rRatza Fraz. on Kent State University, May 4,… “Manifest Destiny”… on American Exceptionalism: Manif… Roy B Fan on ROY BUCHANAN – THE MESSI… online blogging jobs on Michael Jackson, The Media, De… blogging jobs online on If Women Are This Tough, Why A…
- Warren, Ohio: Police, The Secret Service and Nixon's Parade Route
- NEWS? We Don't Need No Stinkin' NEWS!
- I Want to Go to CUBA!!!
- Is Bigger Better?
- Dear Diary, What a Day It's Been.
- Commit for Change: What's Your Pledge?
- Screaming Headless Torsos: Vinnie
- Foreclosures Peak: This Old House Is Not a Home
- Murder, Lost Innocence and John Coltrane's "Alabama"
- Baaa Baaa Bachman: Minnesota's "Black Sheep"
Category Archives: Fusion
One of my favorite chicken-scratch/fusion funk/”southern-fried” (but not “southern”) confections of the late ’60s/early ’70s was Rhinoceros — a concocted “supergroup” conceived and assembled by management at Elektra Records — a label that among other distinctions, recorded at Jimi Hendrix‘s … Continue reading
Ever since I first heard Tower of Power, I was drawn to them. Their red-hot chops, superb vocals and up-tempo crossover jazz-funk makes toes tap and asses wiggle, even among those not prone to do either. Through decades, they’ve weathered … Continue reading
I’ve been sleeping under a rock. I so enjoyed HBO’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Anniversary show that I watched it several times. One of the reasons was Jeff Beck’s performances, which featured an exceptionally talented bassist, Tal Wilkenfeld. … Continue reading
Martin Sexton is truly an independent artist. Having become disgruntled with his original contracts, he started his own label. Rich by no means, Sexton works when he wants to and makes enough to keep going. His is a true passion for what he does and it shows. Continue reading
It’s hard for me to recall a time when Ry Cooder wasn’t off in the background somewhere doing something few other musicians seemed all that interested in. For decades, Ry has been a musician’s musician, highly regarded as writer, session player, musicologist, collaborator, multi-instrumentalist, roots music enthusiast, producer and all-around performer. Continue reading
Another twist this week for the Friday Night Concert series…ever navigate YouTube searching out different versions of one song? It can surprise. I started searching Asleep at the Wheel clips (just one), intending to feature it and them. If you … Continue reading
When I was in college, my eyes were opened to jazz. As a singer, I had always learned and performed by ear but I was fortunate to become friends with trained musicians who were well-versed in jazz, blessed with the … Continue reading
My wife and I had the pleasure of seeing Seal live in an old, restored theater when he had just “broken through”. It was much different than this but like this, his performance that night shares a silky precision, superb … Continue reading
Friday Night Concert Clip(s)- Jeff Beck: “Pork-Pie Hat/Brush w/the Blues, Charlie Mingus: “Good-Bye Pork-Pie Hat”
One of the best guitarists I’ve ever heard is Jeff Beck. So, what? That’s like saying Mohamed Ali was a braggart. But the more I listen to Jeff Beck as I get older, the more amazed I am at what he knew about the instrument and music in general when we were younger. Continue reading