Blowfly, otherwise known as Clarence Reid, is more than just the world's first recorded rapper, a smooth-singing soul crooner, and a sex prophet for profit. He is living proof of Miami's global relevance to the world of music. And there are not many people who know Blowfly as well as manager, drumm ... More >>
Reverend Peyton is a fishin', huntin', hootin', hollerin' hillbilly from the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. He can chop a tree down faster than a forest fire. He can build a cabin in his sleep. He's got more beard than a black bear. His overalls stay covered in other people's blood, his ... More >>
Get your mojo workin' on St. Paddy's Day with a crucial American blues superhero. James Cotton -- the man known as "Superharp," veteran of the Muddy Waters band, the Howlin Wolf band, the man who got "Killin' Floor" guitar blazer Hubert Sumlin up to Chicago to join Chester Burnett's sh ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Magnolia PicturesMarie Knight in Rejoice and Shout. The Swan Silvertones first performed "Only Believe" about seventy years ago, singing, "All things are possible, if you only believe." And so many years later, the haunting tune still moves Don McGlynn. It is one of the documentari ... More >>
via Henry Gray's Facebook pageBlues piano man Henry Gray.With seven decades of boozy riffing, troubled loving, and tough living behind him, Henry Gray is a complete and unabridged human history book of the American blues. Born on the outskirts of New Orleans, this piano player first pounded the ... More >>
Local up-and-coming band Juke lays down soulful grooves on its informal new disc.
He keeps the tradition alive.
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