MOG, The Cloud and Boxcar Willie, Explained

So maybe I should explain what this MOG stuff on my site is all about. A few months ago, I received an email from someone at MOG inviting me to join their network of music bloggers. And I [...]


More Boogaloo and Cuban Grooves

Can’t tell what’s putting off more heat: the baked leather of my car seat or this bad boogaloo on my stereo. Brother James and I had a ball putting together RCR’s post on Latin [...]


Random Playlist #43: Soul Jazz

Recently I took a peek at Google Analytics and noticed that RCR’s readership was up. So I thought, I’ll fix that… Time to do a post on soul jazz. What exactly is soul jazz? Well, I’ll give you my [...]


Monkey Hips and Rice: The “5” Royales

Think of the many streams that flow into that big river called early rock ‘n roll – blues, gospel, R&B, doo-wop, country… You can hear all of those influences and maybe a few others (Southern [...]


RCR’s First (and Last) Annual Country Music Roundup

Cleveland. Where DJ Alan Freed first coined the phrase “rock ‘n roll” and hosted the form’s coming-out party, the infamous Moondog Coronation Ball in 1952. City that launched the careers of David [...]