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Baltimore Sun Pop Music CriticRay Charles may have been one of the most influential singer-musicians ever to grace American pop music. He may have laid the foundation for soul - an earthy blend of the secular and the spiritual, and one of the country's greatest cultural achievements....
Tribune rock criticThe unbearable lightness of being Maxwell can be deceptive. The voice, so delicate and effeminate in its upper register, doesn't sound like it was designed to hold up under stress. But that fagade of fragility makes the 28-year-old Brooklynite, with the...
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His voice smolders with a passion reminiscent of silky soul singers of yesteryear. But make no mistake, Marshall Titus -- who goes by the professional name "Titus" -- is not just another artist trying to capitalize on the retro R&B trend. With "Titus...
Special to the TribuneEven though Jill Scott contributed the haunting hook that helped her fellow Philadelphian friends The Roots land their first hit, "You Got Me," it was Erykah Badu who sang it and appeared in the video, leaving Scott's contribution invisible to all but the...
Associated PressSoul songstresses Alicia Keys, Aaliyah and India.Arie, who have dominated the music awards season, each had three nominations for the 16th annual Soul Train Music Awards. Veteran R&B singers the Isley Brothers, making a comeback more than 42 years...
Sun Pop Music CriticYou expected to hear more from Tony Rich. In 1995, he broke onto the pop scene with thoughtful, nothing-to-hide "acoustic soul." (After overhearing the singer-musician describe his music that way in an interview, India.Arie, a friend of Rich's, used the...
NoneThe Coral's self-titled album became one of the biggest selling rock releases of last year in the U.K., and singer James Skelly still isn't sure why. "We get called weirdos," he says in an interview before crossing the Atlantic for the sextet's...
Times Staff WriterChris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker's rousing documentary "Only the Strong Survive" takes its title from one of rhythm-and-blues pioneer Jerry Butler's most enduring hits, and it serves as an apt anthem not only for Butler but also for all of the other...
Los AngelesTimes Staff WritersRay Charles, the musical innovator whose bold, effortless fusions left an indelible mark on the rock, soul and country music of the past half-century, died Thursday at his Beverly Hills home. He was 73. The cause of death was complications of liver...
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