Chicago’s Alligator Records has billed itself as “Genuine House Rockin’ Music Since 1971.” And founder Bruce Iglauer says “the best is yet to come.”
On “Texas Easy Street Blues,” the itinerant hobo Thomas wants to head back to his native Texas and just sit and watch the world go by.
Columnist Warren Kurtz takes a look at the flip side songs related to the current issue.
Here are some music releases to enjoy in May 2015.
Here are some standout releases to consider next time you’re in your local record store.
Most kids dream what they’ll do when they grow up, be it doctor, professional athlete, teacher, superhero, firefighter, farmer, lawyer, actor, builder, policeman, writer, actor, spy or rock star landed on your radar at one point. But Joe Reagoso’s childhood career goal was more specific — and more importantly, one that he made come true. “Ever since I was a young kid, catching The Beatles and The Monkees on TV, I dreamed of having my own record label,” says Reagoso, who today is president of the Friday Music label.
It’s been 50 years since The Beatles arrived in the U.S. and launched Beatlemania. Here’s a peek at the band’s past and present impact on pop culture.
The Omnivore Recordings’ reissue catalog lives up to the label’s name with a selection of works by diverse artists ranging from The Waitresses to Buck Owens.
Bluesman Charley Patton is unhappy with the ‘Mean Black Cat’ sniffing around his woman. And, as Paramount 12943 explains, he’s irate about her skills, too.
From a small building in Lancaster, Penn., Quentin Jones and business partner Frank Barrett are changing the face of modern rockabilly music.