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Record World Early '70s: Moving Up by Showing Up

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.08.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

On my first day as a 21-year-old assistant editor at the music industry weekly Record World, co-owner Sid Parnes was unavailable for orientation. Like The Mary Tyler Moore Show's Lou Grant -- the cantankerous boss with a good mind and a good heart -- Sid kept a bottle of Scotch in his desk.

A Soulful Music Man: An Interview With Tomás Doncker

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 06.01.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

If you ask him where home is: He most likely will say: "Anywhere from Brooklyn to Ethiopia and everywhere in-between. I'm a citizen of the planet."

Interviewing The Rides' Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Barry Goldberg, Plus Talking with John Waite, and Exclusives by Sanders Bohlke and Cameron McGill

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.20.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"As big as rap is with the R&B community, that's how blues was back in the day. It was the hot thing. We're talking about a genre that is a hundred years old and is still relevant today."

Diablo Love: Tomás Doncker & Alfred Preisser Bringing the Music of Howlin' Wolf to the SummerStage

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 10.07.2013 | Arts
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

It's Faust meets Romeo and Juliet. It's soul, funk, gospel and the blues. It's the music of the late Howlin' Wolf brought to life on stage. It is what you want to experience when you want to be taken away even for just a moment by a live musical and theatrical performance.

The Tomás Doncker Band Hollers the Blues of Howlin' Wolf

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

It wasn't just the guitar that was loud, so was Chester's voice. And it got louder as his living conditions got tougher. His massive body, weighting up to 300 pounds, both scared and impressed people. Howlin' Wolf, the name his grandfather gave him, would become an important figure.

Dog Ears Music: Born in June Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 06.07.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Joséphine Baker, Ray LaMontagne, Howlin' Wolf, Les Paul, and more.

50 Years Of Blues History Chronicled In New Doc

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.06.2013 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

More than 50 years ago, Howlin' Wolf's ferocious music and gentler side were revealed to guitar whiz Bloomfield and Goldberg, his keyboard-adept buddy.

Can the Blues Rescue the Mississippi Delta? Part 3

Debra Devi | Posted 05.26.2013 | Arts
Debra Devi

On my Mississippi Delta book tour for The Language of the Blues: From Alcorub to Zuzu I met people working together to develop a blues tourism industry with the potential to economically rescue the Delta -- the poorest region in our nation.

Can the Blues Rescue the Mississippi Delta? Part 2

Debra Devi | Posted 05.19.2013 | Arts
Debra Devi

"They say that so-called twelve-bar stuff is the black man's blues and country western of that day was the white man's blues, but there's a very thin line between the two musics. Only difference is the beat, and the bars to some extent, but the stories of happiness, sadness, being lonesome. All that was the same."

Can the Blues Rescue the Mississippi Delta? Part 1

Debra Devi | Posted 05.11.2013 | Arts
Debra Devi

If you haven't paid a visit to the Mississippi Delta yet, plan one now to this starkly beautiful, richly musical place. You'll thank me as you roll down 61, with cotton fields fanning out on either side under an impossibly wide blue sky.

Innovative Blues, Jazz Guitarist Dies At 68

AP | Posted 06.10.2012 | Home

CHICAGO -- Pete Cosey, an innovative guitarist who brought his distinctive distorted sound to recordings with Miles Davis, Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Wate...

Driving Towards The Daylight to Noise In My Head: A Conversation With Joe Bonamassa and DarkDriveClinic's "Litmus Heart"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.24.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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The Real Story Behind Howlin' Wolf's 'Killing Floor'

Debra Devi | Posted 06.03.2012 | Home
Debra Devi

"Wolf had seven wives. One was named Helen. She shot him with a double barrel shotgun with buckshot. Out the second floor window. This woman, oh man, he wrote that song about her!"

The Patagonia Music Collective Launches -- Plus a Conversation With John Popper

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Today, the environmentally conscious clothing company Patagonia Inc. launches "The Patagonia Music Collective" by releasing two 11-track bundles that are part of an ongoing series intended to be a new model for green giving.

Dr. John Plans Soul Fire Gathering

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

If you'd like to give New Orleans' own Mac Rebennack a/k/a Dr. John a proper sendoff before his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, come to...

Dog Ears Music: The Leftovers/What's to Eat? Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music by Iggy Pop, Sean Hayes, The Leftovers, Joanna Newsom, Donna Summer, Oppenheimer and more.

HuffPost Exclusive: Elizabeth & The Catapult's "You And Me," Plus Conversations with T-Bone Burnett, Next BIG Nashville's Jason Wilkins, and Author Jay Frank

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2010-09-29-elizabeththecatapult.jpg Basically, The Other Side Of Zero -- the new album by Elizabeth & The Catapult -- is a commentary on the parallels of Elizabeth Ziman's New York City life and Leonard Cohen's inability to achieve Buddhist ideals.

Burlesque Dancers Give Shirts off Their Backs to See What's in the Water

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Coastal Heritage Society of Louisiana Founder Joanie Hughes called in some favors to raise funds for testing coastal rainwater after the oil spill, and Burlesque for the Bayou was born.

Someone's Mojo Is Working: A Conversation With Tom Petty

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I've been trying to get there for over a decade, really. [Blues] is the music we've always played. I guess over the last decade or so, it just became where I went when I wanted to listen to music."

HuffPost Review: Who Do You Love

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Thanks to a juicy performance by Alessandro Nivola,, Who Do You Love feels like a celebration of a seminal musical moment, for all its flaws.

Q&A: Alessandro Nivola talks about Who Do You Love

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In Who Do You Love, directed by Jerry Zaks and opening in limited release Friday, actor Alessandro Nivola plays record mogul Leonard Chess. Nivola took time recently to chat about the film.

Jo Versus the Zombies: A Burlesque Fight for Healthcare

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Karen Dalton-Beninato

In one of the last civilized nations to deny universal health care to its citizens, just because we can put on a show, does not mean we should have to.

Dog Ears Music: Volume Seventy-Nine

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 08.18.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's column features Curumin, Telemetry Orchestra, Howlin Wolf, Heartless Bastards, Robbie Robertson and Peaches.

Beyonce Sings Etta James? Maybe. Etta James Singing Etta James? Now We're Talking Immortal.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

Whatever your opinion of that star turn, I'm still beating a drum for the idea of the film -- Etta James should be at least as well known as Aretha Franklin.