Tag: Stax

In recent years, Archer has become one of the best shows on television, and one of it’s better gags is the constant reference to Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone”, the song from Top Gun which is stuffed with gratuitous testosterone bluster. 20 years prior, Wilson Pickett recorded a far better song with the same exact title. There’s no […]

Johnnie Taylor falls into the category of soul singers whose talents outweigh their commercial legacy, but “I Got To Love Somebody’s Baby” is an incredible cut from his debut Wanted: One Soul Singer that begs to be heard.  It’s not just the incredibly raw recording, or the scene-setting guitar intro. Taylor has an incredible ability to bend […]

My introduction to one of the most influential and steadfast bassists of all time was through the original Blues Brothers movie. Little did I know at the time that Dunn, (who smoked a pipe and at the time of filming had quite a large  afro ) along with Steve Cropper had been part of the famous […]