Articles

These include a profile of a legendary blues musician, a review of recent albums by San Francisco psychedelic musicians, and a discussion about how rock bands carry on after their hit making days are past.

Links to articles written for Encyclopedia Britannica

Follow the links to see the articles on ’50s rockers Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Ritchie Valens ; 1960s groups Buffalo Springfield, Love, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Mamas and the Papas, and The Turtles ; and country icon Bob Wills ; plus overviews of rockabilly and of outlaw music.


Blues Mandolin Legend Yank Rachell

Yank Rachell died at the age of 87 in 1997. He made his first recordings in 1929 with Sleepy John Estes and played with many other blues greats, keeping the sound of the mandolin alive in the blues.


The Folk Roots of San Francisco Psychedelic Music

Members of the Grateful Dead, the Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe & the Fish, Big Brother & the Holding Company, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and other bands were all active in folk music before going psychedelic. In recent years, many have returned to it.


Don’t Go Changin’ : Bands & Audiences

"One of your old favourite groups is coming to town. Should you go ?" A discussion of audience expectations when seeing vintage rock acts.



Articles

Books

interview with jazz great Don Friedman

Interviews - 1960s and 1970s Musicians in the Psychedelic Era

Interviews - 1960s Musicians of the British Invasion Era

Interviews with 1950s and early 1960s rock and roll acts

Interviews with Musicians That Recorded for Sun Records, Memphis

Interviews with Roots Musicians (Blues, R&B, Folk, Country)

Liner Notes

Lyrics from old records

Record Collecting

Reviews

CRAIG MORRISON
is an ethnomusicologist, teacher, author, and musician
based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
7 Nights Music Communications, 2006