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2015-01-30 13:30
Frankie Trumbauer, born in Carbondale, Illinois, in 1901, is one of the first great jazz saxophonists. He became famous as a player of the rare C-melody saxophone, an instrument with a pitch… Read More
2015-01-28 08:51
Jelly Roll Morton is among the most important figures in the history of American popular music. He was a pianist, composer, and bandleader and one of the first musicians to play jazz music… Read More
2015-01-25 15:00
James Brown, born in Macon, Georgia, in 1938 was known by a number of titles including “The Godfather of Soul,” “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business,” “Sou… Read More
2015-01-23 15:00
Charlie Poole was one of a handful of individuals recording country music in the days before The Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers made the music popular in the late Twenties. Pooleand his ba… Read More
2015-01-20 13:55
Of all the Chicago Bluesman who recorded for Chess Records in the Fifties and Sixties, Howlin’ Wolf may have produced the most affecting music. Howlin Wolf was a 300-pound powerhouse o… Read More
2015-01-18 14:00
When guitar heroes of rock music are discussed, Jimi Hendrix’s name is often mentioned as perhaps the best of them all. Of course, the topic is highly subjective, and Hendrix status as… Read More
2015-01-16 14:00
Bob Dylan is generally regarded as the greatest songwriter in the history of pop/rock music. As an influence on the development of pop music of the last 50 years, Dylan is without peers.Dyla… Read More
2015-01-13 14:00
Bob Marley is the most famous figure in the history of reggae music and the first “Third World” music superstar. Marley was not the first star of the indigenous Jamaican music, r… Read More
2015-01-12 14:00
In 1968, Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman were members of the Byrds and with their band had recorded the classic album, “Sweetheart of the Rodeo,” the first official “country… Read More

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