Rubber City Soul: Wesley Bright & the Hi-Lites, The Admirables

SOUL! See you kids TONIGHT… Did YOU work on your BOOGALOO? It’s a Mashed-Potato, DO the ALLIGATOR, Summertime NORTHERN SOUL Dance CRAZE, and the kids are going NUTS! Another invitation to [...]


The Fraternity of Wham

RCR takes a fond look back at Cincinnati-based Fraternity Records and an evening spent with its star performer, the amazing Lonnie Mack.


King of the Independents

Here’s a re-post from 2009 that looks back at one of America’s greatest independent labels, Cincinnati’s King Records. Its huge catalog includes seminal recordings by some of the most [...]


Great Unsung Guitar Heroes

I must be wired to read these “10/50/100 Greatest _______ of All Time” lists, almost as a form of self-torture. They seem to exist for the sole purpose of pissing me off, because I’ve never come [...]