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Keith Richards


Keith Richards is the only child of Bertrand Richards and Doris Richards (née Dupree). He was born at Livingston Hospital in Dartford, Kent. His father was a factory worker who was injured in World War II during the Normandy invasion. Richards' paternal grandparents were Socialists and civic leaders whose family originated from Wales. His maternal grandfather, Augustus Theodore Dupree, who toured Britain with a jazz big band, "Gus Dupree and his Boys", fostered Richards' interest in guitar. Richards' mother bought him his first guitar and he played at home, listening to recordings by Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and others


Hackney Diamonds (2CD)

Label: Rolling Stones Records
Released: 2024
Track listing: CD1: Angry; Get Close; Depending On You; Bite My Head Off; Whole Wide World; Dreamy Skies; Mess It Up; Live By the Sword; Driving Me Too Hard; Tell Me Straight; Sweet Sounds of Heaven; Rolling Stone Blues. CD2 – Live at Racket, NYC: Shattered; Angry; Whole Wide World; Bite My Head Off; Jumpin’ Jack Flash; Sweet Sounds of Heaven.


Article: Album Review

Rolling Stones: Live At The Wiltern (2CD/DVD)

Read "Live At The Wiltern (2CD/DVD)" reviewed by Doug Collette

Cowed as the Rolling Stones may have been by the tragedy that was Altamont in December 1969, 'the greatest rock and roll band in the world' nevertheless came to take some risks as their career evolved in the wake of the Mick Jagger/Keith Richards rapprochement in the late Eighties. Machine-like as the operation became ...


Article: Album Review

Rolling Stones: Hackney Diamonds (2CD)

Read "Hackney Diamonds (2CD)" reviewed by Doug Collette

The Rolling Stones have taken some risks of greater and lesser proportion over the course of their sixty-plus- year career, but perhaps no gamble is so great as the decision by the surviving members of the band to continue on after the passing of drummer Charlie Watts. With the blessing of their co-founder in ...

Article: Under the Radar

Spirit: La famiglia scende in campo

Read "Spirit: La famiglia scende in campo" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini

Randy California, nato nel 1951 a Los Angeles come Randy Craig Wolfe, iniziò a suonare la chitarra giovanissimo, aiutato dalla madre, una musicista folk, che gli insegnò le prime posizioni sulla tastiera. La madre Bernice era sorella di Ed Pearl, proprietario del locale Ash Grove e il giovane Randy si ritrovò a vivere in prima persona ...


Article: Album Review

Jim Josselyn: Shape Shifter

Read "Shape Shifter" reviewed by Kyle Simpler

Keith Richards once said if “you don't know the blues, there's no point in picking up the guitar." This is certainly true about rock, but it could just as easily apply to jazz. Many of the great jazz guitarists have roots in the blues, and Jim Josselyn is no exception. His album Shape Shifter offers a ...


El Mocambo 1977

Label: Rolling Stones Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: TRACKS: CD 1: Honky Tonk Women; All Down The Line; Hand Of Fate; Route 66; Fool To Cry; Crazy Mama; Mannish Boy; Crackin’ Up; Dance Little Sister; Around And Around; Tumbling Dice. CD 2: Hot Stuff; Star Star; Let’s Spend The Night Together; Worried Life Blues; Little Red Rooster; It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It); Rip This Joint; Brown Sugar; Jumpin’ Jack Flash; Melody; Luxury; Worried About You.


Article: Live Review

The Black Crowes At The First Security Amphitheater

Read "The Black Crowes At The First Security Amphitheater" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The Black Crowes First Security Amphitheater The Black Crowes Present: Shake Your Money Maker Tour Little Rock, AR August 23, 2022 By the end of 2024, all members of the Baby Boom generation (1945 -1964) will have turned 60 years old, switching from middle age to elderly according to people ...


Article: Film Review

The Rolling Stones: Licked Live In NYC

Read "The Rolling Stones: Licked Live In NYC" reviewed by Doug Collette

Rolling Stones Licked Live In NYC Mercury Studios 2022 It is no little poetic justice, but also a perfectly appropriate gesture of respect on its own terms that, when the Rolling Stones first appear on the Madison Square Garden stage in Licked Live In NYC, vocalist Mick Jagger is ...


Article: Bailey's Bundles

June 2022: Constellations

Read "June 2022: Constellations" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

ChimyTina Constellations La Reserve 2022 ChimyTina is a collision moniker for the duo of bassist Dan “Chimy" Chmeilinski and vocalist Martina DaSilva. They are part of a daring group of singers/bassists perfecting the most musically intimate of performance formats. With the bass as the “harmony" instrument supporting a vocalist, ...


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