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Soul Music

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Sam Cooke

Editor's Note: The great, Sam Cooke would be 86 this week, if he'd lived past his 33rd year. An artist who many regard as the founder of soul music, we offer 10 things you...

Southern Avenue’s Debut Album is the Beginning of a Legacy

There's a new sound coming from Memphis, but it's as familiar as mom's cooking.

WORLD PREMIERE Video From Ronnie Baker Brooks

Second generation Chicago artist, Ronnie Baker Brooks, was only nine years old when he first appeared on stage with his famous father, Lonnie. That was 1976. Now 49 years old, Brooks will drop his...

Timely Album From Murali Coryell – ‘Mr. Senator’

Trying to find a favorite on this one was difficult. Not because there aren't several to choose from, but because they're all so good in their unique and individual ways.
Starlight Campbell Blueberry Pie Album

Starlite Campbell Band Serve Up a Delicious ‘Blueberry Pie’

With Cambell's tight as a tick guitar, Starlite's deep, funky bass and their combined natural vocals, this pie is delicious to the very last.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Scotty Moore

"Everyone else wanted to be Elvis, I wanted to be Scotty." - Keith Richards
The Blues Foundation

“Blues as Healer” Symposium Set for Blues Foundation’s 33rd Annual IBC

Ranking among the IBC’s marquee offerings is the Keynote Panel “Blues as Healer” on February 3. The panel will look at the restorative power that music, especially blues music, can hold.

National Blues Museum to Host “Women of the Blues: A Coast-to-Coast Collection” Exhibition

The collection features 60 photographs of ‘Women of the Blues’ of all ages and ethnic backgrounds representing all styles from southern soul blues to Chicago blues & rock blues.

2017 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement, Trustee Award Recipients Announced

The Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates performers who have made outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording, while the Trustees Award honors contributions in areas other than performance.

Beth Garner’s New CD, “Snake Farm,” Slithers Out in February

The blues to me is summed up in Snake Farm. I can’t describe it. You just have to listen to it, and hopefully feel something.
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