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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - This port city on the Mississippi River calls itself the birthplace of rock 'n' roll. Its credentials? The Memphis Recording Service, forerunner of Sun Studio, in 1951 recorded "Rocket 88" by Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats, which some...
Tags: Artists, Steaks, Arts and Culture, Motown Records, Otis Redding
Reggae/dub legend Lee "Scratch" Perry is back with a new album that finds him exploring the overlapping worlds of lounge-dub and deep trance styles. At least that's what a press release about his new album "Master Mind," says. To my ears, today's free...
Tags: Entertainment, Soul (genre), Music, Reggae (genre)
About a decade ago, Cody ChesnuTT surprised and thrilled music lovers with "The Headphone Masterpiece," an ambitious, low-fi album that reminded listeners of the psychedelic soul classics of the 1970s. Some considered it an over-hyped oddity. Others were...
Robert Dickey Member of soul duo James and Bobby Purify Robert Dickey, 72, a guitarist and singer in the soul duo James and Bobby Purify, which recorded the 1960s hit song "I'm Your Puppet," died Dec. 29 in his hometown of Tallahassee, Fla. No cause was...
Tags: Entertainment, Music, Soul (genre), Los Angeles Times, Music
Or at least that is how the story goes when a still struggling rock and roll band met The Big Man, and the change was made uptown. It was a stormy night along the Jersey Shore – the wind was howling, the lightening was flashing – and then,...
Turn It UpSolomon Burke, the robust, regal preacher-turned-singer who defined soul music in the â€˜60s and continued to perform and minister for decades afterward, died Sunday in Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. Burke died on a plane after arriving on a flight from...
Pop & HissShows include Lykke Li and Lady Gaga; the Kills and Paul Simon are among the acts planning album releases Critic's Pick: The Stagecoach Country Music Festival The annual Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, which turns 5 this year, is......
Hailing from the sunny shores of Barbados, singer songwriter Hal Linton is definetly a new artist to be in the lookout for with his brew of R&B soul music. Winning the Barbados Music Award was just a prelude to the success this smooth crooner is poised...
Tags: Entertainment, Soul (genre), Barbados, Music, Motown Records
Pop music and jazz figures Bob Popescu, 77; co-owner of Catalina Bar & Grill, turned the Los Angeles club into one of the top jazz venues in the country (Jan. 5) Ken Nelson, 84; longtime Capitol Records talent scout had an ear for country music (Jan. 6)...
Special to The TimesThe pop world has focused for so long on the remarkably sensual energy and excitement of Ike & Tina Turner's old live show that it is often easy to forget the duo also made some dynamic records. But even if you have wanted to go back and check up on the...
Special to The TimesAt Coachella, it's not the size of the tent you're performing in, but the size of the crowd trying to fit into it. And on Friday evening, the huge crowd that gathered to hear British soul singer Amy Winehouse sing her messed-up-in-love songs completely...
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