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For the debut Bartlett's anthology of black quotations, editor Retha Powers wanted to capture the personal, the political and the artistic. "When you think about black history, you think about touch points like slavery, colonialism, apartheid,"
Video Video Robbie Robertson in 2005 The Globe and Mail Music Robertson, famously and formerly the Band's songwriting guitarist, has co-authored Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music That Changed the World , a coffee-table book written with a special eye
How do you write a song as great as something by Otis Redding? You fall for someone who says, Write a song for me as great as something by Otis Redding and I'll love you forever. Written by frontman Ben Nichols, Lucero's Breathless Love shines like a
Soul Witness How a Memphis record label became a hit-producing machine during the civil rights era Douglas Wolk For most of Stax Records' initial run, from roughly 1961 to 1975, its headquarters on Memphis, Tennessee's McLemore Avenue was the capitol
October 12, 2013 Swamp-rock doesn't come much more swampy or rocky than This River ...John's River near Grey's childhood home (Jacksonville, Florida) and stewed in a pressure cooker stocked by Tony Joe White, Stax Records, Creedence Clearwater
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Booker T. Jones rocked the house at the Bear's Den on September 27. The multi talented Jones played at the Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel in Niagara Falls, New York. The Memphis born Jones got his
September 11, 2013 While everyone else seems to have been attending jazz festivals, I've been flying under the radar with film and TV music jobs, so I haven't had the time to write about the summer's recorded music treasures, and it has been
The Memphis Music Hall of Fame is scheduled to announce 13 new members who will make up its second class of inductees. Hall officials will name the 13 inductees in a news conference Tuesday afternoon. The Hall of Fame inducted its first class of 25
Suggested Topics Scott Redding needs no reminder from a sports psychologist of his strategy for bringing a world motorcycling championship to Britain for the first time in 36 years, for the two-line mantra is tattooed onto his inner left forearm.
Elvis Presley, Elvis At Stax: Deluxe Edition, (RCA/Legacy) Posted by Gillian G. Gaar (RCA/Legacy) Elvis At Stax: Deluxe Edition, a 3 CD set that contains all the tracks that Elvis Presley recorded at the Memphis-based Stax studio in 1973 (home to