Archive for July 11th, 2014

Charlie Haden (1937-2014): An Appreciation

Charlie Haden (1937-2014): An Appreciation

Much more than a jazz musician, Haden was a virtuoso of all American music.

Jim McCarty chuckles over the Yardbirds’ fashion experiments: ‘We looked like ice cream men’

Jim McCarty chuckles over the Yardbirds’ fashion experiments: ‘We looked like ice cream men’

The Yardbirds stalwart drummer blames this one on their “crazy manager.”

Steve Hackett – Genesis Revisited: Live at Royal Albert Hall (2014)

Steve Hackett – Genesis Revisited: Live at Royal Albert Hall (2014)

The Genesis guitarist shines beneath Royal Albert Hall’s vaulted opera-house ceilings.

Steve Cropper opens up on his favorite new band: ‘The real Southern soul roots of music’

Steve Cropper opens up on his favorite new band: ‘The real Southern soul roots of music’

Not that it’s easy to draw an answer out of the famously even-handed Stax legend.

Forgotten series: Val Stöecklein – Grey Life (1969)

Forgotten series: Val Stöecklein – Grey Life (1969)

Not long after leaving the Blue Things, Stöecklein laid bare his deepest yearnings and despair.

Royal Southern Brotherhood – HeartSoulBlood (2014)

Royal Southern Brotherhood – HeartSoulBlood (2014)

They plunge a ladle deep into the Deep South’s bubbling gumbo pot of musical influences.

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