Post Tagged with: "1960s"

Ricky Skaggs – Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass (2008)

With today’s passing of Earl Scruggs at age 88, we returned to a stirring tribute to the three-finger banjo style of this Country Music Hall of Famer by Ricky Scaggs.

Jerry "Boogie" McCain (1930-2012): An Appreciation

Jerry “Boogie” McCain, the Alabama-born blues harmonica player, has died at age 81. He was best known for a double-sided 1960 hit, “She’s Tough”/”Steady” — the A-side of which was later redone by the Fabulous Thunderbirds.

Forgotten series: The Jelly Bean Bandits – The Jelly Bean Bandits (1967)

Sporting one of the most hilarious names imaginable, the Jelly Bean Bandits were (and in fact, still are, as they reunited several years ago) actually a lot cooler than their silly handle suggests.

Something Else! Featured Artist: Jeff Beck

A certified funky-fusion platinum smash, the George Martin-produced Blow by Blow peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 — hurtling itself to Record You Must Own status for Jeff Beck. So enough of that.

Cannonball Adderley Quintet – Legends Live: Stuttgart, 1969 (2012)

Julian “Cannonball” Adderley is the undisputed leader on this date — the big-hearted, soul-lifting center of every song. But the proper focus here might just be on keyboardist Joe Zawinul

Mort Weiss: A first-take life, with everything from hard times to hard rock

When I first started doing these articles I gave no thought as to the chronological order in which they occurred.

Toots Thielemans – Yesterday and Today (2012)

On April 22, Jean-Baptiste Frederic Isidor “Toots” Thielemans turns 90 years old. Four weeks before that comes a look back on one of the richest and yet disregarded career in jazz music, Yesterday & Today.

Gimme Five: Debut jazz albums, from Herbie Hancock to Wynton Marsalis

Recently, we’ve said goodbye to some jazz greats — including drummer Paul Motian, musician and street poet Gil-Scott Heron, violinist Billy Bang, drummer Joe Morello, and saxophonist James Moody, among others. So, how about switching gears

After years of turmoil, reunited Crosby, Stills and Nash now 'pretty close'

Even as Crosby Stills and Nash, together off and on since 1969, gear up for yet another massive summer U.S. tour, there remains an electric atmosphere when those three voices intertwine.

Ravi Shankar on late former Beatle George Harrison: 'He became like part of me'

Ravi Shankar became both a musical and spiritual influence on George Harrison, as the two forged a deeply personal relationship that still lingers with the sitar master