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Vocal Music (genre)

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  • Beyond the Luau

    Beyond the Luau
    If you doubt the influence of Hawaiian music, consider the following: The YouTube clip of ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro playing George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” has nearly 8 million views. Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam...
  • Koko Taylor dies at 80; singer was Chicago blues icon

    Koko Taylor dies at 80; singer was Chicago blues icon
    Koko Taylor, a Chicago musical icon who became one of the most revered female blues vocalists of her time with signature hits such as "Wang Dang Doodle," "I'm a Woman" and "Hey Bartender," died Wednesday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago of...
  • Chris Connor dies at 81; big-band and solo jazz singer

    Chris Connor dies at 81; big-band and solo jazz singer
    Chris Connor, a smoky-voiced jazz vocalist who gained renown for her recording of "All About Ronnie" and other singles with the Stan Kenton Orchestra before going solo in 1953 and having success with songs such as "Trust in Me" and "About the Blues,"...
  • PASSINGS: Kitty White, Erich Kunzel, William Marvin

    Kitty White Vocalist sang with Elvis Kitty White, 86, a versatile vocalist who sang "Crawfish" with Elvis Presley in the 1958 film "King Creole," died of complications from a stroke Aug. 11 at Palm Springs Health Care Center, her family said. Known for...
  • Chesney, Paisley, Sugarland are winners at Country Music Awards

    Chesney, Paisley, Sugarland are winners at Country Music Awards
    There was no changing of the guard at the 42nd annual Country Music Assn. Awards on Wednesday night at the Sommet Center in Nashville. Kenny Chesney repeated as entertainer of the year, winning the top prize for the fourth time in five years. Brad...
  • Album review: 'Soldier of Love' by Sade

     
    The refined vocalist takes a more aggressive approach than usual. First, a moratorium: no more mentions of Sade and products for the bath in the same paragraph. The impossibly refined vocalist Sade Adu and her faithful band reinvented singer-...
  • 'Off the beaten Slash path': Former Guns N' Roses guitarist talks of teaming with Fergie, Adam Levine for solo effort

     
    There are few vocalists, said Slash, who can inspire him to trot out a signature Guns N' Roses song such as "Sweet Child o' Mine." At the top of that shortlist, perhaps to the surprise of many of the guitar-slinger's......
  • Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood vie for ACM entertainer of the year award

     
    Taylor Swift and reigning champ Carrie Underwood face off against six male artists for the top prize at the 45th annual Academy of Country Music awards on April 18. Three of the men in the race are former winners of entertainer of the year -- Kenny...
  • Jazz vocalist Jose James talks inspiration, Flying Lotus, and tonight's Zanzibar gig

     
    With the genre perennially accused of atrophy, it's little surprise that precocious vocalist and "Jazz Times" darling Jose James has been hailed as a so-called "savior of jazz." But the hype surrounding the Minneapolis-bred and Brooklyn-based crooner is...
  • Live from Las Vegas: 45th Academy of Country Music Awards

     
    Reporting from Las Vegas -- For most people, the 2 a.m. closing-time phone call to an ex- is an act of desperation, but Lady Antebellum turned it into a source of inspiration in their hit “Need You Now,” which brought......
  • Reporter's Notebook: Offstage at the Academy of Country Music Awards

     
    Miranda Lambert scored twice at Sunday night's Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, winning album of the year for "Revolution" and being named top female vocalist. If she seemed especially flabbergasted by the vocalist win, it wasn't an......