Little Feat, fronted by former Frank Zappa protege Lowell George, was one of the most admired bands in the ’70s.
Bobby Bland was the man! Bland was out of Memphis and had a voice and style all his own, the perfect mix between blues and soul.
“Stitches” is the title track from the forthcoming album by Califone. On a foundation of organ chords, squalls of barely controlled guitar feedback and drum machine blast-beats perfectly frame the evocative lyrics.
The music world lost an unsung hero this weekend. JJ Cale, whose songs were turned into hits by Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash, Jerry Garcia, Santana and many more passed away at 74.
In college I always dismissed bluesman Taj Mahal because all the hippies dug him. Turns out, I was completely wrong about him. Check out one of my favorites, “Farther on Down the Road,” by the man right here.
It would be impossible for me to pick out my favorite Grateful Dead song but “US Blues” sums up my summertime tours with the Grateful Dead perfectly.
Hey, if Billboard can unashamedly repurpose content, then so can we!
Time to roll down the car windows, fire up the grill, re-up the sunblock, and get into all kinds of summer tunes. Our personal best-of-summer list runs the gamut from cool to hot, easy-listening to classic pop-punk.
For today’s song of the day I turn to my all-time favorite blues pianist, Otis Spann. It is usually blues guitarists who get all the glory so I wanted to give this great pianist his shine. If you think hip-hop is gangsta then you haven’t heard this!