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Mercury Rev Revive Bobby Gentry by Revisiting 'Delta Sweete'

I want to be clear. I have never heard the original Bobbie Gentry 1968 album The Delta Sweete. I've only heard pieces of it. Individual songs such as "Okolona River Bottom Band", "Morning Glory", and "Sermon" have shown up on Bobbie Gentry anthology discs. They are tasty tracks with the strong flavor of the rural South. Fans have hailed the flop record that followed the huge hit "Ode to Billie Joe" as a lost classic. They say the entire album is better than just a sum of its songs. It is a m...
Tags: Music, Review, Pop, Electric Ladyland, Jimi Hendrix, Williams, Delta, Americana, Music Review, Bobbie Gentry, Okolona, Mercury Rev, Gentry, Lucinda Williams, Indie Rock, Jimmy Reed


Mercury Rev Revive Bobbie Gentry by Revisiting 'Delta Sweete'

I want to be clear. I have never heard the original Bobbie Gentry 1968 album The Delta Sweete. I've only heard pieces of it. Individual songs such as "Okolona River Bottom Band", "Morning Glory", and "Sermon" have shown up on Bobbie Gentry anthology discs. They are tasty tracks with the strong flavor of the rural South. Fans have hailed the flop record that followed the huge hit "Ode to Billie Joe" as a lost classic. They say the entire album is better than just a sum of its songs. It is a m...
Tags: Music, Review, Pop, Electric Ladyland, Jimi Hendrix, Williams, Delta, Americana, Music Review, Bobbie Gentry, Okolona, Mercury Rev, Gentry, Lucinda Williams, Indie Rock, Jimmy Reed


Whitehorse Returns with a New Addition to 'The Northern South'

None It's been more than two years since the Canadian folk rock duo Whitehorse released the EP The Northern South Vol. 1. The disc contained covers of past classics by legends like Robert Johnson, Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, and Chuck Berry. Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet transformed these cuts into dirty, nasty, smoldering tracks that bled fire, flesh, and brimstone. The multi-instrumentalists played and sang as if possessed by the devil, the one that lives inside of us and per...
Tags: Music, Review, John, Music Review, Whitehorse, Rolling Stones, Etta James, Willie Dixon, Jimmy Reed, McClelland, St James Infirmary, Doucet, Blues Rock, Folk Rock, Six shooter records, Whitehorse Returns


Are You Related To Billy Gibbons?

Gibbons was born on December 16, 1949, to Frederick Royal (“Freddie”) and Lorraine (née Duffy) Gibbons in the Tanglewood neighborhood of Houston, Texas. His father was an entertainer, orchestra conductor, and concert pianist who worked alongside his second cousin, art director Cedric Gibbons, for Samuel Goldwyn at MGM Studios. A percussionist as a youth, Gibbons was sent by his father to New York City to study with Tito Puente In 1963, Gibbons received his first electric guitar following his 13t...
Tags: New York City, Genealogy, Gibbons, Billy, Samuel Goldwyn, Tanglewood, Houston Texas, Billy Gibbons, Tito Puente, Jimmy Reed, Genealogy Research/Ancestry, Genealogy News, Genealogyblog, William Frederick, Frederick Royal Freddie, Lorraine née Duffy Gibbons


Hannah Pittard's Playlist for Her Novel "Visible Empire"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Hannah Pittard's novel Visible Empire is an enthralling and well-researched fictional account of the 1962 plane crash that killed over 100 of Atlanta's biggest art patrons and its a...
Tags: Music, Atlanta, David, New York Times, Willie Nelson, Nina Simone, Sam Cooke, Roy Orbison, Mary Wells, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Ben, Otis Redding, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Hank Williams, Lesley Gore, Jimmy Reed


July 2: Cuddles & Rage at Hooray for Books

*JUST ANNOUNCED* A Sweet Story Time with Liz and Jimmy Reed Saturday, July 28 : 1 pm Husband and wife duo extraordinaire, Liz and Jimmy Reed, bring their new book for a special story time, Sweet Success . Fans of Terry Border and Drew Daywalt will devour this punny and clay-ful picture book Recommended for readers ages 3 and up. ...
Tags: Comics, Liz, Alexandria Va, Jimmy Reed, Mike Rhode, Drew Daywalt, Terry Border


