Archive for February 3rd, 2015

Pops Staples, “Friendship” from Don’t Lose This (2015): One Track Mind

Pops Staples, “Friendship” from Don’t Lose This (2015): One Track Mind

The Staple Singers’ stirring sense of community comes through in every line of “Friendship” from patriarch Pops Staples’ forthcoming posthumous album.

Genesis’ Anthony Phillips on debut album reissue: ‘Those, for me, were the good times’

Genesis’ Anthony Phillips on debut album reissue: ‘Those, for me, were the good times’

Having originally left because he wasn’t interested in Genesis’ ever-more-aggressive touring schedule, Anthony Phillips remains steadfastly solo.

Steve Cropper’s research into then-unknown Wilson Pickett sparked his initial hit: ‘I found some gospel songs’

Steve Cropper’s research into then-unknown Wilson Pickett sparked his initial hit: ‘I found some gospel songs’

Steve Cropper inadvertantly discovered the seeds of Wilson Pickett’s breakthrough song while trying to figure out just who Pickett was.