The Next Hundred Years

Former street singer turned major-label recording artist Ted Hawkins would be 76 today (10/28). Here’s a re-post in his honor. Ever find yourself on a long drive in the middle of the night, [...]


One Scary Playlist

I’ve resisted the temptation to use this theme during past Halloweens, but I relented this year for three reasons: a) it’s actually a pretty cool theme; 2) I’m running out of ideas; and iii) what [...]


Solomon Burke on Atlantic: 1961-65

Two years ago (on 10/10/10, to be precise), we lost one of the greatest soul singers of all time. Here’s a much-belated tribute – a few of our favorite Solomon Burke songs from his early years [...]


A Little Help, April?

After spending the last few weeks mining the deep vaults of my music collection (down in the basement, where I only go to do research and clean up catshit), it dawned on me I should take another [...]