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Over The Hump Old School Sound Check – James Brown

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I got a chance to catch the James Brown Biopic, “Get On Up” last weekend, and I must say that I really enjoyed it. I never actually got the appeal of James Brown, in fact, I ran a poll with friends for years trying to understand what I was missing. I get it now, and I really appreciate his story, his determination and innovative approach to marketing himself. And the dancing, what an entertainer!! So, here’s a sample for my Thursday music break.

Tina Rolling with the Stones

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Tina Turner classic collaborations and covers of The Rolling Stones… What better way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon! #musicfriendsofTenaciousM enjoy!

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Tina & Keith Richards at The Ritz in 1983

The Rolling Stones are currently on fire, touring Asia and Australia with their ’14 On Fire’ tour, which will be continued in Europe in the Spring. Appearing on Europe’s biggest festivals, the rockers indeed prove that age is just a number (are you taking notes, Roger Davies?). Tina is no stranger to the Stones; they are in a love relationship that started in 1966, when Ike and Tina opened on the Stones’ UK tour, and continued all through Tina’s comeback. It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll – but we like it: here are 7 times that Tina covered the Stones.

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It’s coming… Jimi Hendrix USPS Stamp

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I am just so excited!! The Jimi Hendrix USPS Stamp is coming!

Jimi Hendrix Postal Stamp

The United States Postal Service released a new Forever stamp honoring the late ’60s rock guitarist as part of its Music Icons series

Jimi Hendrix died 43 years ago at the age of 27, but his legacy will live on “forever” on a new U.S. postage stamp.

The United States Postal Service released a new Forever stamp Thursday depicting the 1960s rock star as part of its Music Icons series, which honored Lydia Mendoza, Johnny Cash and Ray Charles last year. Designed by artist Rudy Gutierrez, the psychedelic-looking stamp shows Hendrix shredding his left-handed guitar.

A dedication ceremony for the stamp is scheduled to take place Thursday at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Tex., followed by a celebration concert featuring former Guns ‘n Roses guitarist Slash, Jane’s Addiction’s singer Perry Farrell, MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer, and ex-Doors guitarist Robby Krieger.

“I am deeply touched and so are other members of the Hendrix family by the issuance of this stamp, and I wish to thank the United States Postal Service for bestowing one of our nation’s highest honors on my brother Jimi,” Janie Hendrix, the sister of the late guitarist, said in a press statement. “While my brother has been cited many times as being among the most influential musicians of all time, the recognition implicit in his being portrayed on a U.S. postage stamp ranks as an unparalleled honor.”

The release of the stamp coincides with an upcoming biopic on the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, All Is By My Side, starring Outkast’s Andre 3000, which was scheduled to premiere at SXSW. Last year saw the release of People, Hell & Angels, a posthumous collection of previously unreleased recordings by Hendrix.

Next up in the USPS’ Music Icons series will be a stamp commemorating rock singer Janis Joplin.

Credit: Time Magazine