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Love. And Happiness

Sometimes when I hear Al Green I think no-one can touch those records for passion, tenderness and absolutely fantastic playing. I suppose the latter is down to Willie Mitchell. 72 more words


Song Of The Week: "I Can't Stand The Rain" by Ann Peebles

Sometimes even an innocuous remark about the weather can start the hamster wheel turning in the mind of the songwriter.

In the late 60s and early 70s, Hi Records in Memphis ran a close second in popularity to their neighbor, Stax/Volt. 296 more words

Song Of The Week

'Legacy artists' are still waiting for respect from music streaming services — and a new law...

If you use a music streaming service, [...] you probably don’t know this: if the song you just played was recorded before 1972, the artist who recorded it receives no royalty payment for that play. 123 more words

Streaming Policy & Ethics

Royal Studios

This tiny recording studio in Memphis, Tennessee was home of Hi Records, a small but notable soul label. Their most famous artist was Al Green. This studio is still in operation today and while definitely off the beaten track, is worth a look.


“Your homework for this week, write your definition of love.”

Say what? We all know I am not usually at a loss for words but honestly this is REALLY REALLY HARD. 201 more words


This Day in Music History — October 18

1922 : The British Broadcasting Corporation, or BBC, the first national broadcasting corporation, is founded on this day in London.

1963 : Chuck Berry is released from prison after serving 20 months for a Mann Act violation (transporting a minor across state lines for immoral purposes). 157 more words

This Day In Music

October 18, 1974: Splish, Splash, I Was Taking a Bath

Certainly a hot bath can be one of the more relaxing pleasures of daily existence. It can also be one of the most horrendous.  Just ask Jean-Paul Marat, the French revolutionary who was done in by… 260 more words

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