One of my favorite music authors is Robert Gordon. He just released his latest book , Memphis Rent Party: The Blues, Rock & Soul in Music’s Hometown with Bloomsbury Publishing.
“Robert’s feel for his subject is very similar to the subjects’ feel for their music. Blues, being the wellspring of all American music for over a century, is always worth studying. Robert does it right.” – Keith Richards
Give it a glance. Robert Gordon, a Memphis native citizen has been writing about Memphis music and history for thirty years.
If you plan to be in LA on April 26th, this related event may be of interest to you.
Jack White has expent much positive energy throughout his eccentric-genius career by affirming tribute to overlooked music traditions. It’s only equitable that some of the survivors from those past music eras return the favor with a loving tribute of their own to Jack White.
Cleopatra Records issued a definitive Jack White tribute recording this past November with Rockin’ Legends Pay Tribute To Jack White.
The recording features the following artists and selections: Wanda Jackson (“Cold, Cold Night), Big Jay McNeely and Nik Turner (“I’m Shakin'”), Gary U.S. Bonds (“Salute Your Solution”), Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers (“Steady As She Goes”), Joe Clay and Cranston Clements (“Trash Tongue Talker”), Robert Gordon and Chris Spedding (“Another Way to Die”), Knox, Walter Lure and W.S. “Fluke” Holland (“Seven Nation Army”), Johnny Powers (“Fly Farm Blues”), Bobby Vee (“We’re Going to Be Friends”), Rosie Flores (“Blunderbuss”), the Dirt Daubers (“Fell in Love With a Girl”), Rejected Youth Nation feat. Cyril Neville (“You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told)”), the Denver Broncos U.K. (“Top Yourself”) and Los Straightjackets (“Icky Thump”)