This is the grave of Lamar Stringfield. Born in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1897, Stringfield grew up in the region as the son of a Baptist minister who had parishes through the western part of the sta
This is a story of three great singer-songwriters. The first is John Prine. One of the greatest songwriters in American history, the much adored Prine was mourned deeply when he died early in the pand
I hadn’t watched Scorsese’s The Last Waltz in years so I threw it on last night. If anything, it’s even better than I remembered. The Band was no great live act in their later years,
This is the grave of Jerry Capehart. Born in 1928 in Goodman, Missouri, Capehart entered the music industry as a young man, though that was interrupted a bit by being drafted into the Korean War. By t
This is the grave of Leon Russell. The real-life version of Cousin It was born in 1942 in Lawton, Oklahoma. Russell grew up with the piano and proved more than a little adept at it. He was already pla
I don’t even need to explain why to watch this. Just turn it up and get your funk on.
Been quite awhile since I did one of these posts! I’m not sure why, but there’s a whole bunch of Sun Ra stories appearing. Here’s a nice little profile of the great one in The New Yo
Last night, I watched Julien Temple’s 2009 documentary Oil City Confidential. Temple’s documentary on Joe Strummer was so good that I figured I’d check this out. It’s about the