Luaka Bop’s reissue of the Staples Jr. Singers’ sole album, When Do We Get Paid, brings a crucial gospel LP back into circulation.
American roots music legends Mavis Staples and Levon Helm teamed up in 2011 for a fabulous collaboration, which we can now thankfully hear on Carry Me Home.
Watching the 1958 Elvis movie King Creole, one is confronted by a young actor with promise, delivering a performance on par with James Dean.
David Ferguson, Dan Auerbach, and Ronnie McCoury sing and play beautifully on the Stanley Brothers’ classic “White Dove”, a simple song with a profound message.
Brent Cobb selected eight classic old-time gospel favorites because these songs evoked his childhood experiences and stoked his desire to pray with others.
Aretha Franklin’s Young, Gifted and Black became a brilliant capper to a dizzying five years that produced perhaps the greatest run of studio LPs in any artist’s discography.
Fifty years ago, a plea for assistance from Ravi Shankar to George Harrison gave birth to The Concert for Bangladesh, an event whose impact on the culture of pop and classic rock still resonates.
The Preacher’s Wife is the ideal Whitney Houston album, ticking off many sides of the diva’s talents while marrying her commercial side with her sacred roots
Fans will likely love the warmth and charm of The Willie Nelson Family, but the album isn’t quite essential amid such a deep catalog.
The Sweet Inspirations never achieved fame as an act beyond backup singers, but this anthology reveals what other artists like Elvis and Aretha always knew.