No matter which musical direction guitarist Nancy Wilson chooses, she will remain a rock ‘n’ roll treasure. And here are the 10 albums that led her to a musical career.
“God Moves On the Water” was recorded by Blind Willie Johnson for Columbia Records in New Orleans when representatives from the great label of the North went on a field expedition throughout Louisiana to try and find regional talent. It’s safe to say they hit the jackpot with the blind singing songwriting preaching Texan.
Mac Rebennack was run out of his native New Orleans when he was 28 and told to never come back. In Los Angeles, after becoming the go-to guy of recording sessions, he rechristened himself Dr. John, The Night Tripper, and recorded his debut as a solo artist, one of the greatest albums of all-time, 1968’s “Gris-Gris.” Dr. John, now 77, goes over all the fine ingredients that make up this 50-year-old album.
Randy Bachman, the co-founder of The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, has embarked on a striking new musical venture — reimagining George Harrison’s music on the album “By George – By Bachman” which was released this March. Our Goldmine interview highlights the evolution of the album and the motivation behind Bachman’s tribute.
We spoke with British singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading about her new album Not Too Far Away, featuring the empowering anthem “No More Pain” and her other lyrical masterpieces, and reflect on songs from the ‘70s and ‘80s from her A&M years. …
An indie spotlight on Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Jessie Kilguss to Americana’s Mammals.
The HBO documentary provides an Elvis for the 21st Century with soundtrack sets (with film score by Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready) that deliver the same impact.
This month’s podcast focuses on John Brennan’s desire to collect and the stories behind his autographs. Starting this week, much of Brennan’s autograph collection will be auctioned off.
We celebrate Mother’s Day in the U.S., looking back at the 50th anniversary of Mary Hopkin’s debut single on Apple, “Those Were the Days,” with her daughter Jessica Lee Morgan, and explore music from both mother and daughter.
Win a copy of “Playing Chess” on vinyl, featuring 11 covers from the classic Chess label, and read an interview with singer Elise LeGrow.