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The Late Joe Cocker Paid Tribute to Ray Charles

To continue celebrating American Black History Month here In The Studio, I’m reminded of the definition of rock and roll as told to me by Mr. “Blue Suede Shoes” himself , the late Carl Perkins , ” The Blues and Country and Western had a baby , and they called it Rock’n’Roll .” Seeing as we were in Nashville at the time , Perkins could easily have laid it all at the toe-tapping feet of Hank Williams , a rebel Nashville outsider without whom rock simply would not exist …(more)


Win “Tribute- Cocker Power” Collectible Coffee Table Book

Photo-journalist Linda Wolf documented the Joe Cocker/ Leon Russell “Mad Dogs and Englishmen”  tour  at rehearsal, on the plane, in the hotels, backstage, and literally on stage fifty years ago, now lovingly assembled as a large-format limited edition coffee table book as “Tribute- Cocker Power: a Photographic Diary of Joe Cocker’s Legendary 1970 Tour”. North American residents should register below before midnight ET May 31 for the drawing to win “Tribute- Cocker Power”


Jeff Healey 1966- 2008

…(cont) every headline before and since the cancer-related premature death of blues-rock phenomenon Jeff Healey March 2, 2008 has included the qualifier “blind guitarist” , as if Healey’s mind-blowing facility and unique technique on the instrument,his more-than-competent rich vocals,his uncanny choice of material,and Jeff’s wicked ultra-dry sense of humor were less defining of the man than his inability to read the drive-through menu at Taco Bell…(more)


Elvis Saluted by John Hiatt-Tennessee Plates- 3-93 Dallas

Something appropriate for Elvis Week in Memphis ( when I lived there, the locals referred to it as “Death Week”  ). Big doings no doubt on Elvis Presley Boulevard for this fortieth anniversary. Now that Randy Newman has been inducted, here’s my nomination for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the most deserving American […]