Entries by Red Beard

Black Crowes- Hard to Handle- Houston 2-6-93

From all indications, Black Crowes lead singer/ co-songwriter Chris Robinson was hard to handle from birth, and with him and guitar playing younger brother Rich Robinson sharing Georgia roots with the late soul singer non-pareil Otis Redding, it was no stretch for the Black Crowes to cover Redding’s “Hard to Handle” on their 1990 debut […]

Aerosmith- Cryin’- Brussels Belgium Halloween 1993

In their long illustrious career as America’s premiere hard rock band, no Aerosmith album ever sold more than Spring 1993’s Get a Grip,  and the band toured in support of it the world over. Case in point, listen to Steven Tyler, Joe Perry & Co. power Aerosmith through a live version of the megahit “Cryin’ […]

Steve Winwood – Why Can’t We Live Together?

Back in 1972 while working at my first radio station in Ohio, I got a lesson in soul music from Timmy Thomas and the single “Why Can’t We Live Together?“, and apparently an ocean away Steve Winwood, ex-Spencer Davis Group wunderkind, Traffic cop, and Blind Faith refugee, was taking the same musical correspondence course. What […]

Robert Cray- Best Of

Ask any of Robert Cray‘s biggest fans ( who include Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, and Jimmie Vaughan ) and they all agree that Cray is the total package: movie star handsome, soulful voice, reserved demeanor, with a stinging guitar style that is much more “Steve Cropper” than “Stevie Ray“. But it is Robert […]

Redbeard Rocks American Black History Month!

Thanks to Spotify‘s terrific depth, it was as easy as barbeque ribs sliding off the bone to assemble this rock’n’soul playlist of the greatest rockers like the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Bob Seger, Creedence Clearwater Revival, ZZ Top, and twenty-five more all paying  tribute to Detroit’s Motown and Memphis’ Stax  African-American musical giants, presented to commemorate American […]