If the Queen of Soul had stuck with either jazz or gospel, she could easily have become a sovereign of those music genres too.
The girl-group Vanity 6 and the jazz project Madhouse were just some of the ways that Prince indulged his hunger for creating new sounds. We’ve gathered five of his 80s side gigs worth hearing.
The Sir Douglas Quintet, Augie Meyers, and Joe “King” Carrasco have spiced up Tex-Mex music over the years. How international is its appeal? Well, some of its practitioners are British!
David & The Dorks is an early example but other Dead spin-off bands include Old and In the Way, Go Ahead, Weir & Wasserman, Dead & Company, and Golden Gate Wingmen.
With the release of “Latin Bugaloo: The Warner Bros. Singles,” now’s the time to get acquainted with Jorge Santana and Malo (not to mention Sapo, Azteca, Dakila, and El Chicano).