July 11, 2019

Opinion: Masters of the Masters

The recent revelation mostly through New York Times Magazine writer Jody Rosen’s investigative reporting that a massively large, major music corporation apparently lied to its recording artists, managers, lawyers, etc. eleven years ago regarding the true state of their master tapes after a massive fire took out the facility in which they were stored should […]

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July 9, 2019

The Ann Arbor Blues Festival Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Historic Album Release

Back in August 15-18, 1969, more than 400,000 young people descended on Bethel, New York, at Max Yasgur’s dairy farm for a series of concerts since dubbed “Woodstock” after a town 43 miles southwest of the event. Though Woodstock would become the most historically referenced musical gathering of that year and possibly all time, earlier […]

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July 8, 2019

Blinded By The Light Movie & Soundtrack Coming

In the same approach as the massively popular, Beatles-inspired Yesterday comes a movie inspired by the music of Bruce Springsteen, Blinded By The Light, guided by Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha. The film received critical acclaim when released at Sundance and will be released in theaters on August 14. Its accompanying soundtrack features […]

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July 3, 2019

Celebrating Country Music’s Bakersfield Sound

Many country music lovers who are into the genre’s early “Bakersfield Sound” immediately conjur memories of Merle Haggard and Buck Owens, the field’s biggest and most storied stars. But beyond the hillbilly and variations on folk and bluegrass that evolved into the Nashvillian soundtrack to America’s working class, Bakersville’s blend of California attitude, honky-tonk, smokey […]

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