Monday, May 30, 2016

Guy Clark - Texas Troubadour

Guy Charles Clark was a Grammy Award winning American Texas country and folk singer, musician, songwriter, recording artist, and performer.

Clark was born in Monahans, Texas, and eventually settled in Nashville, where he helped create the progressive country and outlaw country genres. His songs "L.A. Freeway" and "Desperados Waiting for a Train" that helped launch his career were covered by numerous performers. The New York Times described him as "a king of the Texas troubadours", declaring his body of work "was as indelible as that of anyone working in the Americana idiom in the last decades of the 20th century".

Friday, May 27, 2016

Emilio Navaira

Emilio Navaira was an American singer-songwriter of Tejano and country music. He is the winner of one Grammy Award and one Latin Grammy Award.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Billy Paul

Billy Paul was a Grammy Award-winning American soul singer, known for his 1972 #1 single, "Me and Mrs. Jones", as well as the 1973 album and single "War of the Gods" which blends his more conventional pop, soul, and funk styles with electronic and psychedelic influences.

Monday, May 23, 2016

BOTB Results: The Sound of Silence

The Results are IN! 




Here’s how it works: I’ll be posting two versions of the same song and after you give a listen to each, place your vote for your favorite and reason for the way you voted in the comments section.

The Battles take place on or around the 1st and 15th of each month, and the results will be posted on or around the 7th and 21st. As I only post Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays, the posting date will be closest to those dates as possible.

The other blogs participating in the Battle of the Bands are posting different battles (different songs), So once you’re done voting and commenting on my battle, take a moment to visit the other participants and vote & comment on their battles.  There are some really good battles going on!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Prince


I've been putting this memorial post off, mostly because I am still in a little bit of shock and disbelief. But the time has finally come for me to get this posted.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Guitar Hero's Guitar Hero - Lonnie Mack

With the busy A to Z Challenge, I was not able to properly pay respects to our fallen musicians. Today, we're paying our respects to the great Lonnie Mack, who passed away on April 21, 2016.

Lonnie McIntosh, better known by his stage name Lonnie Mack, was an American rock, blues, and country singer-guitarist. As a featured artist, his recording career spanned the period from 1963 to 1990. He remained active as a performer into the early 2000s.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Battle of the Bands: Disturbed vs Nouela

Time for the next round of Battle of the Bands!

 



Here’s how it works: I’ll be posting two versions of the same song and after you give a listen to each, place your vote for your favorite and reason for the way you voted in the comments section.

The Battles take place on or around the 1st and 15th of each month, and the results will be posted on or around the 7th and 21st. As I only post Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays, the posting date will be closest to those dates as possible.

The other blogs participating in the Battle of the Bands are posting different battles (different songs), So once you’re done voting and commenting on my battle, take a moment to visit the other participants and vote & comment on their battles.  There are some really good battles going on!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Merle Haggard

Today we pay our respects and honor yet another fallen musician.

My dad really enjoyed old school country/western music, so the music of today's musician was heard quite often in my home while growing up.


Merle Haggard was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, fiddler, and instrumentalist. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band the Strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound, which is characterized by the twang of Fender Telecaster and the unique mix with the traditional country steel guitar sound, new vocal harmony styles in which the words are minimal, and a rough edge not heard on the more polished Nashville sound recordings of the same era.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A Tribe Called Quest



A Tribe Called Quest is an American hip-hop trio that was formed in 1985, and was composed of MC and producer Q-Tip, MC Phife Dawg aka Phife Diggy, and DJ and producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad. A fourth member, rapper Jarobi White, left the group after their first album in 1991. He continued to contribute to the band sporadically before rejoining for their 2006 reunion. Along with De La Soul, the group was a central part of the Native Tongues Posse, and enjoyed the most commercial success out of all the groups to emerge from that collective. Many of their songs, such as "Bonita Applebum", "Can I Kick It?", "I Left My Wallet in El Segundo", "Scenario", "Check the Rhime", "Jazz (We've Got)", "Award Tour" and "Electric Relaxation" are regarded as classics. The group released five albums between 1990 and 1998 and disbanded in 1998. In 2006, the group reunited and toured the United States.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Battle of the Bands Results: Black Dog

The Results are IN! 



Here’s how it works: I’ll be posting two versions of the same song and after you give a listen to each, place your vote for your favorite and reason for the way you voted in the comments section.

The Battles take place on or around the 1st and 15th of each month, and the results will be posted on or around the 7th and 21st. As I only post Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays, the posting date will be closest to those dates as possible.

The other blogs participating in the Battle of the Bands are posting different battles (different songs), So once you’re done voting and commenting on my battle, take a moment to visit the other participants and vote & comment on their battles.  There are some really good battles going on!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Lee Andrews & the Hearts

Lee Andrews & the Hearts was an American doo-wop quintet from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, formed in 1953. They recorded on the Gotham, Rainbow, Mainline, Chess, United Artists, Grand and Gowen labels. Managed by Kae Williams, in 1957 and 1958 they had their three biggest hits, "Teardrops", "Long Lonely Nights" and "Try the Impossible".

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

#AtoZChallenge Reflections and #IWSG



The #AtoZChallenge has come to a close and now it's time for me to leave some reflections on the challenge. At the same time, I've decided to join up with another group of fun people who post just once a month, but I'll go into more detail on that in just a bit.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Battle of the Bands: Plant vs Plant

Time for the next round of Battle of the Bands!


Battle of the Bands is back!

After taking a brief pause for the duration of the A to Z Challenge, we are back with some really fun and interesting battles. I do hope that you'll stick around and vote and participate in the battles.