Subject:

Mack McCormick

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Howlin' Wolf Hits 100; Did He Ever Hit Houston?

    ​Like Tom Petty - heard the new album yet? - once sang, it's good to be king. While Rocks Off No. 2 is saddled with justifying his tendency to sing "Over the Rainbow" in the car when (he says) no one else is around, we've been looking into the local connections of someone else with a birthday toda ... More >>

  • News

    December 11, 2008
  • Music

    November 20, 2008

    The Collector: The Hoodoo Curse

    Bluesman Robert Johnson's shadow stretches long and large

  • News

    November 20, 2008

    The Collector: Mack McCormick's Huge Archive of Culture and Lore

    A great American folklorist has spent a life squirreling away bits and pieces of Texas culture. Now time is running out on him and his inventory.

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    Texas Zydeco Hits the Big Screen

    Since the late 1950s, zydeco has fueled one of Houston’s most vibrant and fertile music scenes, and also one of its most insular and least understood. Most people still believe this accordion-fired, rubboard-embellished, upbeat and remarkably resilient Creole dance music, which down the years has ... More >>

  • Music

    September 21, 2006

    H-Town Zydeco

    Dr. Roger Wood and James Fraher serve up another heaping helping of Houston music lore

  • Music

    May 3, 2001

    Treasure Hunter

    Chris Strachwitz's 40-year journey through ethnic music deserves an arhoolie of its own

  • Music

    September 2, 1999

    Zydeco's Birthplace

    Hint: It's where you're standing

  • Music

    January 25, 1996
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