Ravi Shankar: The Spirit and The Legacy Live On

Sitar master RAVI SHANKAR passed away on December 11 at the age of 92. Herewith a tribute to the life and legacy of the man George Harrison extolled as the 'Godfather of World Music.'
by David McGee
 

 
 

Video Moment for the Ages

Capitalizing on the global acclaim for tTHE COMEBACK ALBUM, ERIC BRACE and PETER COOPER have released 'The Greatest Music Video Ever Made.' Sez they.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Updike & Easter, 2014

Continuing our annual tradition, we present seven new voices commenting on the meaning and import of John Updike's oft-contemplated, much-debated poem, 'Seven Stanzas at Easter.'
by David McGee
 

 
 

Bob Durst, Camp Counselor

MICHAEL SIGMAN remembers an odd summer camp season in 1964 when his camp counselor was an odd duck named BOB DURST, now an infamous accused murderer.
by David McGee
 

 

 

The Man In Black, In All Dimensions

In this the 80th year of JOHNNY CASH’s birth, Columbia/Legacy is celebrating with five new collections of vintage and previously unreleased Cash music that pretty much cover the waterfront of the Man in Black’s aesthetic.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Stone Cold Country

STONE COLD COUNTRY: Remembering the music and the life of GEORGE JONES, 1931-2013
by David McGee
 

 

 

It’s Alvis, Not Elvis

Remembering ALVIS WAYNE, a rockabilly pioneer that never got his just due but leaves behind some memorable music in the wake of his passing on July 31.
by David McGee
 

 
 

‘Star Spangled Banner’ @200: Five Noteworthy Classical Versions

Marking the 200th birthday of the 'STAR SPANGLED BANNER,' we present five notable classical versions and debunk the urban myth about STRAVINSKY being arrested for defaming the anthem.
by David McGee
 

 

 

The Elite Half Hundred of 2015, Part 2

Part 2 of the Elite Half Hundred selections for 2015. 'Fifty Albums That Made Life Worth Living in 2015.'
by David McGee
 

 
 

Forevermore

His voice belongs to the ages now: Cleveland Duncan, lead tenor of The Penguins, died on November 6, shortly after casting his ballot in the Presidential election. Remembering the great lead singer who made 'Earth Angel' immortal.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Gordon Stoker Goes Home, and The Jordanaires’ Story Ends

With the death of GORDON STOKER on March 27, THE JORDANAIRES' story has come to an end. We pay tribute to one of the great men of the music world and a group that made a difference when Elvis called them on board.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Remembering Pete Seeger

Remembering PETE SEEGER by those who knew him and in his own words. The first of a two-part tribute.
by David McGee