In honor of the 25th Annual Houston Press Music Awards, we present the Houston Music Hall of Fame.
Above: Walter Barnes and the Royal Creolians, the first kings of the Chitlin' Circuit Most music critics, writers, historians, and aficianados in Houston don't think this city has ever gotten enough credit for its contributions to blues, soul, and, the Holy Grail, the birth of rock and roll. Well, ... More >>
Third Ward singer Jewel Brown once worked for both Louis Armstrong and Jack Ruby.
Musicians in their 70s and 80s are keeping Houston's traditional blues scene real.
Scoring the grim reaper's 2004 harvest
Little Jimmy Scott: The Savoy Years and More...
Sax giant Illinois Jacquet helped desegregate Houston audiences
Jazz pianist Danilo Perez mixes American and Latino traditions
Top 10 reasons why Ray Charles is a genius
Trumpeter Hugh Masekela hears the beat of the music in the world