Rhythm and Blues

‘A classic album that is really timeless': John Oates picks his favorite Hall and Oates moment

‘A classic album that is really timeless': John Oates picks his favorite Hall and Oates moment

“I like some of the more obscure records,” John Oates admits.

‘We couldn’t make fun of our music': The Blues Brothers overcame big questions with Briefcase Full of Blues

‘We couldn’t make fun of our music': The Blues Brothers overcame big questions with Briefcase Full of Blues

That tough backing group showed how seriously they took things.

‘They started nicknaming me the Colonel': Hilarious moment led to new moniker for Steve Cropper

‘They started nicknaming me the Colonel': Hilarious moment led to new moniker for Steve Cropper

Steve Cropper says his direct approach actually traces back to childhood.

Something Else! sneak peek: Mavis Staples + North Mississippi All-Stars, “I’ve Been Buked” (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Mavis Staples + North Mississippi All-Stars, “I’ve Been Buked” (2014)

“Mercy!” Staples crows. “Oooh boy, you’re banging on that guit-fiddle!”

Forgotten series: RPM Records Sampler: How’s About That Then? (2005)

Forgotten series: RPM Records Sampler: How’s About That Then? (2005)

Check this out!: Leo Sayer gets downright funky. Yes, Leo Sayer.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Don’t Do It” from Live at the Academy of Music (2013)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Don’t Do It” from Live at the Academy of Music (2013)

They create something deeper than what came before – something harder to quantify.

‘He did it the one time only': How an ad lib changed everything for Steve Cropper

‘He did it the one time only': How an ad lib changed everything for Steve Cropper

Decades later, this kind of off-the-cuff aside is increasingly rare.

‘Man, you’re out of your mind!': The time John Oates almost gave away a Hall and Oates charttopper

‘Man, you’re out of your mind!': The time John Oates almost gave away a Hall and Oates charttopper

John Oates had started writing it for one of their main influences.

One Track Mind: Prince, “Clouds” from Art Official Age (2014)

One Track Mind: Prince, “Clouds” from Art Official Age (2014)

Nastily elastic, fantastically dense, this heralds a new age. Or, really, an old one.

Dr. John – Ske-Dat-De-Dat: Spirit of Satch (2014)

Dr. John – Ske-Dat-De-Dat: Spirit of Satch (2014)

He never stops experimenting, never stops surprising, and never stops entertaining.