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  • Eastside record label still spinning out the music

    Eastside record label still spinning out the music
    Hector Gonzalez straps a five-string bass guitar over his belly inside a music studio on a dreary stretch of Monterey Park. He plays as a smooth, prerecorded tenor joins a funky accordion through his headphones.
  • PASSINGS: Jimmy Castor, Robert Dozier

    PASSINGS: Jimmy Castor, Robert Dozier
    Jimmy Castor Wrote hit song 'Troglodyte (Cave Man)' Jimmy Castor, a funk and soul saxophonist, singer and songwriter best known for "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" and "It's Just Begun," died Monday of apparent heart failure at a Las Vegas hospital. He was 71,...

    Before Kayne and after Bach: L.A. pioneer sampler Carl Stone

     
    Carl Stone, the Los Angeles composer, was a pioneer sampler in the 1970s, crafting passages from classical music, jazz and rock into musical works that enchant like Alexander Calder sculptures. Although he was sampling before Kanye West was born, Stone...

    Grammy Hall of Fame announces 2012 recordings inductees

     
    The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech is among 25 recordings selected for the 2012 Grammy Hall of Fame. Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A." and the Rolling Stones' "Exile on Main St." also are among the new Grammy Hall of Fame...

    Grammys: Tributes! Medleys! Gaga and Sugarland together!

     
    Tributes and medleys mean it must be time for award season. An ode to rap innovator Grandmaster Flash gave the Recording Academy a chance to toss a bunch of hip-hop stars on stage at the Grammy nominations to cover the...