Category: Blogs

Directly From My Heart…

A few months back, I wrote of the history pertaining to the tune “Keep A-Knockin’,” with the most popular version being, of course, Little Richard’s 1957 smash hit on …

Matchbox

I believe I did an article on “Matchbox” a few years ago but decided that, since there are significantly more people on my list than there was then, I’d …

And It Makes Me Wonder …

You would never know it from the material he wrote and performed, but the late Jim Croce had a passion for early American music. In fact, several years ago …

My Castle’s Rockin’

April 1st marks the birthday of one of the greatest blues singers who ever lived – Miss Alberta Hunter, born on this date in 1895 in Memphis, Tennessee. I …

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones have churned out so many classics over the past several decades that they, in my opinion, epitomize the very essence of rock ‘n’ roll and the …

The Wolf is at your door

January 10th, marks the anniversary of the death of one of our favorite musicians; a GIANT of the blues and one of the most original and striking vocalists/performers in …

Elvis Presley

In the decades prior to the 1950s, both black music and white not only co-existed, but inspired each other. It’s fairly common knowledge that many country artists incorporated the …