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Scott Joplin

  • Calendar

    May 10, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Five Murderers' Unreleased Children's Albums

    ​Reading this article from our San Francisco sister blog All Shook Down got Rocks Off thinking: If Leadbelly could murder a man in cold blood, yet also excel in the gentle whimsy of children's music, could there have perhaps been other killers who tried to record children's albums that, for on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    How Josef Stalin Stole Sergei Prokofiev's Flowers

    Library of Congress​In can be easily argued that Russian born composer Sergei Prokofiev, who would have been 120 this week, was the most popular 20th century composer. As a sheet-music salesman, we can tell you that only Scott Joplin and Ennio Morricone come close to the number of requests for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Mickey Newbury: Houston's Forgotten Genius

    "Hank Williams' pain songs, Newbury's train songs/ And 'Blue Eyes Cryin' In the Rain' - Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings, "Luckenbach, Texas" ​Lonesome, Onry and Mean was sitting around having a few cold pops the other night when we put on The Best of Mickey Newbury. It wasn't long before the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    How Texas and Alabama Match Up... Musically

    ‚Äč For once, Rocks Off is grateful for this sinus-splitting headache (thanks, Mike Stinson!), because it gives us something to focus on besides the fact that we are crawling out of our skin waiting for kickoff tonight. At this point, sports pundits have analyzed the Longhorns and Crimson Tide to wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    A Musical Guide to Post-Secession Texas, Part 2: "Trinity"

    [Note: This week Rocks Off is looking at the musical heritage, highs and lows, for each of the five possible states that might result should Texas secede from the U.S. like Gov. Rick Perry wants it to. Yesterday we began with the Panhandle/West Texas "Palo Duro" territory; today it's northeastern qu ... More >>

  • News

    June 17, 2004

    Strings Attached

    Will Linden move on to become a music mecca or fall beneath the weight of a racist past?

  • Calendar

    November 30, 2000

    Music Lessons

    A singing success

  • Music

    April 22, 1999
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    December 17, 1998
  • Calendar

    June 29, 1995
  • Music

    July 21, 1994

    Turn Up de Heat

    The Reverend Horton Heat is only the baddest-ass live band coming your way

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