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Dr. John (music artist)

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  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations: Who should get in? Who got overlooked?

     
    I've already expounded on this year's long list of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- many of which have been up for the honor before. I neglected, however, to play the game every music nerd will......
  • Tom Waits, Bon Jovi, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J top eclectic list of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees

     
    When the list arrived of this year's nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the first thing that occurred to me was a very current cliche. The roster -- eclectic, centerless, open to many interpretations -- seemed very......
  • Dr. John: Night trippin' at the Grammy Museum

     
    Nearly two months into the worst oil spill in history, a Facebook group has sprung up for people who support British Petroleum and think the company has gotten a bad rap. Don’t look for Dr. John’s name on that page's......
  • Gulf oil spill: The concert!

     
    Every disaster requires a splashy celeb-heavy music bash. So why not the big gusher in the gulf? Rocker Lenny Kravitz, who owns a house in the French Quarter, was the first to sign up for a Gulf Aid concert in......
  • This time, it's Barbara Morrison's turn for a favor

    This time, it's Barbara Morrison's turn for a favor
    Sitting in the hall that she operates in Leimert Park on a recent afternoon, Barbara Morrison is uncharacteristically sedentary. She recently lost a leg to diabetes. While she speaks with customary grace and cheer, the jazz vocalist is in a period of...
  • David 'Fathead' Newman dies at 75; jazz saxophonist

    David "Fathead" Newman, a jazz saxophonist who was a key member of Ray Charles' band for a dozen years and later became a high-profile session player, has died. He was 75. Newman died Tuesday of pancreatic cancer at a hospital in Kingston, N.Y.,...
  • Hank Crawford dies at 74; saxophonist in Ray Charles' band

    Hank Crawford, the bluesy alto saxophonist who was a mainstay of Ray Charles' band in the late 1950s and early '60s, has died. He was 74. Crawford, who also wrote arrangements for Charles and served as his musical director before forging his own career...
  • Jerry Wexler, 91; influential music producer coined 'rhythm and blues'

    Jerry Wexler, 91; influential music producer coined 'rhythm and blues'
    Jerry Wexler, the influential Atlantic Records producer who coined the term "rhythm and blues" before helping shape that sound into one of the most powerful musical forces of the 1950s and '60s, died Friday morning at his home in Sarasota, Fla. He was 91....
  • Willy DeVille dies at 58; founder of punk group Mink DeVille

    Willy DeVille, who founded the punk group Mink DeVille and was known for his blend of R&B, blues, Dixieland and traditional French Cajun ballads, has died of pancreatic cancer, his publicist Carol Kaye said today. He was 58. The Oscar-nominated...
  • For top Latin(o) musical talent, will Tennessee trump Coachella?

     
    On paper, it's one of the year's most impressive festival lineups of alternative Latin American and Latino bands: Los Amigos Invisibles from Venezuela; Mexican electronica wizards Bostich and Fussible of Nortec Collective, and the one-man digital...
  • Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl

    Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl
    Music at the Playboy Jazz Festival always has been inextricably connected to the sun, the wine and the partying, and this year was no exception. But what was particularly interesting about the 30th anniversary event at the Hollywood Bowl Saturday and...