One can sum up ’80s pop music with four artists: Bruce, Madonna, Michael, and Prince. In a way they were the last of the real superstars. The ’90s belonged to the anti-stars […]
Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson was one of the true masters of the funk. He had both the style and the chops. You may never have heard of him (but I hope that you […]
My love for all things P-Funk knows no boundaries. The Brides of Funkenstein were former backup singers promoted to the front line for a couple of late seventies albums. Funk or Walk […]
Talk about sweet — voices don’t come much sweeter than the great Curtis Mayfield.
Ah, yeah. William “Bootsy” Collins is a favorite of my son’s and mine. All either one of us has to say is “on the one” and the other will bust into some […]
Dennis Coffey has long been one of my favorite guitarists. He’s one of yours, too – you probably just don’t know it.
My love for all things Funkadelic knows no bounds. Call it what you want — Parliament, P-Funk, Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy’s Rubber Band, Dr. Woo, it doesn’t matter. If it’s on the […]
Putting together a playlist of songs about moms isn’t very difficult. In fact, you could make a playlist of songs named “Mama” without ever resorting to “She’s A Bad Mama Jama.” But […]
I have a lengthy track record of disliking Michael Jackson. When I was seven my oldest sister received a 45 of “Dancing Machine” as a birthday gift. I thought that was pretty hot, then […]
So you’ve decided that 2012 is the year you drop that dead weight, whatever his or her name is, or take a trip to Greece while it’s still there. Here are some […]