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A First for the Staple Singers

I wrote about a new book on the Staple Singers for Paste. Surprisingly it’s the first book on a group that had two number one hits and earned admiration from Elvis, Dylan, and Prince. 25 more words


International Relations: From Mali to the Mississippi Delta

Talking Timbuktu

Ali Farka Toure with Ry Cooder

Once in a while, an album slips by you that you should have been listening to for the past twenty years. 765 more words

Record Review

Happy 65th Nick Lowe!

This week we indulge in a bit of nostalgia for a true rock hero, Nick Lowe. One of the central figures of New Wave music in the late ’70s, Lowe is a musician, singer, songwriter, producer who’s done great work for decades. 258 more words


Five Things: Wednesday 19th March

Sammy Rimington, Martin Wheatley, Cuff Billett, Vic Pitt, Chris Barber, Kenny Milne, Camberley Cricket Club

An unprepossessing room, but a great evening, with music ranging from New Orleans to St Louis and New York, via Hawaii (for Martin Wheatley’s cracking solo performance of “Laughing Rag”). 1,141 more words

Weekly Roundup

March 15

Remembering ‘Lightnin’ Hopkins, born this day in 1912

Phil Lesh (The Grateful Dead) is 74 today

Sly Stone (Sly and the Family Stone) turns 71 today… 34 more words

Today In Music


I bought this lil record at Amoeba Records in Berkeley in 1998 mainly for the cover art. I was kinda of skeptical as to the “new sell out PJ Harvey” I don’t know why I was so angry at the squares back then and so stubborn, but that may have just been my feeling of the week, holding onto limited ideas or rebellion etc etc etc. 660 more words

Store Update

It’s been a crazy week both at work and in my efforts in getting Mill City Sound on track for a July store opening. And although I am totally exhausted I’m actually feeling really good about the progress at the store and about my day job as well. 388 more words