All Blog Posts Tagged 'Franklin' (6)

In the Brilliant Film "Muscle Shoals," There's More Than Enough Sound to Go Around

When you've got Aretha Franklin, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Wilson Pickett, Jimmy Cliff and Gregg Allman in your rockumentary, do you really need Bono and Alicia Keys? No, you don't. And yet Muscle Shoals, about the Alabama hamlet which gained outsize fame for its record-producing prowess, feels the need to chat with the pair, despite their flimsy relationship with the subject matter. This…


Added by Mike Seely on December 24, 2013 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Talking With Paul Luftenegger - Part I: Suicide, Gay Rights, and the therapy of music

Q: When you were 10, you were already auditioning for St. Mary's Choir in Canada. When did you begin to sing?

A: When we moved to London from St. Thomas I started a new school. With this new school came a new music Teacher named Mrs. Vermue. Mrs. Vermue use to come into our classroom two times a week and bring her autoharp, which is an instrument I had never seen since. She would do singalongs with all of our class and I absolutely loved it. By the time I was in…


Added by Stacey Zering on December 21, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Black music legends visit the Jewish songbook on 'Black Sabbath' compilation

Johnny Mathis croons Yom Kippur songs, Temptations groove out on “Fiddler on the Roof”. . .


CD compilation with deluxe booklet to be released by the Idelsohn Society on September 14; features Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Scott, Cannonball Adderly, Nina Simone, the Temptations and more

LOS ANGELES, Calif.… Continue

Added by Conqueroo on June 22, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Peter Wolf Interview: Still Lookin’ For A Love, Midnight Souvenirs

“When I think of Peter Wolf I always remember the Portuguese proverb: ‘Never say you will not drink from that glass again.’ ”

– Faye Dunaway, Academy Award-winning actress and Wolf’s former wife, in her 1995 autobiography, Looking for Gatsby

“You never say never.” – Peter Wolf

Same subject (L-O-V-E). Same sorrowful scenario (L-O-S-T). Totally different playing partners.

Peter Wolf,… Continue

Added by Michael Bialas on April 3, 2010 at 1:35pm — 17 Comments

Don't know much about gospel, but -- Aretha!

Aretha Franklin teaser re upcoming dvd release (when, exactly?) of Amazing Grace, featuring previously unseen Sydney Pollack footage from 1972. Forwarded by Aaron Cohen, assoc. editor of Down Beat mag, who's writing a 33 1/3rd book on the "biggest selling gospel record of all time."

I posted JazzBeyondJazz a while back about… Continue

Added by Howard Mandel on March 3, 2010 at 10:35am — 4 Comments

Who Should Rick Rubin Do?

You may not be into everything Rick Rubin has had a hand in over the course of his career as a producer, but chances are even if you passed on the Beastie Boys or Slayer, you tuned in to Tom Petty and Johnny Cash. While the exact nature of Rubin’s magic touch has been elusive to outsiders, there can be little doubt that when he gets together with the right artist at the right point in their career, he seems… Continue

Added by Paul Cantin on March 1, 2009 at 12:02pm — 15 Comments

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