| Jan 24, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Lamont Dozier’s songs have been part of the soundtrack of America for generations.
Dozier made a name for himself in the 1960s, as a force behind the Motown sound with writing and producing team Holland Dozier Holland. The trio penned songs for...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Dave Grohl was on his way to rehearsals for a TV special marking the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' U.S. live television debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show" when the panic set in.
"Suddenly it hit me: Maybe I ought to listen to the record again before...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 8:55 PM
Anna Gordy Gaye, the sister of the founder of Motown Records and ex-wife of musical great Marvin Gaye, with whom she wrote a number of hit songs, died of natural causes Friday at her Los Angeles home, her family said. She was 92.
Gordy Gaye was an older...
| Aug 31, 2013
The song starts with a thumping hook of a baseline, soon joined by funky percussion, then fiery horns and a full chorus that fills in behind the singer pouring out his heart about getting the girl back. Hanson brothers (from......
| Aug 13, 2012
| 9:15 AM
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...
| Mar 12, 2011
Frank Remesch's mission was clear, if daunting. Somehow, he had to convince people that the hulking, cavernous 1st Mariner Arena, a 1960s relic that civic leaders had been talking about razing for years, was still a player — could still attract big-...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 8:44 AM
Note: Due to weather, this year's Silopanna Music Festival has been canceled.
Judging by the charts in recent years, it seems as though America has rediscovered soul and funk.
Cee Lo Green, Janelle Monae, Bruno Mars — even Grace Potter and Fitz...
| Aug 28, 2011
When Berry Gordy Jr. wanted to borrow $800 from his family to found Motown Records in 1959, he knew that the most formidable resistance would come from his oldest sister, Esther.
"You're 29 years old and what have you done with your life?" his sister...
| Sep 10, 2011
Sitting in the hall that she operates in Leimert Park on a recent afternoon, Barbara Morrison is uncharacteristically sedentary. She recently lost a leg to diabetes. While she speaks with customary grace and cheer, the jazz vocalist is in a period of...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 12:09 PM
Haley Reinhart would like to apologize to the fans who waited for her outside of the Allstate Arena in August.
The Wheeling native — who hasn’t been home much since finishing third on Fox’s “American Idol” in May —...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 8:15 AM
"And now you hear the music, but the words don't sound too clear …"
"Inner City Blues" by Sixto Rodriguez
Former Baltimorean Craig Strydom has spent more than two decades searching for Sugar Man. And even though the music journalist tracked his...