Soul Serenade: Barbara Lynn, “You’ll Lose a Good Thing”

In this column, I’ve written about everyone from superstars who ran numerous hits up the charts to one-hit wonders who only had that single moment in the sun. Then are those who broke out of the gate with their big hit and then never repeated that initial success. It has to be the most frustrating feeling of all. Such an artist is Barbara Lynn who, while she had other chart records and even some R&B hits, never managed to equal the enormous success of her first release. Lynn was born in Beaumont...
Tags: Music, Japan, Los Angeles, James Brown, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, New Orleans, Elvis Presley, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Ken Shane, Soul Serenade, Atlantic Records, Jamie, Beaumont


Soul Serenade: Lloyd Price, “Personality”

In the last couple of years, we have had powerful returns to form from classic soul men William Bell and Don Bryant. Now we can add Lloyd Price, whose new album This is Rock and Roll will be released on September 22, to that list. In honor of the occasion, I thought I would take a look at one of Lloyd’s greatest hits this week. Price was born on the outskirts of New Orleans and got his start singing and playing piano and trumpet in his church’s gospel choir. He got his big break when Art Rupe ca...
Tags: Europe, Music, New York, New York City, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Bronx, Muhammed Ali, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Ken Shane, Soul Serenade, Ed Sullivan, The Ed Sullivan Show, Carole King, Gary


New children's book from Cuddles and Rage (updated)

ComicsDC co-author has reminded me that HE interviewed Liz and Jimmy Reed (aka Cuddles and Rage)  before their new children's book came out. Sweet Competition by Liz Reed, Jimmy Reed About the Book Liz and Jimmy Reed, the creators of the "Cuddles and Rage" webcomic, have whipped up a truly delectable picture book debut featuring the antics of competitive twin cherries who will do anything to outsweet…er, outsmart one another! For this pair of twin cherries, everything i...
Tags: Food, Comics, Children's Book, Photographs, Cherry, Liz, Jimmy Reed, Mike Rhode, Matt Dembicki, Liz Reed Jimmy Reed, Will Boy Cherry, Cuddles & Rage, Cuddles and Rage


New children's book from Cuddles and Rage

I hope to interview Liz and Jimmy Reed (aka Cuddles and Rage) soon, but I should have mentioned their new children's book when it came out. Sweet Competition by Liz Reed, Jimmy Reed About the Book Liz and Jimmy Reed, the creators of the "Cuddles and Rage" webcomic, have whipped up a truly delectable picture book debut featuring the antics of competitiv...
Tags: Comics, Cherry, Liz, Jimmy Reed, Mike Rhode, Liz Reed Jimmy Reed, Will Boy Cherry


Liz Reed of Cuddles and Rage on Carolyn and Joe Show

Liz Reed Joe Carabeo and Carolyn Belefski Carolyn and Joe Show podcast November 15, 2016 https://carolynandjoeshow.wordpress.com/2016/11/15/liz-reed/http://curls-studio.com/radio/CJS390.mp3 EPISODE 390 It's the sweetest episode of the Carolyn and Joe Show podcast! On this weeks episode, Astray Productions director and writer, Joe Carabeo, and Curls Studio cartoonist and creator, Carolyn Belefski welcome to the podcast, artist, podcaster and on...
Tags: Comics, Liz, Carolyn, Joe Show, Jimmy Reed, Mike Rhode, Carolyn Belefski


Cuddles & Rage on NPR's Facebook Live

Artists Cuddles & Rage (aka Liz and Jimmy Reed) were on NPR's Facebook Live this week adding to their contribution to the Small Stories room diorama exhibit at the National Building Museum . If you missed it, you can catch the recording here . [Author: Matt Dembicki]
Tags: Comics, Npr, Liz, National Building Museum, Jimmy Reed, Matt Dembicki


Hear 280 Blues, Country, Reggae & Rock Songs Keith Richards Namechecks in His Memoir, Life

