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Overlooked No More: Robert Johnson, Bluesman Whose Life Was a Riddle - The New York Times
Sept. 25, 2019

Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times.

By Reggie Ugwu
African-Americans  blues  music  musicians  obituaries 
september 2019 by jerryking
Cory Wells, Singer With Three Dog Night, Dies at 74 - The New York Times
By 1969, the band was playing the Fillmore East in New York, and was reviewed ecstatically by Ed Ochs of Billboard magazine:

“Cory Wells, who croaks the raw soul so familiar to today’s top white blues bands, led the group’s complete commercial synthesis of rock and pop,” he wrote, adding, “Despite the slight distortions of ego and excess, Three Dog Night’s tight, dramatic explosions of song should keep the group blazing an exciting new middle-road long after hard rockers have blown themselves out.”
obituaries  '70s  music  blues  pop 
october 2015 by jerryking
B.B. King: A Tribute to Blues Brotherhood - Speakeasy - WSJ
May 15, 2015 MUSIC
B.B. King: A Tribute to Blues Brotherhood
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obituaries  blues  music  African-Americans 
may 2015 by jerryking
With Donald Dunn gone, the bottom falls out of the blues - The Globe and Mail
From Tuesday's Globe and Mail
Published Monday, May. 14, 2012
obituaries  musicians  guitarists  Stax  blues 
may 2012 by jerryking
A Paler Shade of White
October 22, 2007 | The New Yorker| by Sasha Frere-Jones
indie  music  blues  soul  music_industry  race  culture  racism  business  hip_hop 
august 2011 by jerryking
Eugene McDaniels, Singer-Songwriter of Soul and Blues Hits, Dies at 76 -
August 1, 2011

Eugene McDaniels, whose mellifluous voice brought him high onto the
Billboard charts several times in the early 1960s, and who later wrote
“Feel Like Makin’ Love,” which Roberta Flack took to the top of the
charts in 1974, died on Friday at his home in Kittery Point, Me. He was
obituaries  soul  blues  African-Americans  singers  '60s  '70s 
august 2011 by jerryking
Golden Oldies: Stax Releases A 50th-Anniversary Boxed Set -
APRIL 4, 2007 WSJ JIM FUSILLI. A joy from the first cut to the
last, "Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration" is a reminder of the glory
days of R&B, when singer, song & band came together with fervor
to spark body & soul. The music all but sweats with the musicians'
passion: No drum machines & no vocal bent to pitch by software. The
punchy horns are real brass & reeds, not lines played on
synthesizers. Now & then, a musician flubs a note or misses a cue,
but an absolute reliance on musicians' creativity can deliver brilliant
pop music that's timeless. Especially if the vocalists are the likes of
Eddie Floyd, Otis Redding, Sam & Dave and the Staple Singers...Stax
began when Jim Stewart & his sister Estelle Axton started Satellite
Records in Brunswick, Tenn. They moved it to Memphis and converted a
movie theater into a recording studio; Stewart and . Axton retained the
theater's sloping floor and angled walls, creating a room that was
responsible for the label's distinctive clean sound.
Stax  soul  R&B  blues  anniversaries  music_labels  Jim_Fusilli  music  Memphis  golden_oldies  music_catalogues  pop_music 
june 2011 by jerryking

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