MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Carla Thomas became famous thanks to several great singles on Stax Records: "Gee Whiz," "B-A-B-Y," "Let Me Be Good To You" and a duet with Otis Redding, "Tramp." In 1969, she recorded The Queen Alone, produced by Stax co-founder and president Jim Stewart, in which the Queen of Memphis Soul proved that she was keenly aw
Two Gamble & Huff-produced LPs contain Chicago soul singer’s biggest hits such as "Hey Western Union Man" and "Only The Strong Survive"
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Jerry Butler was accorded the nickname "The Ice Man" by a Philadelphia DJ who once called Butler’s show "the coolest thing I ever saw." That was in the early ‘60s after Butler had left the Impressions, with whom he’d scored t
Performers at the SXSW showcase represent a veritable dream team of music pioneers from the fringes of America’s music scenes of the 1950s and ‘60s.
Kicking off the seven-plus hours of high-oct
You could almost smell the wood smoke as songs like "Blue Christmas" fill the room. Unencumbered by the distractions of big production, the simplicity al
Deluxe 4-CD Set Represents A Half Century Of Blues And Boogie
Includes Performances with Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Van Morrison, Ry Cooder, Jimmie Vaughan, Charles Brown and Los Lobos
In Stores October 31
LOS ANGELES John Lee Hooker, master bluesman and undisputed father of boogie, recorded for more than 30 labels over a span of nearly 50 years. Amazingly, he has neve