Baseball can be used to explain just about anything. Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton presents a problem that somebody who runs a music blog runs into once in a...
In 1994, ZZ Top was offered $1 million apiece by Gillette to shave their beards for a television commercial. The good news is that both lead guitarist Billy Gibbons and bass player Dusty Hill refused. The irony is that the only clean shaven person in the band is drummer Frank Beard.
Marley is one of the most compelling and influential musical personalities and performers of the 20th century, and it's no exaggeration to say that The Wailers are The Beatles of Reggae. Check out "Stir it Up."
Apparently, her fellow Australian musicians indeed are fond of her. Many made cameos in her video "Elevator Operator."
There is no American musician more important than Armstrong. It's a combination of talent, where history put him and, above all, an indomitable spirit. Check out a duet with the great Danny Kaye.
He went in and out of style while he was alive, but Johnny Cash now is an icon. Streissguth, a professor at LeMoyne College, has written extensively about Cash and country music.
Valerie June Hockett was born in Tennessee, lived in Memphis and has relocated to Brooklyn. You are in for a treat if you aren't familiar with her.
'Hit the Road Jack,' which was written by Percy Mayfield, clocks in at about 2 minutes. That's not long--but enough to be one of Charles' three number ones.
In addition to writing great songs, Russell was a member of The Wrecking Crew and pivotal to Mad Dogs and Englishmen. Check out a long studio session video which also features the great JJ Cale.
It's ironic that a song often is pivotal in a movie that is not primarily about music. Check out some special moments
He, along with Keith Moon and a couple of others, defined the instrument for rock. To say Baker was not a beloved figure is an understatement, however.
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Above is a great video of Duke Ellington performing one of the most important jazz pieces ever, the beautiful “Mood Indigo.” John Lamb is the bassist and...
One of the best places to find a certain type of pop music is in television commercials. These songs generally have great hooks and a unique and distinctive sound. The...
The Daily Music Break is going to publish an eBook entitled “Beyond Boundaries: Great Music Beyond Eras and Boundaries” next week. The eBook contains about...
There is confusion between two sources on when Nina Simone’s debut album, “Little Girl Blue,” was released. On This Day in Music says that it was...
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