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Los Angeles Times Staff WritersRap music star Notorious B.I.G. was shot to death along Museum Row in Los Angeles' Mid-Wilshire district early Sunday as he left a music industry party, a brazen attack that marked the second drive-by murder of a gangsta rap celebrity in the last six...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - This port city on the Mississippi River calls itself the birthplace of rock 'n' roll. Its credentials? The Memphis Recording Service, forerunner of Sun Studio, in 1951 recorded "Rocket 88" by Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats, which some...
Reggae/dub legend Lee "Scratch" Perry is back with a new album that finds him exploring the overlapping worlds of lounge-dub and deep trance styles. At least that's what a press release about his new album "Master Mind," says. To my ears, today's free...
Tags: Entertainment, Soul (genre), Reggae (genre), Music
About a decade ago, Cody ChesnuTT surprised and thrilled music lovers with "The Headphone Masterpiece," an ambitious, low-fi album that reminded listeners of the psychedelic soul classics of the 1970s. Some considered it an over-hyped oddity. Others were...
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Or at least that is how the story goes when a still struggling rock and roll band met The Big Man, and the change was made uptown. It was a stormy night along the Jersey Shore – the wind was howling, the lightening was flashing – and then,...
Turn It UpSolomon Burke, the robust, regal preacher-turned-singer who defined soul music in the â60s and continued to perform and minister for decades afterward, died Sunday in Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. Burke died on a plane after arriving on a flight from...
WGN NewsTo purchase a copy of the cd: Beautiful Soul For more information: www.myspace.com/cynthialayne Midwesterner Cynthia Layne has loved live music since the moment she attended her first concert at the tender age of seven. Since then, live music has...
Hailing from the sunny shores of Barbados, singer songwriter Hal Linton is definetly a new artist to be in the lookout for with his brew of R&B soul music. Winning the Barbados Music Award was just a prelude to the success this smooth crooner is poised...
Tags: Barbados, Entertainment, Soul (genre), Motown Records, Music
Special to MetromixALBUM: "100 Days, 100 Nights" Backstory: Unable to get a record deal as a solo soul singer, Sharon Jones labored as a backing singer on numerous funk and soul records throughout the '70s, and later as a corrections officer at New York's Rikers Island...
Jamie Foxx and Mary J. Blige took best album honors Saturday at the Soul Train Music Awards. Foxx won best male album for "Unpredictable" while Blige won best female album for "The Breakthrough." John Legend won best male single for "Save Room," and...
Daily PressHardly a summer weekend goes by without a festival to celebrate in Hampton Roads. Here's a look at this season's lineup. APRIL Cruisin' Virginia Beach Auto & Motorcycle Super Show. 10 a.m. April 26. Virginia Beach Oceanfront. 425-3111. Crabtown Seafest...
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