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Stevie Ray Vaughan “Love Struck Baby” (1983)

The greatest guitarist I've ever heard, or will ever hear. This song changed my life....
July 8, 2018
Featured, Instrumentals, Movie/Media Clips, New Orleans, Zydeco

Buckwheat Zydeco “Zydeco Boogaloo” (1984)

This site is called So Much Great Music because that’s really how I feel; there’s...
September 18, 2018
Featured, Lyrics, Outlaw Country, Roots/Americana

Bottle Rockets “Better Than Broken” (2006)

I lost one of my best friends of the last 20 years this week, the...
March 6, 2021
Featured, Lyrics, Roots/Americana, Southern Rock

Gregg Allman “My Only True Friend” (2017)

Chilling is the only word to describe the experience of listening to this beautiful and...
February 6, 2019
Featured, Funk, New Orleans, Soul/R&B

Professor Longhair “Big Chief” (1980)

I’d never heard of Professor Longhair before going away to college. I mean really, who...
July 25, 2018
Featured, Soul/R&B

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes “Wake Up Everybody” (1975)

For starters, fuck Harold Melvin. There actually was a Harold Melvin in the Harold Melvin...
April 18, 2019


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