Craft Recordings has put together a box set of Ramón Sabat’s recorded late night, Cuban jam sessions that represent Havana’s golden age.
Before he died on Sep. 29, guitarist Otis Rush forged a place of his own among America’s blues masters. Here’s our tribute.
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Those opening sax lines of “Never Say Never” still resonate. An explanation of why Romeo Void left the scene as quickly as they showed up.
Janet Jackson lifts Satie. Elvis sings Martini. The Stones raided the Renaissance. And let’s not even get started with the Beatles, who regularly tapped the classical music well.