iOS app Android app

Muddy Waters

All Appropriation Everything: IHOP Joins List of Cultural-Appropriation Offenders

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 11.06.2014 | Black Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

Over the last few months, corporations have found a new way to gain attention on Twitter: tweeting rap lyrics and other allusions to hip-hop culture. The culprit that has most popularly surfaced across Twitter timelines is IHOP, which tweets edited versions of lyrics from songs by artists such as Drake, Trinidad James, and Bobby Shmurda.

INTERVIEW: Paul Rodgers... Free, Bad Company, The Firm, and His Latest, "The Royal Sessions"

Binky Philips | Posted 11.26.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

If you've listened to Rock Radio in the USA for any length of time in the last 35 years, you have heard Paul Rodgers' voice over 200 times... easy! Paul is probably the most famous and well known rock vocalist that a whole lotta people don't know by name.

Dog Ears Music: The Real Memorial Day: Hero Worship and Atomic Peace Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist features music from The B-52's, Sam & Dave, Wilco, John Lennon, Iron & Wine and more.

Masters Of Sex, Girls & 'Boogie Train': Conversations with Michael Penn and Foghat's Roger Earl

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.17.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

For me, the collaboration is sort of akin to working with a lyricist. There's no lyrics in the score, so you're basically working with the scenes as lyric and trying to find a way to emotionally support what's going on with that.

Dog Ears Music: Born in April

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 06.04.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Charles Mingus, Bessie Smith, Don Gibson, Ravi Shankar, Muddy Waters and more.

Silver Rails and Circus Hero: Conversations With Jack Bruce and Andy Summers

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.26.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Nobody's coming up with something that's never happened before, not even somebody like Jimi Hendrix. It's all music, it's all influenced by whatever is around you at the time, there's a feeling in the air, these kind of things happen by osmosis, it's a generational thing; that's also very important."

A Tribute to a Blues Triumvirate

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.21.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

"My husband, an artist, a guitar player and a lover of the blues, left this world suddenly. When I create objects of his passion, his presence returns and it rekindles his love, allowing me to give love to him again."

That Muddy Waters Museum Isn't Coming Any Time Soon

Posted 02.28.2014 | Black Voices

Muddy Waters fans who hope to see the legendary musician's Chicago home turned into a museum have a new reason to sing the blues. A once-promising ...

Dog Ears Music: 'Working Class Hero' Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 10.30.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by John Lennon, Lucinda Williams, Marvin Etzioni, The Sea and Cake, The Jam, Gretchen Wilson, and more.

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."

Dog Ears Music: Hero Worship & Atomic Peace Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 07.24.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Alice Coltrane, Kevin Coyne, Mattie May Thomas, Wilco, Lupe Fiasco, Iron and Wine, and more.

PHOTOS: Illinois' 10 Most Endangered Historic Sites

Posted 05.01.2013 | Chicago

The South Side home of "father of modern Chicago blues" Muddy Waters, a group of Windy City bascule bridges and an elegant 1920s theater are among Lan...

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.

Dog Ears Music: March 32nd Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.29.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Fiona Apple, Mavis Staples, Deer Tick, Muddy Waters, Roxette, and more.

Conversations With José James, Otis Taylor, Erin Boheme and Renaiszance's Radha & Ravé Mehta, Plus an Unknown Component Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.06.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"My mother is Irish-American and my father is Afro-Panamanian, so it's kind of been the story of my life to be a bridge between different cultures and different styles, and musically, that's between jazz and R&B."

The Best Rock Concert Movie -- and What Makes It Better on Blu-Ray

John Farr | Posted 03.25.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

It's my (and many others') pick for the best rock concert movie ever: Martin Scorsese's The Last Waltz. For those in the dark, this was Scorsese's filming of The Band's farewell concert at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom on Thanksgiving Day, 1976.

Dog Ears Music: Regrets & Resolution, Part III

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Frank Sinatra, Radiohead, Elvis Costello, Lester Young, Passion Pit, Ella Fitzgerald & Oscar Peterson and more.

The Life Lesson I Learned on a Road Trip with My Son

Patricia Leigh Brown | Posted 12.16.2012 | Fifty
Patricia Leigh Brown

Inviting your 18-year-old son to follow his muse on a road trip -- even though he refuses to let you friend him on Facebook -- is to enter uncharted emotional terrain.

When I'm President and Still On The Road To Freedom: Conversations With Ian Hunter and Alvin Lee

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.12.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2012-09-13-ragogna.jpg

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...

Dog Ears Music: Born in April Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 06.06.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Charles Mingus, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Artur Schnabel, Bessie Smith and more.

The Return of the Blues Wanderer: A Conversation With Dion, Plus Anthony Green's Beautiful Things Album Streamer

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.11.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2012-01-11-Screenshot20120111at8.49.15AM.png

Antony Bitar's Holiday Download, Chatting with Gary Clark Jr. and Macedo, Plus a James Mee Anthem

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.19.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Antony Bitar released his self-titled debut album in September, and his rendition of the Christmas classic "Silent Night" is a special gift that Antony is giving to Huffington Post readers for the holidays.

Chanos Crash: Timing China's Financial Meltdown

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 02.05.2012 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

China is becoming a version of the U.S., but it's the version that builds lots of Penn Centrals in record time to connect slapped together empty cities before going bankrupt.

Nina Simone Said "Mississippi Goddam." I Thought It

Rebecca Sive | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Rebecca Sive

Notwithstanding Mississippi's reputation as an oh-so-backward state, Mississippians -- just like the rest of us -- think carefully as they head to the polls.