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Aretha Franklin

Happy Birthday to Aretha Franklin, who was born on March 25th, 1942. I have a lot of respect for Aretha Franklin; she was the first queen of soul. Aretha is also the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Aretha Franklin signed with Atlantic Records in 1967 and […]


Isaac Hayes 1942 – 2008

Sixty-five year old music legend Isaac Hayes died Sunday. Of course, I remember Isaac Hayes for his baritone vocals and funky rhythms on his classic hit soundtrack for “Shaft.” He really set the theme for generations of funk and soul musicians with that groundbreaking album. ‘Black Moses’ was also released in 1971, which contained the […]


Tom Dowd & the Language of Music

This DVD is a fascinating look behind the board, inside the studio, and into the heart and soul of the music we all know and love. Again I have to say, if you’re really into collecting music, this is a historical document and a must have for any fan of classic rock, R&B and jazz. […]


What were the hit songs 40 years ago?

According to Billboard Magazine, the hit record charts looked something like this in 1968: Hot 100 Singles: “Hey Jude” – The Beatles * “Love is Blue (L’Amour Est Bleu)” – Paul Mauriat * “(What A) Wonderful World” – Louis Armstrong * “(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay” – Otis Redding * “Honey” – Bobby […]