Tag Archives: Wall Street Journal

Freddie Waits: Drummer on ‘Dancing in the Streets’

SKF NOTE: Freddie Waits is the drummer on Martha and the Vandellas’ Dancing in the Street? Neither had I seen Freddie Waits spoken of as one of Motown’s legendary “Funk Brothers.” I learn something everyday. Here is a snippet of … Continue reading

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Stones Playing Free Concert in Cuba

Mar 1, 2016 MUSIC The Rolling Stones Announce Free Concert in Cuba By MIKE AYERS The Rolling Stones will play a free concert in Havana on March 25. Dubbed the “Concert for Amity,” the show will take place at the … Continue reading

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Bonnie Raitt: ‘By 1987, I’d Had Enough’

SKF NOTE: Bonnie Raitt is one of my longtime favorite musicians. Very much looking forward to hearing her new album, Dig In Deep. Helping to kick off that album, the Wall Street Journal published the backstory to Bonnie Raitt’s hit … Continue reading

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Brian Blade with Trixie Whitley

SKF NOTE: This Trixie Whitley video is also a fun look at drummer Brian Blade. WSJ.com – ARTS MUSIC Trixie Whitley Learns Some Musical Lessons Trixie Whitley, daughter of the late blues guitarist Chris Whitley, talks about keeping her musical independence … Continue reading

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Panama Francis: The Story Behind ‘Runaround Sue’

WSJ.com ARTS ANATOMY OF A SONG The Story Behind ‘Runaround Sue’ Dion DiMucci recalls how a basement party in the Bronx in 1960 inspired ‘Runaround Sue’ Dion DiMucci: We used to have these parties in the Bronx in the late … Continue reading

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Cynthia Yeh: Bent Coat Hangers, Old Keys & Fishing Line

SKF NOTE: This is great. Chicago Symphony Orchestra‘s Cynthia Yeh onstage favors — paraphrasing songwriter Guy Clark — stuff that works. WSJ.com TECH MY TECH ESSENTIALS Chicago Symphony Orchestra Percussionist Cynthia Yeh’s Favorite Gear The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s principal percussionist on … Continue reading

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Beatles Songs Will Start Streaming on Christmas Eve 

Starting Christmas Eve, all of the Beatles’ music, from 1963’s “Please Please Me” to 1970’s “Let It Be,” will be available on nine different streaming services. The streaming services that will carry the Beatles’ tunes are as follows: Apple Music, … Continue reading

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