Sixty years ago, Booker T. & The MG’s transformed an impromptu studio jam into one of the most popular instrumentals ever recorded, “Green Onions.” An instant hit when it came out in the summer of 1962, the single topped the R&B chart and peaked at #3 on the pop chart before selling a million copies. Read more | Read more at Rhino here!
Eliane Elias’s release Mirror Mirror just won a Latin GRAMMY for Best Latin Jazz/Jazz Album. It had already won a GRAMMY for Best Latin Jazz Album earlier this year. The follow-up bossa nova album Quietude was just released in October to critical acclaim. “It was Astrud Gilberto’s single of “The Girl From Ipanema,” released in Read more
Rhiannon Giddens performed this past weekend at the return of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park with 500,000 audience members in attendance! She is pictured here after her guest appearance with Marcus Mumford and Elvis Costello. For more information, go to Rhiannon Giddens’ artist page. Read more
The 12-track bilingual album includes brand new songs as well as tracks from Morales’ celebrated EPs released earlier this year. She Ought To Be King features collaborations with Americana icon Rodney Crowell, Santana co-founder Gregg Rolie, Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo, and includes Tim Lefebvre, Rachel Eckroth, Elizabeth Goodfellow, Ephraim Owens, and Raul Pacheco. The album Read more