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Lou Rawls

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    We Listened to Eight Solid Hours of Holiday Music... Why?

    Most of the year Houston's Sunny 99.1 FM is a ratings powerhouse that plays pop music familar enough that it keeps you more awake than actively tuned in. Sunny calls itself "Houston's at-work station," but it's good for just about any activity short of having sex or attending a concert: driving, sho ... More >>

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    March 20, 2013

    Viva La Dome! Check Out These Old Concert Tickets

    The close of RodeoHouston's season gives us all a respite from having to look at the adjacent Astrodome while we eat our third turkey leg and wait for our turn on the ferris wheel. Truth be told, some of us can just stare at the Dome for hours without a problem, myself included. Rewind: Digging ... More >>

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    June 12, 2012

    Ranking Houston's Sports Radio Personalities

    The Houston sports talk landscape is complicated and fascinating. We are blessed with four full-time sports stations, several other sports-themed shows scattered along the dial and one national sports network headquartered right here in the Bayou City. When I ranked the best sports talk shows in Hou ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    The American Bandstand (Extended) Hot 100

    Somehow it's hard to believe that Dick Clark was only 82 years old when he died after suffering a "massive heart attack" Wednesday morning in Santa Monica, Calif. (Since I managed to survive one myself, I've noticed that anytime someone dies of a heart attack, it's always "massive."). Despite his yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Wayback Machine To Bad Houston Fashion And Even Worse Ads

    News brought to you by THE WORLD'S BIGGEST BOW EVER​Local media Mike McGuff has made a YouTube discovery that should make happy anyone who grew up in Houston in the `70s and early `80s -- a compilation of old news clips and ads. There are some famous faces: Dan Rather, Jessica Savitch, a very ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    OK, Maybe the Eagle Does Play Some Black People

    As we usually do when we get into work, Rocks Off tuned into Dean & Rog on the Eagle and lo and behold, they were talking about our suggestions to improve the station we posted here Tuesday. D&R especially seemed to enjoy the part where we said it wouldn't kill the Eagle to play some more pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Thom Bell and the Sound of Brotherly Love

    While the ubiquitous songs of Detroit's Motown get anthologized and commercialized ad infinitum, and the critics salivate over the gritty southern soul of Memphis' Stax, the third great movement/label of '60s and '70s soul has always gotten short shrift. Until now, that is, with the release of the b ... More >>

  • News

    December 13, 2007

    The TSU Toronadoes

    The twisted history of "Tighten Up"

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    December 4, 2007
  • Music

    September 20, 2007

    Vinyl Heads

    They're turning to needles, looking for purity

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    December 21, 2006

    Don't Fear the Reaper

    The annual return of the Greil Marcus Rock Death Meter

  • Music

    December 9, 2004

    Pa Rum Pum Pum Pum

    Christmas is the weirdest time of the year. Who better to musically document the season than John Waters?

  • Music

    June 24, 2004
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    August 26, 1999

    The Real Diva

    Nancy Wilson returns from jazz-pop limbo

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    November 26, 1998
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    November 12, 1998
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    September 3, 1998

    Catching Up with Gil

    A new series of reissues reaffirms the genius of rap's granddaddy

  • News

    April 30, 1998

    Three from Texas

    With a spate of independent movies, the state once again leaves its mark on film

  • News

    June 5, 1997

    Never Too Old to Rock and Roll

    From the Malibus to the Natives to on his own, Herschel Berry has haunted -- and been haunted by -- Houston music for three decades. So is he ready to give it up? You've gotta be kidding

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