Guests join guitar great onstage for birthday show at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York.
Goldmine Magazine’s Hall of Fame inducts its 18th group of 10, featuring three great female vocalists, more great bands, the Twist & the Blues
“The solo is arranged so it’s really in-your-face guitar,” says Chaquico. “We argued over every second of it at one point.”
Here’s our Oct. 15, 2012, update on vinyl records, CDs, Blu-rays, DVDs and music-related books. Featured artists include Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Peter Garbriel and Freddie Mercury.
As the world celebrates the 100th birthday of Mississippi Delta blues legend Robert Johnson this spring, a new book about the blues genre and the land where it was born is set for release.
Goldmine says goodbye to these noteworthy men and women in music
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.
In 2004, Rodgers was invited to close the first Annual U.K. Music Hall of Fame Awards show with “All Right Now.” Having just played the song on “The Strat Pack” DVD, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Fender Stratocaster, with Brian May, Rodgers called May to see about performing the song again at the awards show.
Susan Tedeschi and Rory Block offer LPs, Tina and Nina get a little love on reissue projects, plus Beyoncé sizzles as Etta
Boasting previously uncollected live recordings by Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson and others, this blues trilogy veers wildly from archival treasure to mildly disappointing curio.