Rhino was the heavyweight champion of Christmas collections in the CD era, so this holiday season, we thought we'd revisit a few of our favorites for the Spotify era! SOUL CHRISTMAS was originally issued on Atco in November of 1968, reaching #13 on the Billboard Christmas chart (re-released in 1969 and 1970, it did even better, hitting the Top 10). The set's success should come as little surprise; Atlantic/Atco was THE label for Southern soul in the 1960s, and some of its biggest stars appear on SOUL CHRISTMAS.
Every Tuesday and Thursday, former Warner Bros. Records executive and industry insider Stan Cornyn ruminates on the past, present, and future of the music business.
Finding the song has been her magic.
She has found the memorable songs: from those expressing deep faith (“Amazing Grace”) to final hope (“Send in the Clowns”). We should learn from her, learn more than how to sing a hit, but how to embrace a hit.
Judy Collins had already found her record label: Elektra Records had signed her up when she was 22, living in Greenwich Village, playing its clubs whenever they’d give her and her guitar the nod.
(She remained with that same label, Elektra, for 35 years, which must be some kind of world record in fidelity.)
Wishing a happy birthday to Jim Messina of folk rock group, Buffalo Springfield. Here is Jim and his band in 1967 giving it "For What It's Worth."
THE DOORS official App brings The Doors' story to life with a rich, immersive experience that delves deeply into every aspect of The Doors' incandescent career. Recently updated, the app now features a new look and feel with easier navigation and a section devoted to remembering Ray Manzarek. Now just $2.99, the app includes:
Drop the blinds, fire up the incense, decorate a lamp and jog in place. This is Dr. Rhino’s prescription for a swingin’ constitution. And, this week’s playlist is the perfect companion for the aforementioned inanities. Fight for your dreams!
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Rhino wishes a happy birthday to Ozzy Osbourne, who pioneered as a lead vocalist and songwriter for Black Sabbath. Back on the road with heavy metal greats, Ozzy truly is one of rock's “iron men.”