Image by Machocarioca, via Wikimedia Commons You don’t have to, like, stretch your brain or anything to rattle off a list of Keith Richards’ influences. If you’ve ever heard a Rolling Stones song, you’ve heard him pull out his Muddy Waters and Chuck Berry riffs, and he’s never been shy about supporting and naming his idols. He’s played with Waters, Berry, and many more blues and early rock and roll greats, and after borrowing heavily from them, the Stones gave back by promoting and touring with...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Netflix, Keith Richards, Jagger, Berry, Facebook Twitter, Richards, Rolling Stones, Willie Dixon, Chuck Berry, Josh Jones, Michiko Kakutani, Jimmy Reed, Jimmy Cliff


Q&A with Cuddles and Rage

Local husband-and-wife duo Liz and Jimmy Reed (aka Cuddles and Rage ) have been super busy with new projects. On display now at the National Building Museum is their diorama as part of the “ Small Stories: At Ho me in a Dollhouse ” exhibit. On the horizon is their first kids book, Sweet Competition , which is due in November from HarperCollins. Below, the Reeds answer a couple questions that ComicsDC posed to them about their work in diorama, comics and now picture books. So...
Tags: Comics, Harpercollins, Dslr, Liz, Jimmy, National Building Museum, Jimmy Reed, Matt Dembicki


Cuddles & Rage diorama at National Building Museum

The National Building Museum has a new exhibit called “ Small Stories: At Home in a Dollhouse ” that includes among its artists the miniature work of Cuddles & Rage (aka Liz and Jimmy Reed). The D.C.-area husband-and-wife team is known for its cute dioramas and witty comics. On exhibit at NBM is “Banana Bath.” According to the description, “Banana loves waking-up and starting his day off soaking in a cool tub of milk and cereal while devouring a great book. As a single banana living ...
Tags: Comics, Liz, National Building Museum, Jimmy Reed, NBM, Matt Dembicki


RIP Sonny James, Who Proved Nice Guys Can Finish First 16 Times in a Row

Sonny James, who appeared in the classic 1967 movie Hillbillys in a Haunted House, was also one of the most popular and endearing country singers of the late 20th century. James, who died Monday at the age of 86, also left a permanent mark on the early rock 'n' roll world with " target="_hplink"> "Young Love," an enduring ballad that brightened the spring of 1957 for many a teenage heart. He had to share the success of "Young Love" with Hollywood hunk Tab Hunter, who recorded it around the sa...
Tags: Hollywood, Basil Rathbone, Alabama, Missouri, Atkins, Birmingham, Sam, Huffington Post, South, James, Roy Orbison, Tina Turner, Hunter, David Hinckley, Ala, Sonny


Song Premiere: Bobby Rush's 'Mary Jane'

Mississippi blues legend Bobby Rush is releasing a 4-CD career retrospective box set, Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History of Bobby Rush , out on Omnivore Recordings on Nov. 27. Rush played with Elmore James, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, and Jimmy Reed, and had a multi-generational career in music, spanning blues, soul and funk. This box set represents 50 years over the course of 20 labels: five hours of blues, soul, R&B, funk and even a touch of disco.
Tags: Mississippi, Bobby Rush, Mary Jane, Elmore James Howlin Wolf, Jimmy Reed


Notes to self: from Philip Roth to Gillian Flynn, authors look back at their work

What is it like to reread Portnoy’s Complaint at 80? What inspired the name of the town in Gone Girl? Writers from Philip Roth to Gillian Flynn and from Toni Morrison to Richard Ford have returned to their own work to annotate a selection of first editions. Take a look at the novel still closest to Anne Tyler’s heart and the pages which make Neil Gaiman the most proud as we round up the highlights from an auction in support of American PEN• From the margins: JK Rowling, Hilary Mantel and Ian McE...
Tags: Books, New York, Fiction, Neil Gaiman, Culture, Mother, Philip Roth, Tokyo, Nolan, Mark Twain, Comics and graphic novels, Woody Allen, PEN literary prizes, Patricia Cornwell, Gillian Flynn, Alice Walker