Latest batch also includes works by Parliament, Bo Diddley and Booker T. and the MG’s
Discoveries columnist Todd Baptista weighs in on a few of the deserving artists who’ve been excluded from The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame but deserve to be there.
New album is a salute to such great Chess Records artists as Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley and others
The monumental influence of Bo Diddley on the development of rock and roll guitar has never been more extensively chronicled than on Hip-O Select’s essential I’m a Man: The Chess Masters, 1955-1958.
This two-CD blockbuster contains all 48 masters the shave-and-a-haircut rhythm wizard waxed for Checker during his most seminal period.
Chicago didn’t give birth the blues. But the genre metamorphosed there. The king of electric post-war Chicago blues was slide guitarist Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield, 1915-83). Filmed in 1981, “Live At Chicagofest” (Shout! Factory) shows him as down-home regal but aging.
Jan & Dean’s early ’60s hits were the perfect musical personification of the sun-and-fun southern California lifestyle: surfing and hot rodding were their twin passions. So, how can you recapture that fun now? And what other new releases are out from your favorites?