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The blues are a foundational American art form that speak not only to the U.S. experience but to all of humanity's. Need proof? Just ask a European -- especially a European who's making a sentimental journey to the sacred shrines of the blues, with...
Red Holloway, a tenor and alto saxophonist who was one of Los Angeles' most highly regarded jazz artists for more than four decades, died Saturday in San Luis Obispo. He was 84. The cause was kidney failure, complicated by several strokes, according to...
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David "Honeyboy" Edwards, the son of a sharecropper, the grandson of a slave and — for an extraordinary 80-plus years — the voice of the Delta blues, died Monday at his home in Chicago, said his longtime manager, Michael Frank. He was 96 and...
Pop & HissEtta James appreciation: Simple lyrics took on deeper meaning when sung by Etta James. Her unmatched song styling helped bring West Coast R&B to prominence....
Pop & HissItâs a fool's game, trying to pick 10 songs about one of popular musicâs most reliable topics: alcohol, and the joy and pain it begets. Itâs a topic that could fill volumes -â song and the drink -â so to......
The intersection of DeSoto and State streets here doesn't look like anything special. On the southeast corner of the roads is H Town Custom Wheels. Across DeSoto to the west is Beer & Bud Mart, which faces a Church's Chicken stand. Immediately to the...
Pop & HissMose Allison fans couldnât have asked for a more ideal environment for the second performance of his two-night stand at Largo at the Coronet on Sunday night. The first winter storm of 2010 snarled traffic and might have taken a......
Pop & HissThe fine state of Mississippi has a musical heritage as wide and deep as the indolent muddy river it takes its name from. We can thank the 20th state for giving us legendary artists such as Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf,......
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...
Jesse Fortune Chicago blues singer Jesse Fortune, 79, a veteran Chicago blues singer, died Monday after collapsing on stage while performing at a West Side club. He was pronounced dead at Mt. Sinai Hospital, and an autopsy showed he died of coronary...
Pop & HissJohn Hiatt's music has frequently had issues of family at or near the core. That's true of his latest album, but the perspective reaches beyond primary relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children, to take on bigger questions of......
Mae Mercer, a deep-voiced blues singer who spent much of the 1960s performing at a blues bar in Paris and touring Europe before launching an acting career back home in films and television, has died. She was 76. Mercer was found dead Oct. 29 at her...
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