“Call the Midwife” is a British drama series that revives the family life of 1950’s East End London. Children’s laughter, mothers’ gossip, lovers’ whispers and the smooth sound of vinyls are all to be found in this enchanting series. The urban wounds of the war are slowly but surely replaced with the colourful times of swing   Read More …

January 8th marks what would have been Elvis Presley’s 80th birthday, and, to commemorate the King, Legacy Recordings have planned a yearlong celebration of Presley’s music for modern-day Elvis fans. First up, the singer’s The Complete ’60s Albums Collection Vol. 1 has been released onto iTunes. The set highlights all the LPs Presley recorded between   Read More …

The Critters were a successful American pop group with several hits in the 1960s. “Younger Girl” became a minor pop hit in early 1966, and reached #38 in the UK Singles Chart in July that year. It was followed by  “Mr. Dieingly Sad”, which reached #17 later in the year. The group had their final   Read More …

We live in a world where the smartphone reigns supreme – where our mobile phones are just as important as our house keys and our wallet (in fact, some would even argue that it’s more important, and that they’d leave without their keys any day as long as they had their phone). Not having a   Read More …

1. Bill Medley’s story, The Time of My Life: A Righteous Brother’s Memoir The pioneering “blue-eyed soul” group the Righteous Brothers, Bill Medley and late partner Bobby Hatfield sang such famous hits as “(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration,” “Unchained Melody,” and “You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’.”. Medley’s duet with Jennifer Warnes for the Dirty Dancing soundtrack, “(I’ve   Read More …

The classic Motown groups The Temptations and The Four Tops were guests at the White House on Friday afternoon. The two group performed shortened versions of their hits My Girl and Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I Got) before joining a group of White House carolers for a rendition of Winter Wonderland. Also while   Read More …

Esoteric Recordings are releasing the 50th Anniversary edition of “The Magnificent Moodies”, the 1965 debut album by The Moody Blues. Now associated as being pioneers of progressive and orchestral rock, the Moody Blues had another life between 1964 – 1966, as one of Britain’s foremost Rhythm and Blues influenced acts. With a line-up of Denny   Read More …

Ray Davies says he has no problem with touring with the Kinks, he just can’t get his brother Dave over one hurdle. Rolling Stone talked to Davies, telling him his brother Dave is afraid to do a reunion tour because he was afraid it would become a Ray Davies show. ‘I don’t understand what that’s   Read More …

Over the past two decades, producer Ralph Sall has assembled all-star albums honoring everything from Saturday-morning cartoon themes to the Grateful Dead. In 2003, he decided to embark on his biggest project yet: a massive Paul McCartney tribute record. “I never realized this would take me 10 years,” Sall says. The Art of McCartney, a   Read More …

So you can go see the artists you love for free with Rukkus! How? Here you go: 1) Send a quick email at giveaway@rukkus.com with a four sentence poem describing your favorite live music experience (+1 entry) 2) Tweet “I just entered to win $200 in concert tickets from rukkus.com #jointherukkus” (+1 entry) The contest   Read More …