Ruth Brown helped establish Atlantic Records as a hub for R&B. But like many artists of the day, she was mistreated. Let’s give her her due.
There’s no form of American music NOT influenced by New Orleans. “Up From the Streets” is a loving documentary and tribute to this unique city.
It’s hard to pinpoint just why the music of the Beatles always felt so good. Drummer Joe Bellia breaks it down to one word: Ringo!
The Wrecking Crew. The Funk Brothers. These session player groups made names for themselves outside of New York, but NYC had its own players and sound.