Diamonds In The Rough – Part V

The first four editions of our Diamonds In The Rough feature have made their appearance about one month apart, so this time around I guess we're running behind that schedule -- but the purpose of the post is still the same. Below is a list of noteworthy efforts from the past that you might find … Continue reading Diamonds In The Rough – Part V

Diamonds Might Have Been An Exception To The Rule

It's common knowledge that the early days of rock and roll included many instances of white performers redoing songs originated by black artists, in the belief that it made them more accessible to mainstream music fans. The most often mentioned example is Pat Boone vs Little Richard, and Boone's watered-down renditions did sell a lot … Continue reading Diamonds Might Have Been An Exception To The Rule