by Sean Jewell:: Respect! Otis Redding and the Revolution of Soul has opened at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.┬áThe collection of rare artifacts includes stage outfits, photographs, performance footage, his posthumous Grammy for “(Sittin ‘On) The Dock of the Bay,” and more. It’s been nearly 50 years since Otis’s tragic and untimely death, and […]

by Sean Jewell :: The title of Lloyd Price‘s new book is sumdumhonky. Yes, that’s a pejorative. It’s a deliberate affront to the racists he grew up among; violent, ignorant people, who would sooner lynch a black person of color than eat in their company, much less drink from the same water fountain, or use […]