Paul Simon: America’s Most Intelligent Songwriter
From his folky days to his dive into world music, Paul Simon has always written compelling lyrics that speak to generations.
Elvis Presley: The Non-Musician’s Musician
Elvis Presley has long been considered an influence on just about every rock star. But what kind of musician was he — really?
Remembering Jerry Lee Lewis: “Nobody Follows the Killer”
The loss of Jerry Lee Lewis represents the end of a key era in rock and roll history. We take a look at his raucous legacy.
Sonny Rollins: The Voice of Jazz History
Sonny Rollins’ made his first jazz record a year after high school. From then on, he continued to push the boundaries of bebop and more.
The History of “St. James Infirmary Blues”
Louis Armstrong popularized this song in the ’20s, but it has a long history both prior…and after. We follow the trail of a classic.