Blues is the mother of all music. Blues is Robert Johnson, Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters. Blues is "One Bourbon, One Scotch and One Beer." Everybody gets the blues...
Historically, social scientists have used the expression “going native” to describe what happens when a researcher gets too close to its subjects. The implication is that when the researcher goes native they will eventually lose their objectivity. David Ritz, the author of Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin, has proven that, on the contrary, one can go native and yet still remain objective and uniquely informative. Over the past 40 years, Ritz has snowballed his way through rhythm...more