You said something bad? You better shut your mouth, or I’ll bust your jaw off…
When singer/songwriter Jesse Belvin died in a car accident on February 6, 1960, he became the first artist of the rock ‘n’ roll era to join the as-yet-unnamed 27 Club….
The story behind one of the great rockabilly/swamp boogie tunes of all-time, Dale Hawkins’ “Susie Q.”
Let’s listen to an excellent, previously unreleased song by Phil Phillips called “Weeping Willow.”
Before We Was Fab checks in for the first time with the Chairman of the Board, circa 1955.
A look at the first big hit for The Four Freshmen, 1952’s “It’s a Blue World.”
This week’s spotlight shines on a great 1959 Cadence single by the Everly Brothers, “Poor Jenny.”
This week the pre-Beatles spotlight shines on Atlantic’s Queen of R&B, the one and only Ruth Brown.
In the spring of 1959, the Flamingos achieved immortality with one of the most beautiful pop songs ever released.
The Silhouettes scored big with their one and only hit
Love life in the ruts? Pick up Real Gone Music’s reissue of the classic Jackie Gleason album Music for Lovers Only and bring back the spark!
For almost 80 years, Kirkus Reviews has served as the industry bible for bookstore buyers, librarians, and ordinary readers alike. Now Popdose joins the Kirkus Book Bloggers Network to explore…
It’s hard, if you really listen, not to be startled when 1955’s “Bo Diddley” — all fast-driving beats and nervy aggression — gets going. Diddley ditched chord changes for propulsive…
In a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame career dating back to the early 1950s, the Isley Brothers stayed on the move — transforming themselves from gospel shouters to doo-woppers…