Los Angeles, Calif. — She has one of the signature voices of her generation. That natural gift has always guided Tracy Nelson’s soul; indeed allowed her to both write and seek out the deeper songs regardless of niche or genre. A fierce singer of truth, a fountain of the deepest heartache, she is an ultimate communicator and has regularly destroyed audiences across decades of performing. Rolling Stone asserted, “Tracy Nelson proves that the human voice is the most expressive instrument in creation.” With Victim of the Blues (Delta Groove), her 26th album in just over five decades, she has circled fully, back to the original music from South Si...
NEW ORLEANS, LA - December 14, 2006 After a year in exile in Memphis, the 6th Annual Ponderosa Stomp, a music festival that celebrates and pays tribute to the unsung heroes of rock ‘n roll, rhythm & blues, and other forms of American roots music, will return home to New Orleans on Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at the House of Blues from 6 p.m. 2 a.m. Already slated to perform at this year’s Ponderosa Stomp: Master arranger Wardell Quezergue and the New Orleans Rhythm & Blues Revue, soul songwri …
Isaac Hayes, Booker T & the MGs, Eddie Floyd, William Bell, Mavis Staples, Mable John, the Soul Children, Angie Stone and more confirmed to appear

MEMPHIS, Tenn. In an unparalleled celebration of Stax Records’ 50th anniversary, the heart and soul of the legendary label’s lineup will reunite onstage for "50 Years of Stax: A Concert To Benefit the Stax Museum of American Soul Music." The event will be held Friday, June 22 at Memphis’ Orpheum Theater at the foot of Beale Street.

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16 Vintage Television Performances by the Legendary Soul Singer Now Available for the First Time on DVD! Includes 40 Minutes of New Interviews Documenting His Life and Work.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Otis’ death and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stax Records, Reelin’ In The Years Productions and Stax Records (a division of Concord Music Group) are proud to announce the September 18, 2007 release of Dreams To Remember: The Legacy Of Otis Redding on D …

LOS ANGELES, Calif. "Honeydripper," the acclaimed new film written, directed and edited by John Sayles, revisits the genesis of rock ’n’ roll namely ’50s rural blues from the Deep South. The story depicts a second chance for an aging bluesman, the kickoff to a young guitar turk’s career and the rise of rock ’n’ roll itself. The movie features an all-star cast including Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Stacy Keach, Mary Steenburgen, Yaya DeCosta and Sean Patrick Thomas.

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 LOS ANGELES, Calif. It was 1972, the turbulent ‘60s were winding down, and the music world was about to fork off in several directions: the Soft Rock of James Taylor and Carole King, the Outlaw Country of Waylon and Willie and soon . . . Disco.

America was on people’s minds: Don McLean with "American Pie" and there was even a band named America. Our nation was at war in Vietnam; we had landed on the moon. African-Americans were emboldened and encouraged by the progress they wer

NEW YORK, N.Y. - In the pantheon of blues, Howlin’ Wolf was in a category of his own. At 6’3" and 275 pounds, he had a voice that resonated with menace - not every bluesman could make a song like "I Asked Her for Water (She Brought Me Gasoline)" convincing. The Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee made several classic recordings for the Sun, RPM, Crown and Chess labels in the ‘50s and ‘60s. The soon-to-be-released Rockin’ the Blues: Live in Germany 1964, due out
LONG BEACH, Calif. - Chuck Berry and Sly & the Family Stone and Chuck Berry are the headliners ofwill headline the 29th annual Long Beach Blues Festival, set to take place Saturday and Sunday, August 30 and 31, 2008 at a brand new locationvenue. The Festival will move relocate from its long-time home site at the Cal State University Long Beach (CSULB) athletic field to a breezy new oceanfront locationhome, the Rainbow Lagoon at Linden Ave. and Shoreline Dr. in adjacent downtown to the Long B
Long lost album featuring traditional spirituals - recorded a decade before their breakthrough on Stax - found Mavis Staples in excellent voice

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Staple Singers were best known for their '70s Stax hits like "Respect Yourself," "I'll Take You There" and "If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)," but in fact the Chicago quartet's recording career dates back to the '50s on the Vee-Jay and Riverside labels. Their fifth effort was a Christmas album titled The 25th Day of December

Stretchin’ Out In Bootsy’s Rubber Band; The Boot Is Made for Fonk-N; Ultra Wave; and The One Giveth, The Count Taketh Away on boards for October 16 street date

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - On October 16, Collectors’ Choice will reflect on Bootsy Collins’ evolution as funk’s clown prince. In the 1980s, funk stretched its boundaries under the stewardship of George Clinton’s Parliament/Funkadelic and Bootsy Collins’ Rubber Band. Collins, a veteran of James Brown’s J.B.’s, learned from the best, fusing

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