Get Down with James Brown: Live At The Apollo Vol. 4

Get Down with James Brown: Live At The Apollo Vol. 4

Beginning in 1963, James Brown recorded and released three albums recorded at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY. But it turns out that there was actually there a fourth, comprised of recordings made on Sept. 13 and 14, 1972.  that has been buried ever since… until now: Get Down with James Brown: Live At The Apollo…

Nitanee Paris’ Super Sweet Soiree April 30 2016 Los Angeles

Nitanee Paris' Super Sweet Soiree

Nitanee Paris’ Super Sweet Soiree April 30 2016 Los Angeles Are you in Los Angeles for the ASCAP I Create Music Expo? YES? Then don’t miss this incredible post-event Party and Showcase hosted by the amazingly talented and lovely Nitanee Paris to benefit the fabulous “Rock Against Trafficking” charitable organization. Where: Dave & Buster’s 6801 Hollywood…

And Whammy, Lonnie Mack is Gone Too

Lonnie Mack Memphis Wham

It’s weird how one thing leads to another…and all of a sudden you realize, “wow, that’s weird…that’s deep.” On the heels of Prince’s shocking death, music fans, musicians and historians have been additionally stunned and saddened by the death of Lonnie Mack, in a Nashville hospital, April 21, 2016. Lonnie was a MAJOR innovator himself and influenced every…

The Great Prince Silenced

So shocking, so unexpected, even given his recent “flu-like” symptoms and show cancellations: Pop/Rock/Soul/Funk icon Prince passed away in his Minnesota home today, April 21 2016. He was Hendrix, Michael, James Brown, Bob Marley…and more…all rolled into one. The term “genius” is often thrown around loosely when speaking of artists but Prince truly was a mind…

When is the Beale Street Music Festival?

Around the world, Memphis means great barbecue and great music. And each year music lovers from around the globe gather at the Beale Street Music Festival to celebrate the Memphis heritage, through this “deep river of sound.” The 2016 Beale Street Music Festival will take place April 29th to May 1st. CLICK HERE to see the…

Prince Makes Some Noise

Prince

Pop and R&B superstar Prince made some noise last week [Friday, April 15th] when his private airliner made an emergency landing at Quad City International Airport in Moline, Illinois, where the singer was rushed to a nearby hospital. Prince had canceled two shows due to illness previously in the week while on his current “Piano and…

What is Record Store Day?

SATURDAY, APRIL 16TH – RECORD STORE DAY 2016! PARTICIPATING INDIE RECORD STORES HOST HUNDREDS OF IN-STORE ARTIST APPEARANCES GRAHAM NASH * METALLICA * MUMFORD AND SONS * BONNIE RAITT KACEY MUSGRAVES * REVEREND HORTON HEAT * ELI “PAPERBOY” REED THE FLESHTONES * KILLSWITCH ENGAGE * MAC MCCAUGHAN BUTCH VIG & STEVE WALKER * DYLAN GARDNER *…

Elvis and Nixon

Elvis and Nixon

In April 2016, Amazon Studios releases “Elvis and Nixon,” the dramatized story of the actual true circumstances surrounding the infamous meeting of “The King,” Elvis Presley and the sitting President of the United States Richard M. Nixon, in 1970. “On a December morning in 1970, the King of Rock ‘n Roll showed up on the…

“We Shall Overcome” Controversy, Lawsuit and History

The classic folk standard ‘We Shall Overcome” doesn’t stay out of the news for very long. It has been a controversial “Public Domain” song for nearly a century. “It began as a folk work song, became a hymn, and then was used politically for the first time on the picket lines of the tobacco workers’…

Burning Man

Burning Man is held annually in the Black Rock desert in Nevada and begins the week before Labor Day. The 2016 Burning Man will run from Aug. 28 to Sept. 5, with a ‘da Vinci Workshop’ art theme. “Burning Man isn’t your usual festival. It’s a city wherein almost everything that happens is created entirely by its…

Merle Haggard – A Fond Farewell to a Country Music Legend

Merle Haggard - A Fond Farewell

According to Nashville’s Tennessean.com, a private funeral service will be held Saturday (April 9, 2016) in Palo Cedro, California, for country music legend Merle Haggard, who died Wednesday on his birthday at age 79. Haggard had lived in California for many decades and grew up and began playing music in Bakersfield (later to become a core player in what…

What is Tin Pan Alley?

According to Wikipedia, “The name ‘Tin Pan Alley’ was originally derogatory, a reference to the sound made by many pianos all playing different tunes in this small urban area, producing a cacophony comparable to banging on tin pans. With time this nickname was popularly embraced and many years later it came to describe the U.S. music…

24th Annual Tin Pan South

The 24th Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival is set for April 5-9, 2016 in Nashville, TN. #tinpansouth For all the details on this year’s event visit: tinpansouth.com HISTORY In October 1967, forty-two songwriters got together and formed the Nashville Songwriters Association, because they knew their profession needed a voice. Today, NSAI is the largest not-for-profit…

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