawsuit over Unplugged “Corrine, Corrina”

Eric Clapton, the Warner Music Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, EMI Mills Music Inc., Rhino Entertainment, Viacom, Folkways Music Publishers, Hal Leonard LLC, and J.W. Pepper & Sons have each been named in a federal copyright suit in Nashville. The suit, which was filed by Miles Floyd, the step-grandson of the late blues artist Armenter “Bo […]

A Thoughtful Chat with Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens

A Thoughtful Chat with Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens’ seminal 70’s work, Tea For the Tillerman, Teaser and the Firecat and Catch Bull At Four introduced the world to his remarkable gift as a master storyteller. A huge international star, Stevens’ spiritually uplifting and enlightening body of work infused such classic songs as Where Do the Children Play, And I Might Die […]