The first gigs that blues musician John Németh played were not in darkened, smoke-filled dives near the muddy banks of the Mississippi River, but at bright luncheons in Boise, Idaho for the religious group Catholic Daughters of America. Continue reading
Released last week in America, Phil Collins’ latest album, “Going Back,” is his homage to the music idols of his youth. The collection of Motown and soul hits by the former drummer and lead singer of Genesis reached No. 1 on the U.K. charts last week.
Gospel and soul singer Mavis Staples sang freedom songs throughout the civil rights movement. She discusses her role in the movement and the impact it has had throughout her career. Continue reading