• Crazy ‘Bout an Automobile

    Much has been written about America’s love affair with the automotive vehicle. And I’m certainly not the first music blogger to throw together a “car…

  • Cuba, Direct

    RCR has added tens and tens of readers since we first posted this in 2009. Here’s a re-post for those of you who missed it….

  • Sweet Summits: Jazz

    I thought this theme worked pretty well in our blues post. But I couldn’t resist expanding the definition so I could cover some of my…

  • Jumpin’ the Blues

    Another big, sprawling topic – more than one post can handle. And another cheap excuse to share a few of my favorite examples of the…

  • Cuba, Direct

    Brother James is a fine-art photographer based in St. Augustine, FL.  Since 1999, he has had unusual access to the people and places of Cuba. …

  • Let Us Now Praise the Organ Combo

    I love the sound of a Hammond B3 doing a slow-boil under the bluesy guitar of Grant Green or Kenny Burrell, or wrapped around a warm, soulful…