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Roger Kaufman's Stax Of Smithsonian Wax

Race relations — the gulf between black and white — have been a defining feature of American history ever since our founding. Today, much of our politics is viewed through a racial lens. 369 more words


Song Of The Day: Otis Redding, "These Arms of Mine" (Set two, Sunday, 4/10/1966)

Coinciding with the reissue of Dictionary of Soul comes this behemoth, comprehensive collection of Otis Redding’s April 1966 residency at famed Los Angeles club, … 53 more words

Song Of The Day

That time Donald "Duck" Dunn told me that Eric Clapton was the best all-around guitarist he ever worked with

By Steve Newton

Bass players don’t get much more special than Donald “Duck” Dunn. As a session musician for Stax Records, Dunn brought the bottom end on scores of legendary tracks, including gems like Otis Redding’s “Respect”, Sam & Dave’s “Hold On, I’m Comin'”, and Albert King’s “Born Under a Bad Sign”. 180 more words

Rock Legends

(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding (1968)

When I started to write this blog it was with the intent on covering my vinyl singles and albums I had bought during the 70’s and 80’s. 341 more words


Feelin' Alright? Traffic (Dave Mason); Joe Cocker; The Osmonds with Isaac Hayes

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Feelin’ Alright? This is a classic R&B song from the late 60s. We will start with the original song by Traffic, and then we will review covers from Joe Cocker, and also by Isaac Hayes & the Osmond Brothers. 3,144 more words

Rock And Roll

A Song with a Long Shelf Life

(All Images: Authors Collection)

Despite the bad news in the press recently about Flint, Michigan’s lead-poisoned drinking water clean-up, there is a more nostalgic and brighter story to share about the large blue letters that once appeared on the outside of a building at  2648 West Grand Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan. 371 more words