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Yuletide’s Greatest Hits

Rockin' the Holidays, with James Brown, Otis Redding, Brenda Lee, Commander Cody, Amos Milburn, The Sweet Inspirations, etc.

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A Brief History of American Roots Music

From W.C. Handy to The Black Keys: A quick look at how American roots music evolved in the 20th Century. Footnotes available upon request.

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Dan Penn: The FAME Recordings (1963-66)

One of the most soulful and satisfying reissues from the label that does it better than anyone – UK-based Ace Records – features a major figure in the Muscle Shoals music scene, Dan Penn. A [...]

The Lost Soul of Eddie Hinton

I’ve been listening to Eddie Hinton for years, and half the time I wasn’t even aware it was him. If you listen carefully, you can hear his chunky rhythm guitar and tasty fills on a whole slew of [...]

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Rock ‘n Soul on TV: The Sixties (Part 1)

Just picked up a good read about the troubled marriage of rock and the boob tube: “TV a-Go-Go” by Jake Austen (producer of a cable-access children’s dance show that airs in [...]

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More Holiday Music? You Shouldn’t Have. Really.

Hard to believe, but it’s time for RCR’s 3rd annual Holiday Song Roundup (for those of you who need to catch up, pour yourself a little nog and ride these yule logs: Vol. 1, Vol. 2). I should [...]