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What is the meaning of “B.B.” in B.B. King’s Name?

King had once said, "I guess you can look at me, and tell I'm the old man. My name is BB King."
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Why Did James Brown Have Two Drummers? (and what bands have Double Drums)

James Brown may not have been the first band leader to employ two drummers, but his decision to do so changed the game in music.

A ‘Leisurely’ Chat With Soul Crooner Paul Loren

In the midst of a troubled world, Loren's latest single, "I Know a Place," is a breath of hope.

10 Songs About Rain

We cast a wide net and gathered ten different "Rain" songs from across a range of styles and genres. So, without further ado, we present our choices.

Video World Premiere: “Soul Searchin'” by Jack Tempchin with Janiva Magness

"She was in the booth and started singing, and I thought, ‘Oh my God, this is the real thing.’"
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Who Was Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl”?

Whoever she is, she takes us back, time and again, to a happier time in our own lives. For that we'll be ever thankful to Sir George Ivan Morrison.

Delbert McClinton Is Larger Than Life and Charming Too

"I couldn’t be happier that I grew up in the time that I did, musically, because the music from the ‘40s on — it’s like taking off in a rocket."
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Fats Domino Dead at 89

A seminal figure in American music, Fats Domino's endearing smile, energy, and thunderous, rolling piano will be dearly missed.

Wayne Baker Brooks Does It All

"All these legends, we knew personally. They knew us. They’re gone now, so, somebody got to rise up."
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EXCLUSIVE World Premiere Mark “Porkchop” Holder’s “Big Boat”

"'Big Boat' was inspired by an Alan Lomax recording of a levee camp song sang by a worker named Joe Savage," Holder told us.
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