Big Maybelle, Ann Cole, Hannah Dean, Blanche Thomas, and Annie Laurie were five singers of note in that golden musical moment when Blues, Rhythm & Blues, and early Rock n’ Roll were harmoniously intertwined. Here are five of their classics: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCwri1BYvmRNN1KnCS4rMVRavhSZ_ch1
If you’re not invited to the party, throw your own.”-Diahann Carroll Wallpaper. London. “Big Mama Thornton with The Muddy Waters Band-1966” is on my list of albums for required listening. According to Smithsonian Folkways Recording, “. . . the session was recorded without the benefit of a rehearsal. . .” You can hear the through… Continue reading 5 Songs For The End of The Week
Could you really listen to only four musical artists for the rest of your life? Of course not, but it’s fun to think about. Everyday is a new opportunity to fall in musical love. A single song is all it takes. I fell for Carmen McRae, Nina Simone, and Grace Jones one song at a… Continue reading Are Four Artists Enough For a Lifetime of Listening Pleasure?
Untitled, 2018. Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland. President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan COVID-19 relief bill and all adults are to be eligible for vaccines by May 1. There is still a lot more to be done, but we're off to a promising start. What a week. We made it! Enjoy. https://youtu.be/TCSzL5-SPHM https://youtu.be/PZWH-WiHVOE https://youtu.be/0G383538qzQ… Continue reading Five Songs For The End of The Week