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The Timeless Charms of “Otis Blue”

Otis Redding’s voice conveys both pain and hope on this seminal album which never gets old.

A Late-Blooming Soul Master

There’s probably no word in popular music that’s more fraught with ambiguity than “retro.” It can – and all too often does – signify a degree of laziness, an inability or unwillingness to push beyond the familiar. At its best, though, the term serves as

A Delicious “Cuppa” Southern Culture

So I stumbled across a Facebook post about Little Richard that linked to an amazing article about his storied career and current state (living in a hotel in Nashville?). But that article then led me further into its host site. Oxford American bills itself as