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  • Buddy Guy makes believers of Symphony Hall audience

     
    Any non-believers in the powers of blues guitarist extraordinaire Buddy Guy could have been converted in the first 10 minutes of his show Sunday at Allentown Symphony Hall. Guy opened to a standing ovation from the smallish crowd of 600......
  • 2012: The Year the Music Died (So Far)

    2012: The Year the Music Died (So Far)
    It’s not even June. But already this calendar year we’ve lost a gut-wrenching list of people who’ve impacted the music world: impresarios Don Cornelius and Dick Clark, R&B legends Johnny Otis and Etta James, the incomparable Band...
  • The music of Stax Records, back on the radio

    The music of Stax Records, back on the radio
    For a third straight year, DJ Chris Cowles will be on the airwaves, playing seven straight hours of some of the best music ever recorded. Cowles’ show, which he co-hosts with fellow radio personality Tom Shaker, is called the “Soulsville...
  • He put the 'wah' in rock 'n' roll

    He put the 'wah' in rock 'n' roll
    You've probably seen Del Casher, sporting a yachtsman's cap as he cruises around town in his fire-engine-red sedan, and never given him a second look. But the 73-year-old musician, who operates a sound studio on Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank, is one of...
  • Arts & Crafts, Grimes and Venice Dawn

    Arts & Crafts, Grimes and Venice Dawn
    The experience of SXSW is about information almost as much as music - the peerless Pocket Guide presents in ActualPaper the who, where, when, but not listed is the realtime hype, whether you should take that recommendation from the guy in your taxi,...
  • Birthplace of rock 'n' roll? Memphis has plenty of evidence in its favor

    Birthplace of rock 'n' roll? Memphis has plenty of evidence in its favor
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - This port city on the Mississippi River calls itself the birthplace of rock 'n' roll. Its credentials? The Memphis Recording Service, forerunner of Sun Studio, in 1951 recorded "Rocket 88" by Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats, which some...
  • 'Shaft' guitarist Charles 'Skip' Pitts dies at 65

    'Shaft' guitarist Charles 'Skip' Pitts dies at 65
    Charles 'Skip' Pitts, member of Isaac Hayes's band and creator of the iconic guitar riff in "Theme from Shaft," died of lung cancer in Memphis, May 1. He was 65 years old. Pitts is resonsible for the unique "wah-wah" pedal sound featured in the 1970s...
  • A sound check along the Memphis-to-Nashville 'Music Highway'

    Memphis, Tenn. Knowing how obsessed Elvis fans can be, I wasn't surprised when my wife and I drove up to the Heartbreak Hotel and found, true to the song's lyrics, that it was actually "down at the end of Lonely Street" and that the desk clerk was...
  • Bronzeville ready for its renaissance

    Bronzeville ready for its renaissance
    Upscale dining, Isaac Hayes singing in Washington Park, new art galleries and front-row seats to the Bud Billiken parade are just some of the amenities available to residents in historic Bronzeville on the city's South Side. Besides being in close...
  • 'Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture' by Alice Echols

    'Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture' by Alice Echols
    Hot Stuff Disco and the Remaking of American Culture Alice Echols W.W. Norton: 338 pp., $26.95 Recently, I attended a wedding reception during which a 10-year-old boy, to entertain the adults on the dance floor, started making the point-to-the-sky...
  • Quick Takes

    Quick Takes
    Nabokov's last work to be printed Vladimir Nabokov's son says he will publish the Russian author's last manuscript despite the writer's dying request that it be burned. Dimitri Nabokov says in an interview with the German edition of Vanity Fair that his...
  • The Many Lives of Isaac Hayes (2001)