He never stops experimenting, never stops surprising, and never stops entertaining.
Rhythm and Blues
‘He mouths at me, Oh my God’: Inside Michael McDonald’s off-the-cuff audition for the Doobie Brothers
They were in the early stages of what became 1976′s ‘Takin’ It to the Streets.’
Filled with depthless longing, “Share Your Love” gave this album an emotional center.
‘I just said immediately — this is it’: Steve Cropper knew he had a hit with this Otis Redding favorite
And it’s not like Cropper hasn’t had a slew of them, from Wilson Pickett to Otis Redding.
‘We really did come full circle’: Live Aid provided worldwide stage as Hall and Oates honored their heroes
Nearly 2 billion watched as Daryl Hall and John Oates did the old Temptations moves.
Not that it’s easy to draw an answer out of the famously even-handed Stax legend.
Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2014 (R&B, Jazz and Blues): Paul Rodgers, Rebirth, Walter Trout, Brad Mehldau, Wilko Johnson + Roger Daltrey
Little other than a sense of soul holds this list together. That’s more than enough.
‘More like brothers than actual friends’: The complicated, but enduring, partnership that is Hall and Oates
Forever linked by music, and by their band name, each is actually very different.
Cropper is set for another European tour with the Animals later this year.
They had the luck of timing and a classic R&B cut. They also had something else.