From his 1970s breakthrough as a founding member of the Mahavishnu Orchestra to his influential role as a leading drummer in the style of jazz and jazz-fusion, Billy Cobham remains a powerful musical explorer.
One of the first popular female rockabilly singers, Wanda Jackson served as a
pioneering rock and roll artist in the 1950s and 1960s. Known by many as the Queen of
Rockabilly, Jackson is credited with being the first woman to record a rock and roll song
– “Let’s Have a Party” in 1958.
More than forty years after his death, Jimi Hendrix's music is still relevant today. His new album release, People, Hell & Angels debuted at Number 2 on the
Billboard Hot 200 list and the single charted at Number One.
Performing and recording under the name Toro Y Moi, Chaz Bundick draws on elements of soul, jazz, Latin disco, funk and modern pop. With Toro Y Moi's 2010 debut, Causers of This, Bundick became a pioneer of what's often called chillwave.
Yo La Tengo are approaching their 30th anniversary as a band and have just released one of their best albums yet, called Fade and we'll hear music from it live, on today's session. Plus David Dye gets to talk with Georgia Hubley and Ira Kaplan about the new biography on the band as well.