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  • Album review: Bobby Womack's 'The Bravest Man in the Universe'

     
    "I got a story to tell," 68-year-old Bobby Womack announces at the outset of his remarkable new album, and at first you're pretty sure about the nature of his tale: An intergenerational hookup with producer Richard Russell and Damon Albarn...
  • Larry 'Wild Man' Fischer dies at 66; vagabond singer made albums with Frank Zappa

    Larry 'Wild Man' Fischer dies at 66; vagabond singer made albums with Frank Zappa
    "Wanna buy a song for a dime?" For many startled UCLA students and Sunset Strip sightseers in the 1960s, that was the way Larry "Wild Man" Fischer introduced himself. Anyone who took him up on his offer was rewarded with a brief, bellowing burst of...

    Solomon Burke dies; singer's voice was as big as his soul

    Solomon Burke dies; singer's voice was as big as his soul
    Solomon Burke, a pioneering singer-songwriter of so-called sweet soul music whose powerful ballads in the 1960s were a major influence on a generation of rock, R&B and pop vocalists, has died. He was in his early 70s. Burke died early Sunday morning of...

    Levon Helm: Joe Henry remembers 'a deacon who spoke our gospel'

     
    Levon Helm: Musician, songwriter and producer Joe Henry writes an appreciation for Levon Helm, drummer and singer with the Band who died on Thursday.

    'The X Factor' recap: Back to the judges' homes

     
    A recap of the X Factor, judges' houses round, part two, in which Chris Rene and Melanie Amaro perform.