Sam Phillips

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Bury the Muse: Let's Stop Denying Women Full Credit For Their Music

    If I had to pick one story in all the history of music to illustrate everything I love and hate about pop, I would choose the one about Veronica Bennett and her one-time partner, Phil Spector. What's great about Bennett and Spector is the music they made together: "Walking in the Rain," "Why Don't ... More >>

  • Music

    February 25, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 27, 2008

    The Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    By Chris Gray It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, ... More >>

  • Film

    November 16, 2005

    Hello, He's Not Johnny Cash

    Walk the Line never strays from the dull telling of a tall tale

  • Year End

    December 15, 2004

    Americana Pie

    Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot.

  • Music

    December 1, 2004

    Hear This

    Sam Phillips puts the torture into torch songs; the Musical Box quenches your thirst for an old-school Genesis cover band.

  • Music

    September 29, 2004

    Joss Stone

    Mind, Body & Soul

  • Culture

    November 7, 2001

    A New Tune

    After September 11, some new songs just don't sound the same

  • Culture

    October 4, 2000

    Rock and a Hard Place

    Music can free your soul, but can it spring the West Memphis Three?

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