Peter Peckham

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Frank Zappa: How The Hungry Freak Turned DIY Pioneer

Bandleader, songwriter, composer, producer, record-company-owner and potential President… <b>Frank Zappa</b> was all of these. He was also one of the first …

Frank Zappa

DIY Music: How Musicians Did It For Themselves

From cave tunes to thrash punk, cotton-field blues to the early days of hip-hop, the urge to make music, using whatever is at hand, is a constant in …

Universal Music

How Carol Kaye Became the Most Prolific Session Musician in History

They don’t spend their lives on tour buses, performing for hundreds or thousands of fans. They don’t make music videos or appear on album covers and …

Music

The market is dealing with something it’s never seen before and that has Jamie Dimon worried

J. P. Morgan chief executive officer and chairman Jamie Dimon is bullish on the U.S. economy, which is in the latter stages of one of the longest …

U.S. Economy

How to Turn a Stock Chord Progression Into a Unique Guitar Part

Last month I described how I harnessed my voice’s musical intuition as a creative guide when crafting a lead guitar solo in the studio.<p>This month I’d …

Electric Guitar

Jack Bruce

Jack Bruce (1943-2014) was a visionary who created music to express his own unique, passionate worldview. The importance, the depth, the very spice …

Guitar

ILLIQUIDITY IS BACK: Big, unexpected market moves are happening more often as assets become less liquid, just like 2007

LONDON — Facebook stock fell by 24% at one point last week, a move that helped wipe 1% off the NASDAQ on the day.<p>Investors were surprised. FB has been one of the best-performing stocks of the last few years.<p>But Morgan Stanley analyst Andrew Sheets and his team says that big unexpected moves in …

Stock Markets

Now’s The Time To Celebrate The Genius Of Charlie Parker

Reissued in 1957 as <i>The Genius Of Charlie Parker, Vol.3: Now’s The Time</i>, with alternate takes of the original 10” LPs eight tracks, the original Verve …

Charlie Parker

The Genius of Tina Weymouth: Breaking Down the Style of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club’s Basslines

The best part about watching videos of my favorite musicians talking about their playing is the moment they reveal that certain stylistic quirks--the …

Guitar

Get Up, Stand Up: The 10 Best Reggae Singers Of All Time

From versatile voices such as <b>Bob Marley</b>’s, to the soul- and gospel-tinged style of <b>Toots Hibbert</b> and the fully committed, utterly convincing messaging …

Music

The Allman Brothers Story: How Gregg Allman Keeps Band Going After Duane’s Death

The accent comes up out of Nashville, by way of Georgia, makes a dash across the States and ends up vaguely California. He sounds a bit like Kris …

Guitar

Why Peggy Lee’s ‘Fever’ Still Smoulders

In July of 1958, nearly 20 years into her career, 38-year-old Peggy Lee scored her 48th <i>Billboard</i> hit with ‘Fever’. Known for her sultry delivery, …

Universal Music

T.Rex Get It On For A Second Time

It was March 1971 when record producer Tony Visconti arrived in Los Angeles. He was there with Marc Bolan and <b>T.Rex</b> to work on some new tracks …

Tyrannosaurus Rex

How Jimi Hendrix Brilliantly Deconstructed Chords to Create Distinctive Embellished Melodic Themes

Music writer Polyphonic, who creates incredibly informative video essays, took a look at the distinctive guitar style of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, …

Guitar

ROSENBERG: The Fed just unloaded a pile of evidence that the US economy is in the 9th inning

When I discuss that we are late cycle and use the baseball analogy, the two responses I get the most are "We're going into extra innings" or "It may be the eighth or ninth, but the innings are getting much longer, so the fat lady ain't gonna be singing for a long, long time."<p>Wishful thinking. A …

Markets

On 'Fanfare For The Common Man,' An Anthem For The American Century

Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man" begins with dramatic percussion, heralding something big and exciting. Then comes a ladder of simple trumpet notes, solemn and heroic. The whole piece takes less than four minutes to play, but its admirers say it speaks volumes in that time.<p>"It's a piece …

Income Tax

PiL: The Public Image Is Rotten (Songs From the Heart) review – how John Lydon bulldozed pop

Like any good rock’n’roll yarn, the story of Public Image Ltd tends to change according to the narrator. Rising from the rubble of the Sex Pistols’ spectacular implosion in 1978, John Lydon’s second band gave him a clean slate for his weirder musical impulses, without the interference of his …

Post Punk

Hear Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley Sing Roger Miller Classics

The all-star celebration of the enduring legacy of Country Music Hall of Fame legend Roger Miller continues with a preview of two more outstanding …

Country Music

Joni Mitchell’s 1970 Isle Of Wight Performance Gets Home Release

A landmark early performance by one of the definining singer-songwriters of all time will come to DVD and Blu-ray on 14 September, when Eagle Vision …

Festivals

The 100 Greatest Songs of the Century – So Far

50<p>“The Scientist,” Coldplay<p><b>2002 | Capitol; Highest Chart Position: Did not chart</b><p>Chris Martin’s friend had just gone through a breakup, and, as he …

How Jamaican Movies Brought Reggae To The Masses

Reggae music was never quite mainstream. Its greatest stars struggled to be taken seriously by the wider world. Even when a reggae artist achieved a …

Universal Music

The Harder They Come: The Iconic Reggae Soundtrack That Still Packs A Punch

One of the greatest reggae compilations ever released, the <i>The Harder They Come</i> soundtrack was one of the albums that took the reggae various-artists …

Check out this new Aphex Twin documentary

The BBC broadcast delves into the many mysteries surrounding the musician<p>Aphex Twin is the subject of a new radio documentary, which explores the …

The Bezos-Buffett-Dimon health care venture: Eliminate the middlemen

The new health care venture formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase announced June 20 that Harvard professor and well-known author …

John Prine On Music, Cancer And Why He Never Thought He'd Be A Recording Artist

The singer, songwriter and guitarist underwent surgeries in 1996 and 2013 that affected his throat and voice. He likes his voice better now: "It dropped down lower and feels friendlier."<p>Transcript<p>TERRY GROSS, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. My guest is songwriter, singer and guitarist John …

All Eyes On Stanley Turrentine’s Remarkable Debut Album, ‘Look Out!’

With his husky, unequivocally masculine, blues-infused tone, Stanley Turrentine belongs to an elite group of saxophonists who developed a distinctive …

Rock ‘n’ Roll Guitar Hero Cliff Gallup, Idolised By Clapton, Beck, Page And More

He was literally instrumental in the early days of rock ‘n’ roll and influenced a generation of future guitar figureheads from Jimmy Page and Hank …

Who originally sung Courtney Hadwin’s America’s Got Talent song Hard To Handle?

Teenage singer Courtney Hadwin is the toast of America’s Got Talent after landing Howie Mandel’s Golden Buzzer on last week’s show.<p>The 13-year-old …

The B-52s: The stories behind the hit songs

Watch a Guitar Get Made From Scratch in This Hour-Long Documentary

Ever taken a look at a handmade, luthier-crafted guitar and wondered how such a complex instrument could be made from scratch? If so, then we've got …