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 Rock N’ Roll

Top 11 Songs About Rock N’ Roll

Rock and Roll: Music for the neck downwards. – Keith Richards Below,  enjoy Frank Mastropolo’s new Top 11 Rock N’ Roll Songs, but note: The absence of Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock and Roll” is not an egregious omission, but a conscious choice. You see, that song appeared on our Top 11 Geezer Songs list […]

Jeff Beck: The Interview

Jeff Beck: The Interview

“All I can tell you is that I never dwell on anything that’s been reasonably successful,” guitar legend Jeff Beck says as we begin the first of two lengthy conversations, focused on his new album, Loud Hailer, out July 15th, and his deluxe photo memoir BECK01, out now from Genesis Publications. “I guess it’s my […]

Tom Jones: The Interview

Tom Jones: The Interview

Welsh-born singer Tom Jones is renowned as an exciting and dynamic stage performer boasting a powerful and gritty voice that could move mountains. Jones first broke through in the U.S. in the mid ’60s with a slate of pop hits numbering What’s New Pussycat? and It’s Not Unusual. And while his new autobiography, Over the Top and […]

John Fogerty: A ‘Fortunate Son’ Speaks (The Interview)

John Fogerty: A ‘Fortunate Son’ Speaks (The Interview)

Good fortune may have smiled upon John Fogerty, but he damn well earned it. In his candid and gripping new autobiography, Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music, his life jumps off the page with the same sweeping power as the classic songs he’s penned over the years about steamboats, bayous and green rivers. It’s a […]

Dave Edmunds: They Call It Rock (Interview)

Dave Edmunds: They Call It Rock (Interview)

Wedged between the primal heavy metal thunder of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Iron Butterfly and the introspective Laurel Canyon singer/songwriter fare ala Carole King, James Taylor and Joni Mitchell, Dave Edmunds’ 1970 solo smash single, I Hear You Knocking, a cover of Smiley Lewis chestnut, sounded like a lost musical missive plucked from the […]