The Mardi Gras King Mac Rebennack, best known to fans as Dr. John and best known in the music world as the ultimate session man, has enjoyed a wild ride. Here’s a man who should be in every Hall of Fame
Selling Out: Commercials, TV, film and video games Artists get rich and famous, 30 seconds at a time
Goodbye: Don Kirshner, who founded and cultivated a generation of tunesmiths
Kickin’ in Your Stall: Like many things passed from father to son, the love of music can wound, then heal
On The Record: Jack White colors Wanda Jackson’s saucy music with his contemporary palette. Abigail Washburn has Bright Eyes for the Drive-By Truckers, who don Go-Go Boots for The Dead’s Road Trip Over the Rhine via Treme, causing Widespread Panic. Enough good music to make Corea, Clarke & White all Popa Chubby
Re.Issues: The Yardbirds played in the front ranks of the British Invasion, with Clapton, Beck and, last, Page, who piloted the band to the timeless Little Games. The Who’s luxury-box from Leeds and Johnny Cash’s Bootleg
Pet Sounds: ALI GREEN examines Nashville’s punk scene. Punk scene?
What’d I Say: JIM HYNES shows it only takes three to Tangle. Power to the Trios!
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning: From 1966 to 1974, Atlantic Records and Percy Sledge made history. Then Sledge stopped
Also Appearing: KT Tunstall brings her infectious sound to NYC. Bigger-than-life Alexis Suter blows ’em away. The Rock Hall’s 25th Anniversary show starring the hip and famous; Rock Fantasy Camp with those who ain’t. Yet.
Collecting: Magic Sam died at 32, releasing only a few singles and two Delmark albums. ARNIE GOODMAN tells us why this guitarist is worth collecting