Jill Riley Feature Archive

After Caroline Smith's performance at the MPR booth last year, there's little doubt that State Fair onlookers are in for a treat once again 2012. (08/25/2012)
Sandy Posey was a pop and country crossover artist, but never left a huge mark on pop culture. On this record she covers Otis Redding's "I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)." (08/24/2012)
This morning's Random Vinyl was a good opportunity to remind a certain generation of music fans that "Behind Blue Eyes" is NOT a Limp Bizkit original. (08/23/2012)
The Turtles wrote "Elenore" to stick it to their record company, it was supposed to be satire and full of pop cliches. The joke was on them because it turned out to be a pretty awesome song. (08/22/2012)
This band was led by Minnesota musician Dave Ray of blues-folk trio Koerner, Ray and Glover. (08/21/2012)
A live album by The Band, recorded in December 1971 at the Academy of Music in New York. (08/20/2012)
The Current's Morning Show co-host Jill Riley fills in for the vacationing Movie Maven this week. (08/17/2012)
The third release from Santana and the last album to feature the Woodstock-era lineup (Neal Schon and Gregg Rolie left in 1972 to form Journey). (08/17/2012)
While nearly forgotten in the United States, '70s singer-songwriter Rodriguez became one of the most famous and beloved American rock artists in South Africa on the strength of his song "Sugar Man." Rodriguez stopped by The Current's Morning Show for an interview about his unlikely legacy. (08/16/2012)
Duran Duran playing "Rio" would've been a good preview of the 2016 Olympics. Except, in the lyrics he's singing about the Rio Grande. That's not in Brazil. (08/16/2012)
The Beer Dabbler is giving the Twin Cities a new reason to growl. (08/15/2012)
The blues instrumental "Albatross" would influence a number of other songs including The Beatles "Sun King." (08/15/2012)
Jazz player and band leader from Denmark. He made a number of records on the Verve label. He attempts to jazz up some covers from the "mods and rockers." (08/14/2012)
The first record from Madness. We played "The Prince," a nod to Jamaican ska musician Prince Buster. (08/13/2012)
All female heavy metal band from the UK. They signed with A&M records in the early 80's, made a few albums and split up by the time the 80's were over. (08/10/2012)