This brave song, written about the horror of racism long before the Civil Rights movement, is given a different complexity by Cassandra Wilson.
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There was no small amount of violence in Blind Willie Johnson’s original take, and that’s boldly recaptured in this unheard version by the Staple Singers.
In a rare turn as a leader, Russell Malone reminds us of his canny ability to play with both speed and emotion, power and space.
Robben Ford’s new song is loose, truly collaborative — the opposite of those emailed digital confections so often dubbed “duets” these days.
Death Cab for Cutie show here that they know where they’ve been, but also a determination to carry that experience into vibrant new places.
JJ Grey and Mofro get the forthcoming ‘Ol’ Glory’ off to a spirited start with the joyous, charmingly uncomplicated “Everything is a Song.”
Mahalia Barnes & the Soul Mates + Joe Bonamassa, “Nasty Gal” from Ooh Yea, The Betty Davis Songbook (2015): Exclusive stream
Here is an exclusive stream of Mahalia Barnes’ cover of the irresistibly raunchy Betty Davis funk number “Nasty Gal,” featuring Joe Bonamassa.
Watching “Like You Do” makes you want to boogie to the catchy beat — and hear more from Joe Mandica and his extremely gifted colleagues.
Randy Bachman’s new Neil Young collaboration is a scroungy groover in the tradition of Young’s garage-rattling Crazy Horse projects.
Brian Wilson’s collaboration with fellow Beach Boys alums Al Jardine and David Marks places ‘No Pier Pressure’ into a compelling new context.