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ATLANTA (AP) — When college student and roots music fan Lance Ledbetter grew frustrated at the near impossibility of buying 78 rpm gospel records from the 1920s and '30s, he began to ponder a question: What would it take to reissue those old tunes and put them in the record...
ATLANTA (AP) — A tiny Georgia-based record label has made big noise in the music world with new releases of hard-to-find recordings compiled from old 78 rpm discs and obscure archives. Since its first release in 2003, Atlanta-based Dust-to-Digital has become a powerhouse in the...
NEW YORK (AP) — Since Mark Oliver Everett has written movingly about his family dying around him, he understands why his band Eels is often described as a purveyor of depressing indie rock 'n' roll. Yet that would be missing the point of his work. His music is ultimately open-...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — D.J. Fontana, the drummer who helped launch rock 'n' roll as Elvis Presley's sideman, has died at 87, his wife said Thursday. Karen Fontana told The Associated Press that her husband died in his sleep in Nashville Wednesday night. She said he had been...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — D.J. Fontana, the drummer who helped launch rock 'n' roll as Elvis Presley's sideman, has died at 87, his wife said Thursday. Karen Fontana told The Associated Press that her husband died Wednesday night in his sleep in Nashville. Fontana rose from playing...
LONDON (AP) — Summer is coming and the season in Britain is being marked by a return to the airwaves of the Beach Boys' "Fun, Fun, Fun" with a new version featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The raucous teenage classic has been reborn with a classical twist, one of 16...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drake is having a Degrassi Community School reunion. The rapper played Jimmy Brooks in the Canadian teen drama, and a video released Wednesday night for his single "I'm Upset" features several of his "Degrassi: The Next Generation" cast mates. A party in the...
Fantastic Negrito, "Please Don't Be Dead" (Blackball Universe/Cooking Vinyl) Fantastic Negrito has an incredible, inspiring backstory but it would be a shame to unwittingly allow it to overshadow the issue at hand, the truly fantastic blend of blues, funk, rock and R&B...
Fantastic Negrito, "Please Don't Be Dead" (Blackball Universe/Cooking Vinyl) Fantastic Negrito has an incredible, inspiring backstory but it would be a shame to unwittingly allow it to overshadow the issue at hand, the truly fantastic blend of blues, funk, rock and R&B...