Big Maceo’s heyday as a recording artist lasted just five years, but his output includes some of the most widely covered songs in the history of the genre.
A one-woman show about a terrible tragedy and an improvised thriller performed under the influence are among this week’s best bets.
He his biggest hit as raunchy bluesman Georgia Tom Dorsey, but today he’s known as “the father of gospel music.”
Doctor Clayton cut just 30 tracks, but they helped plant the seeds for rock ‘n’ roll.
The weird world of Lil B, a nice talk between two members of the old D.C. punk royalty, a new girl-group tribute act, and more
Influential slide guitarist Tampa Red recorded 335 sides of hokum and jump blues between 1928 and ’53 but died largely forgotten in ’81