• 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…

  • Raised on the Stones

    Here’s a re-post in honor of The Rolling Stones’ final 50th Anniversary concert (the 12/15 show in Newark will include Rubber City favorites The Black Keys……

  • 10 by Sonny Rollins

    Check it – RCR is now optimized for iPad and iPhone use. We’re also the only site I’m aware of that’s optimized for rotary phones. Just…

  • Monk and the Butterfly

    Several things happened since I first posted this piece almost two years ago: 1) Based on my google stats, it’s still drawing a lot of…

  • The Box Set is Dead (Part 2)

    At what point did we know that the box set was deceased? Was it when the German Bear Family label released a 12-CD collection (with…

  • Raised on the Stones

    The recent reissue of the Rolling Stones’ classic “Exile on Main St.” made me nostalgic for the days when a new Stones album was something…

  • Monk and the Butterfly

    “This is the story of a love affair between a man and a woman whose backgrounds and experiences, whose cultures and class were so different,…