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  • Proof that the blues are a universal language

    Proof that the blues are a universal language
    The blues are a foundational American art form that speak not only to the U.S. experience but to all of humanity's.
  • Red Holloway dies at 84; versatile L.A. jazz saxophonist

    Red Holloway dies at 84; versatile L.A. jazz saxophonist
    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...

    David 'Honeyboy' Edwards dies at 96; Chicago bluesman

    David 'Honeyboy' Edwards dies at 96; Chicago bluesman
    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...

    An Appreciation: Etta James

     
    Etta 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.

    10/10/10: Ten great songs about drinking (and five others about sobering up)

     
    It’s a fool's game, trying to pick 10 songs about one of popular music’s most reliable topics: alcohol, and the joy and pain it begets. It’s a topic that could fill volumes -– song and the drink -– so to...