Now, the aficionados will say, Well, yeah, I knew there was some blues in the palette of these artists. But note, I used the word primarily. I don’t think the first word that comes to mind for any of these people is blues. What got … Continue reading Blues Songs by Artists Who Are Not Primarily Blues Singers
I know many people do not give a shit about the Hall. But frankly, it is no better or worse than any of these types of things. Witness the Baseball Hall of Fame where they recently inducted (the great) David Ortiz but shunned guys like … Continue reading The 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Are Announced
I heard Kate Bush on the radio the other day and the idea for this post sprang into my head. I’ve already written about Janis Joplin, Linda Ronstadt, Chrissie Hynde, Bonnie Raitt, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and pioneer band Fanny. (Stevie Nicks will have her day.) … Continue reading Let Us Now Praise the Women. Who. Rock!
The third in a random series of posts on how we listen to music. Part 1 is here, part 2 is here. Try though I might, I can’t remember anything specific music-wise about the year 1981. New wave had been around for a couple of … Continue reading Radio, Radio (3) MTV to CD