Aretha Franklin Announces Retirement Plans

Her decision comes as her grandchildren are growing up, and she intends to spend more time with them before they leave for college.

World Premiere Never Before Heard Track From Henry Townsend “Since You’ve Come Back ...

"Mule" stands out as consummate Townsend. Omnivore Recordings' inclusion of the eight previously unissued tracks is a gift to the entire blues loving world.
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Blues Law: Hound Dog vs. Bear Cat

Any true blues fan is familiar with the Leiber and Stoller hit song "Hound Dog", but the hidden fights behind the scenes made it one of the most litigated songs of all time! Find the fascinating story here.
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Herbie Hancock launches International Jazz Day

Mark your calendars for April 30th, the end of "Jazz Appreciation Month," and the day that Herbie Hancock and Jazz lovers everywhere will be celebrating International Jazz Day.

Today in History – The First Jukebox Made It's Musical Debut

The Jukebox. That all important machine that sat over in the corner of just about every drinking and/or hangout establishment in America through a large part of the 20th century.
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WATCH NOW: Ana Popovic Releases Jimi Hendrix Cover for Experience Hendrix Tour

In celebration of her upcoming nine-date stint on the 2014 Experience Hendrix Tour, this afternoon Ana Popovic has officially released a riveting, slashing, sexy cover of "Can You See Me" from the Jimi Hendrix Experience's...

Jefferson Airplane Founding Member Paul Kantner Dead at 74

Kantner will be remembered as a pioneering guitarist and a prominent figure in a band that helped to define a pivotal period in the formation and evolution of modern music.
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Blind Boys of Alabama Founding Member Clarence Fountain Dead at 88

With Fountain at the helm, the Blind Boys rose from humble beginnings to the pinnacles of musical achievement.

Why YOU Should Support Live Music

Increasingly, live music is often axed by clubs tightening their belts or protecting themselves from lawsuits. Live music, however, is vitally important, and deserves to be fiercely supported.

J.J. Cale Will Be Missed

An originator of the so-called Tulsa Sound, Cale's career spanned over 50 years, beginning in 1958. A multi-instrumentalist and song writer, Cale also worked as an engineer. He was renowned for his songwriting, writing a number of hit songs
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