One of the happy moments in Ritchie's all-too-brief career came on 29 December 1958, when he entered the Billboard Hot 100 with the classic 'La Bamba.'
There are many great cover songs, but only a few stand out as landmarks, earning themselves a distinction among the best cover versions of all time.
Leaving the main highways for the backroads, you’ll find essential listening in underrated Americana albums from Lucinda Williams, Los Lobos and more…
From genre-blending excursions on the fringes of country-rock, to rebellious missives from young bucks, these are the best Americana albums of all time.
Produced by the late Hal Willner, ‘Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films’ remains a spellbinding listen.
Veteran blues giant Taj Mahal has won the B.B. King Award for his contribution to the genre.