A Scientific Study Of Groove In Music

by Kevin Burton    As a consumer of popular music for more than 50 years I thought I knew exactly what a groove was, until I tried to define it.     I have no trouble feeling the groove in “Ain’t That Peculiar,” by Marvin Gaye for example. But how to define it?     The website …

Quick Music Fans, What Is A Groove?

by Kevin Burton    One of my beep baseball coaches called me “the answer man.” This time, I struck out.   My wife asked me “What is a groove?” I am an amateur musician and somewhat of a historian. You would think that question would be right in my wheelhouse.      I gave perhaps the …

Rock Music Followed Where Fats Domino Led

by Kevin Burton    There is a case to be made for Fats Domino as the main creator of rock and roll, but he rarely gets that credit, or even gets into that conversation.    Yesterday we began to look at why that might be, what causes rock historians to not give him full credit …

Domino Overlooked, Ain’t That A Shame?

by Kevin Burton    The best song I didn’t fit into my Flying Colors series about songs with a color in the title is “Blueberry Hill” by Fats Domino. This is not the first time he has been overlooked.    His “Blue Monday” did make number 6 on my list, so I didn’t ignore him …

New Christmas Music By Alison Trelfa

by Kevin Burton    Just broke my rule against playing Christmas music before Dec. 1.    Well it’s not a hard and fast rule and I had good reason.  On this Christmas album I had a very small singing role.     Yesterday was the digital release day for Winter Warmer, the latest project from British …