Blues

JJ Grey and Mofro, “Every Minute” from Ol’ Glory (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

JJ Grey and Mofro, “Every Minute” from Ol’ Glory (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

The Florida-based JJ Grey and Mofro return to make an absolutely heavenly, cross-pollinated racket — like a bourbon tabernacle hootenanny.

Randy Bachman + Peter Frampton, “Heavy Blues” (2015): One Track Mind

Randy Bachman + Peter Frampton, “Heavy Blues” (2015): One Track Mind

Randy Bachman catches a flinty blues-rock groove in the muscular trio style of the late 1960s. A guitar battle with Peter Frampton then ups the ante.

‘Stack O’ Lee’ didn’t come easy on John Oates’ new live set: ‘I literally couldn’t play it’

‘Stack O’ Lee’ didn’t come easy on John Oates’ new live set: ‘I literally couldn’t play it’

Eleven hours into work on ‘Another Good Road,’ John Oates decided to cover his old favorite ‘Stack O’ Lee.’ It proved more difficult than he’d imagined.

Steve Cropper discusses Pops Staples’ underrated contributions: ‘Everybody wanted to copy that’

Steve Cropper discusses Pops Staples’ underrated contributions: ‘Everybody wanted to copy that’

Pops Staples’ vocals with the Staple Singers tend to define his modern legend. But he had an impact on Steve Cropper in an entirely different way.

Ex-Yardbirds Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton share a complicated relationship: ‘Shut up, I’m here now!’

Ex-Yardbirds Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton share a complicated relationship: ‘Shut up, I’m here now!’

When Jeff Beck arrived with the Yardbirds nearly 50 years ago, the departing Eric Clapton’s legend loomed large. He then set about dismantling it.

Gregg Allman prepares his next, typically uncategorizable move: ‘Everybody seems to want some kind of label’

Gregg Allman prepares his next, typically uncategorizable move: ‘Everybody seems to want some kind of label’

Gregg Allman has turned his attention to a new solo album. Just don’t ask him to define it — or even nail down an exact release date.

Muddy Waters – Hard Again (1977): On Second Thought

Muddy Waters – Hard Again (1977): On Second Thought

Released on on January 10, 1977, Muddy Waters’ ‘Hard Again’ marked the kind of comeback you expect from the great ones.

Lead Belly, “Princess Elizabeth” from Lead Belly: Smithsonian-Folkways Collection (2015)

Lead Belly, “Princess Elizabeth” from Lead Belly: Smithsonian-Folkways Collection (2015)

A previously unheard song finds Lead Belly singing about an event both literally and figuratively a world away from his life in the piney woods.

Jeff Golub (1955-2015): An Appreciation

Jeff Golub (1955-2015): An Appreciation

Something Else! remembers multi-faceted guitarist Jeff Golub, who succumbed to progressive supranuclear palsy today at just 59 years old.

Yardbirds’ impact on Foghat goes beyond nod in ‘Honey Hush': ‘That was a spectacular night’

Yardbirds’ impact on Foghat goes beyond nod in ‘Honey Hush': ‘That was a spectacular night’

Foghat made an overt reference on “Honey Hush” to the Yardbirds’ Jeff Beck-era update of “Train Kept A-Rollin’.” Their connection goes further back.