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Altered Five Throws Down on "Cryin’ Mercy"

While the songs are finished works, they still convey that slightly rough-edged feeling that suits these performances so perfectly.

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Gloria Jones & "Tainted Love"

It’s 1981. And a synthpop duo called Soft Cell isn’t doing so well. They’ve got one last chance to make a hit before their label kicks ‘em to the curb. So they took one final shot with a version of an old soul song—Tainted Love...

Earth, Wind & Fire Co-Founder Maurice White Dead at 74

"That was the whole objective, to try to inspire young people to believe in themselves and to follow through on their ideas," he said. "We've touched so many people with these songs."
BB King Signature Wine FEATURED

B.B. King to Launch Line of Signature Wines in the US

Blues music legend B.B. King, in collaboration with Votto Vines Importing, is proud to release a new line of signature wines bearing his name across the United States.

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Junior Parker

This is the latest from The Bluesmobile's C.C. Rider, who spends her life venerating the founding fathers of the blues. She’s walked the crooked highways of this singing country to resurrect the voices of the...

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Berry Gordy

It all started with a flat on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit and an 800 dollar loan. Former boxer and Korean War Vet Berry Gordy had a dream…to create a place where a black kid could quote “walk off the street into the studio and leave a polished performer.”
Johnny Rawls - Soul Survivor Cover

Johnny Rawls is a "Soul Survivor"

Soul Survivor is old school soul, with a hint of laid back blues, played to perfection.

Atlanta Blues Great Tommy Brown Dead at 84

Another song that Brown was known for in the Atlanta region was "Atlanta Boogie." This was among the very first songs to use the words "rock and roll."
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