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Jackie Wilson

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Why the Obama campaign might want to rethink continuing to use U2's "City of Blinding Lights"

    There's no question that the President -- in town this evening to debate Mitt Romney -- is a huge music fan. From quoting Sam Cooke during his '08 acceptance speech to randomly singing Al Green verses during a fundraiser to citing Stevie Wonder as being responsible for his marriage, Obama is far and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Are You Experienced turns 45

    When he came storming onto the scene, Jimi Hendrix made weepy children out of the world's best guitar players, bringing a primal sexuality and grace to his playing that only a true master of the craft could muster. Guitarists like Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Pete Townsend had spent nearly the whole ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    As Black History Month comes to a close, we reflect on the influential Sounds of Blackness

    Black History Month 2012 has been a doozy. Beginning with the tragic and shocking death of Don Cornelius to dealing with equally troubling news of Whitney Houston's passing as the month wore on. Most interesting about this time is the ways in which the music healed us. When Whitney died, DJs played ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Garland Jeffreys on Lou Reed and "living in between"

    Garland Jeffreys (due Saturday, January 21, at the Lion's Lair) should be a household name considering some of the shoulders with which he's rubbed during the course of his long career: He met Lou Reed and Maureen Tucker before the Velvet Underground were properly a band, when Jeffreys and Reed were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2008

    Q&A with Bettye LaVette

    It’s one thing to record an album that you hope is going to take you places. It’s another thing to have that record shelved and not see the light of day until thirty years later. In this extended Q&A, Bettye LaVette talks about going back to Muscle Shoals and working with the Drive-By Truckers, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2007
  • Film

    July 19, 2007

    Hairspray

    This movie musical of the musical of the movie is nowhere near divine.

  • Music

    July 27, 2006

    She's All That -- And More

    Aubrey Collins deserves to be at least The One.

  • Film

    November 21, 2002

    What Was Going On

    At long last, the spotlight replaces the Shadows that obscured the Funk Brothers.

  • Music

    April 18, 2002

    A World Apart

    Heralded as new heroes of indie rock, the Shins shrug their way out of obscurity.

  • Music

    February 17, 2000

    Turkish Delight

    Bandleader Sam Bivens brings six decades of jazz history to Turk's Supper Club.

  • Music

    July 1, 1999

    Songs of the Century

    Part one of a pre-millennial salute to the music that made America sing.

  • Music

    August 29, 1996

    Green's Day

    Al Green no longer separates church from state of mind.

  • News

    June 28, 1995
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