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Ten great guitarists celebrating Black History Month

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We start with the greatest guitarist of all-time. Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock with his version of the Star Spangled Banner
February is Black History Month. We celebrate it by looking at some of the greatest artists in music history. Over the next three weeks, we’ll feature the different instrumentalists and singers from all genres of music. We start today with ten of the greatest guitarists. Later this week we’ll feature some of the great drummers.... Read more »

Did Rolling Stone's new "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" get it right

Did Rolling Stone's new "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" get it right
‘Best of’ lists drive people crazy. It could be who is the greatest president, who is the best athlete or some inane topic that will lead to long arguments among friends. Music is no different. Rolling Stone’s new list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time” was published this week. RS first completed this exercise in... Read more »

2016: The year of musical death

10. Phil Chess. Phil and his brother founded Chess Records. Among the legends recording on Chess were Chuck Berry, Willie Dixon and Muddy Waters. He died in October at age 95.
At the start of each year, I like to look at who the music world has lost in the previous 365 days. Most of the time, it’s easy to find a top ten and number one choice is fairly obvious. This isn’t most years. 2016 was a horrible year for losing members of the entertainment... Read more »

The Best Cover Songs Written By Prince

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7. Sheila E. "The Glamorous Life. 
Sheila E. was a protege of Prince's and a talented percussionist in her own right.
Prince was always generous with his music. He not only had many bands and artists that he nurtured, he gave away a lot of his songs. Here’s a list of the best cover versions of Prince’s tunes.   Here’s a look at what some other ChicagoNow bloggers said about Prince. Type your email address in... Read more »

Five things I'll remember about Prince

In a year of sad musical news, it continues today with the death of Prince, at age 57. It’s only been a few hours and the news shows have been all about Prince. There have been many tributes from artists such as Elton John and Aretha Franklin. We use genius too often but it fits... Read more »
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