When young sportswriter and photographer Dick Waterman discovered the man known as Son House on a porch in Rochester, New..
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Ray Charles shook up the nation when he took sacred music and made it sexy. There’s one track he wrote..
As a college student in the 1960’s, a young guitarist named David Bromberg found himself smack dab in the middle..
Unlike your stereotypical blues man, Texas-born Tony Russell Brown, called Charles, was highly educated. He graduated from college with a..
In the 1950s a young singer named Mathis James Reed failed his audition for Chess Records. He was a popular..
At age three Billy Preston taught himself to play piano. By age ten he’d graduated to the organ—backing the likes..