They must have nevertheless listened to a varied mix of musical genres, because that’s what showed up in their early recordings. Their eponymous first album yielded a #11 pop single Continue reading “P is for Pointer Sisters”
Do you recognize the Stevie Wonder song the chorus of Step Out by Oasis echoes?
Oasis is a British band of the 1990s and beyond, about which I know relatively little:
1) The group has often been described as Beatlesque,
2) The members have occasionally been accused of copyright infringement, and
3) The band, for a time, included brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher, who fought a lot, as brothers in these sagas often do.
Got to see the Neville Brothers on Thursday, August 6, 2009 at
River Front Park in Albany,
The Neville Brothers, an American soul/funk/rhythm and blues group, was formed in 1977 in New Orleans, Louisiana, consisting of Art (b. 1937), Charles (b. 1938), Aaron (b. 1941), and Cyril (b. 1948).
But long before then, the brothers were involved in music. The Meters formed in 1965, led by Art on keyboards and vocals, and later including percussionist/vocalist Cyril. They had some R&B hits Continue reading “N is for the Neville Brothers”
CCR even appeared at Woodstock, though most people don’t remember that.
John Fogerty, Doug Clifford, and Stu Cook met in junior high school, and soon backed John’s older brother Tom on some gigs. Eventually they became a band, with Doug on drums, Stu – formerly on piano – switching to bass, and Tom on rhythm guitar, as John became “the band’s lead vocalist and primary songwriter.” In Tom Fogerty’s words: ‘I could sing, but John had a sound!'” That he did.