Joan Osborne Takes a Well-Deserved Victory Lap With Radio Waves

Joan Osborne’s Radio Waves is a career retrospective inside a live album inside a rarities compilation, a turducken of a music anthology and the result is tasty.

April 27, 2022


Contrastography: Prince vs. Bob Dylan

Contrastography compares the histories of two famous entities to display some unusual coincidences.

June 10, 2020


10 Great Little Richard Songs You’ve Never Heard

Little Richard is remembered best for his groundbreaking run of 1950s hits, but the late “Tutti Frutti” belter sporadically recorded gems over his last 50 years.

May 13, 2020


Bill Withers and the Curse of the Black Genius

“Lean on Me” singer-songwriter Bill Withers was the voice of morality in an industry without honor. It’s amazing he lasted this long.

April 7, 2020


29 Black Music Documentaries for Black History Month 2020

For Black History Month 2020, we are showcasing films and videos featuring Black American artists. Enjoy them and learn about the origin of each Black music legend featured.

February 1-29, 2020


Contrastography: Brian Wilson vs. Dr. Dre

Contrastography compares the histories of Brian Wilson and Dr. Dre to display some unusual coincidences.

November 3, 2019


Celebrate Prince’s Birthday With 24 Rare Covers

☔ From jam bands to jazz heads, musicians from many genres have recorded Prince covers. Here are 24 of them for June 7, Prince’s birthday.

June 7, 2019


3rd Annual “28 Days, 28 Black Music Documentaries.”

For Black History Month, watch even more origins of music legends and hidden superstars. (And check out the lists from 2017 and 2018.) 

Jan 23, 2019


28 Days, 28 More Black Music Documentaries.

For Black History Month watch more origins of music legends and hidden superstars. (And check out the lists from 2017 and 2019.)

Jan 30, 2018


How I Hid My Extreme Height With a Ramones T-shirt

I’m a 6′ 9″ African-American male. Every week a total stranger will ask me the same four-word question that I heard the week before, and the week before that, and every single week of my life for last 30 years. It’s practically a script:

Sept 21, 2017


28 Days, 28 Black Music Documentaries.

This Black History Month, watch the origins of music legends and hidden superstars. (And check out the lists from 2018 and 2019.)

Jan 31, 2017


Trump’s Appointees, As Told Through Classic Album Covers.

Feeling Kind of Blue and ready to Freak Out about The Downward Spiral.

Dec 1, 2016

Nobody Knows Nuthin’: American Idol’s Simon Cowell vs. Jennifer Hudson

In which the King of Insults meets the Queen of Results.

Feb 12, 2014


Uppity Music—Your guide to unsung Black departure albums

You’ve never read a music blog quite like this.