Hello, Cleveland! In the three or so hours that I spent in the Rock Hall’s Louvre-like structure, I was, for the most part, pleasantly surprised by what I witnessed.
The following is courtesy of Listening Room contributor Jared Zeide. On May 21st, 1992, MTV broadcast its first episode of “The Real World,” perhaps the original reality show. I remember when I was younger that MTV always had some non-music programming starting with “Remote Control,” but it was usually music… Read More →
The first thing you notice about Tosin Abasi is his custom-made eight-string guitar. Then he starts playing, and that’s the thing you never forget. Abasi is a rising star in the music world — a shredder who combines elements of jazz, progressive and classical styles into his playing. But he’s… Read More →
Sad news today that legendary singer Solomon Burke died Sunday in the Netherlands. There’s a lot you could say about the man, and I would recommend reading this article by Charles Young of Rolling Stone, who wrote an excellent profile of Burke in the past. If you’re not familiar with… Read More →
Roberto Parente Listening Room columnist What the World Needs Now is Love ( Tom Clay 1971 Version) It has been 45 years (1965) since the world heard this popular song with lyrics by Hal David and music composed by Burt Bacharach. The song was first recorded and made popular by… Read More →