Behind the music, a cycle of detox and re-tox, (excessive) sex, (staggering amounts of) drugs, and, incidentally, rock and roll.
Over 500 different versions have been recorded but some of them are seldom heard.
A history of prewar blues that's a work in progress.
Smart bandleaders knew that a great arranger could mean the difference between success and failure for their band.
When Americans began to sing dirges was when I sensed History's tragic hand upon her shoulder.
Only that new British group with the odd name could have kept the Rivieras from topping the charts.
This exhaustive biography reveals the many influences Sonic Youth have had over the years.
"The highly charged language...is full of gimmicks and almost overpowers some songs with paradoxes and subverted cliches piling up into private and secret meanings."
An accessible compilation of traditional and more modern klezmer tunes presented by The Rough Guide.