Download “Mama Needs the Bottle” from A Shadow of Jaguar

Rock 'n' roll really has a thing for mothers. Rolling Stone magazine even once argued that the first rock 'n' roll song was also Elvis' first release, "That's All Right," a song consoling mama by saying "that's all right, any way you do." Perhaps musicians are especially sensitive people with a soft spot for their moms, and perhaps they see how the life of a musician can be tough on momma.

B.B. King, “King of the Blues”, dead at 89

BY KEN RITTER ASSOCIATED PRESS LAS VEGAS (AP) -- B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas.

Singer Percy Sledge dies at 74

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic "When a Man Loves a Woman," died Tuesday in Louisiana.