The following story, penned by Ritchie Yorke, first appeared in The Globe Magazine in 1969 and it perfectly captures the vibe of Aretha recoding in Miami's Criteria with Tom Dowd, Jerry Wexler, arranger Arif Mardin, her four-member vocal backing group the Sweethearts of Soul, and the Muscle Shoals rhythm section.
"Jones never goes light and easy. This in many ways is the underlining theme to the new documentary Quincy, tracking his life from his roots beginning in a downtrodden Chicago neighbourhood."
The runaway hit from Larry Gowan's second CBS album has, after all these years, been certified as a platinum hit, proving that the song he recorded with David Tickle and members of Peter Gabriel's rhythm section has long legs.
With a new album waiting in the wings, the guitarist of Hamilton's Juno-winning hard rock heroes reflects upon his early listening habits, his most embarrassing performance ever, a love of Bad Company, and the favourite song he has written.
The Canadian music industry luminary and philanthropist is honoured by the prestigious Boston music college for the scholarships he awards to help Canadian students attend.
Just ahead of the release of new album Gift Shop, the Toronto singer/songwriter reflects upon the record, her early stagefright, gate-crashing Lollapalooza, and the decline in the monetary value of songs.
Pheromone Recordings has signed Edmonton-based Americana roots-rock group Altameda to the label roster with an album slated for release in March 20
The Ottawa roots rockers travelled to the musical mecca of Muscle Shoals to record their new album. In this interview, they reflect upon that memorable experience, their origins as a band, and an infamous Halifax Air BnB.