Otis Redding

Liminha. Photo by Mario Luiz Thompson/Arquivo.

Brazilian bassist and producer Liminha worked with Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and Os Mutantes

Os Mutantes bassist Liminha (born Arnolpho Lima Jr.) is one of the multi-talented individuals responsible for shaping Brazilian music over…

June 9th, 2014 | | Articles
Gabriel Roth at the piano. Photo by Jacob Blickenstaff

Behind the “scene” with Daptone Records founder Gabe Roth

Behind two of the most important R&B singers to emerge in the last ten years, there’s a pair of shades…

June 5th, 2014 | | Articles
Aretha Franklin

R-E-S-P-E-C-T the L-W-V

A big day in the history of (American) women, February 14 marks both the founding of the League of Women…

February 14th, 2011 | | Today in History
Harry Whitaker

Harry Whitaker

Reprinted from Wax Poetics Issue 3, Fall 2002: “Man, patience is a virtue!” Harry Whitaker is reflecting on the long-awaited…

November 18th, 2010 | | In Memoriam
Solomon Burke

Solomon Burke

Out of Solomon Burke’s seventy years, I only knew him for the duration of a forty-minute phone call. But, they…

October 19th, 2010 | | In Memoriam

Disques Gam

The young Moroccan at the music stand didn’t get that I was looking for vinyl. I’ve searched for records all…

September 16th, 2010 | | Mixtape

H. B. Barnum

Before his stint at Capitol Records as a producer, composer, arranger, and artist, H. B. Barnum was recording instro and…

October 1st, 2005 | | Re:Discovery