Tell Mama — Etta James (Cadet, 1968)

2016-11-10T17:07:19+00:00November 10th, 2016|

In 1967, a pregnant Etta James traveled to rural Alabama to work with the world-class musicians of Muscle Shoals Studios. Country fiddler Rick Hall, who ran the studio, had the perfect song for James, 'Tell [...]

Bobby Robinson

2016-11-10T17:07:19+00:00November 10th, 2016|

Bobby Robinson is a prominent African-American independent record producer in New York, most active from the 1950s through the mid-1980s. He established several highly successful record labels and produced records that sold in the millions. [...]

Jerry Wexler

2016-11-10T17:07:19+00:00November 10th, 2016|

Jerry Wexler has been dubbed the Godfather of Soul Music in America. As a music reporter in the late 1940s, he coined the term 'Rhythm and Blues' to define a new style of music. As [...]

Bobby Rush

2016-11-10T17:07:18+00:00November 10th, 2016|

Bobby Rush began his career in music over 55 years ago. Schooled in the music of Chicago in the 1950s, Rush has taken his brand of Soul Blues from the Chitlin' Circuit to stages around [...]

Paul Butterfield

2016-11-10T17:06:59+00:00November 10th, 2016|

Paul Butterfield ranks among the most influential harp players in the Blues. Born in 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, he began playing classical flute as a child. He also grew up listening to his father's Jazz [...]