NEW YORK, N.Y. -- In 1957, a square, white bank teller who knew nothing about African- American music launched a record label with only a tape recorder in a barn on the outskirts of Memphis, Tennessee. Over the next two decades, the racially-integrated Stax studio which had moved to a theater in South Memp
Just confirmed as hosts of the show are Chuck D (Public Enemy) and Randy Jackson (renowned producer, songwriter and co-host of "American Idol").
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Vee-Jay Records was the first successful African-American-owned record company. At various times in its 13-year tenure,
LOS ANGELES, Calif. The Beau Brummels are best known for their chart topping 1965 single "Laugh Laugh" on the indie Autumn label. The band featured a great songwriter in Ron Elliott and a gem of a singer in Sal Valentino, both of whom helmed the group through many personnel changes. When the band signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1966, they made a curious decision to record an album of cover songs. This alb
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. Stax Records, the classic soul label that has been reactivated this year by Concord Music Group on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, has announced plans to offer gems from its catalog for digital download exclusively through iTunes in North America for 90 days. The music will be offered on other dig
NEW ORLEANS, La. Ponderosa Stomp, the renowned New Orleans roots festival has announced its artist schedule (see below.) The sixth annual Stomp is set to roll on Wednesday, May 2, at New Orleans’ House of Blues, encompassing three separate stages with non-stop music from 5:30 p.m. til 2 a.m. Tic