50 years ago this month, Herbie Mann released the album that found him using his skills as a jazz flautist to further listeners’ education of music from the Middle East.
Given the success of her bio-pic, What’s Love Got to Do with It, we’d understand if you thought that you knew pretty much all you needed to know about Tina Turner. You don’t, though. There’s always some additional tidbit of trivia that’s worth knowing about the woman who took you to the city limits of Nutbush and told you in no uncertain terms that you’d better be good to her. Here, for example, are five such tidbits.
1. Her first proper solo album was a collection of country and folk covers.
35 years ago this month, Genesis released their third live album, little realizing that kids three-and-a-half decades later would have little or no frame of reference to audio formats involving sides.
Whenever a band releases a new album, it generally inspires fans to take a step back and give a good listen to all of the other albums in the band’s back catalog. As such, since Depeche Mode released their latest LP, SPIRIT, a few months ago, we’re sure you’ll agree this is a perfect time for us to reissue a few more of their albums.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to frequent visitors to Rhino.com that this year marks the 60th anniversary of Stax Records – we’ve mentioned it before, and we’ve also made a point of hyping how we’ve teamed with the fine folks at the Concord Music Group to celebrate the label turning the big 6-0 – but in case you haven’t been checking the “Coming Soon” calendar, it may be news to you that we’ve just reissued a quartet of classic Stax releases on vinyl.
Wanna know which ones they are? That can be arranged!
25 years ago today, Black Sabbath released their 16th studio album, an effort made particularly notable by being the first LP by the band to feature Ronnie James Dio on vocals in more than a decade.
“After Ronnie departed back in 1982, we didn’t speak for many years,” wrote Tony Iommi, in his memoir Iron Man. “It wasn’t like there was a lot of bad blood, but it was just a little uncomfortable. And he and Vinny were off doing the Dio stuff and they were doing quite well with it, so it was
Today’s Todd Rundgren’s birthday, and the onetime Hermit of Mink Hollow is having a pretty good year, thanks to the release of a new album (WHITE KNIGHT) that finds him teaming up with a wide variety of collaborators, ranging from Daryl Hall and Donald Fagen to Trent Reznor and Robyn. Here at Rhino, however, we’re celebrating his birthday with a six-pack of tracks by other artists within our catalog that have benefited in some fashion – be it vocals, instrumentation, or production – from the touch of Todd.
Here’s one thing you probably know about the MC5 even if you don’t know anything else about the MC5: they’re the band who gave us the phrase, “Kick out the jams, mother fuckers!” That alone would have secured their permanent status as music icons, but there’s so much more to them than that. We’ve got the official MC5 playlist ready, so that you can educate yourself about their music, but in addition to the tunes, we’ve also got a list of 5 things you might not know about the band.