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  • Irma Thomas: At the Crossroads of blues and soul

    Irma Thomas: At the Crossroads of blues and soul
    It took a grandchild — indirectly, at least — to make Irma Thomas the Soul Queen of New Orleans.
  • Talking Shop: Pop music with a sweet tooth

    Talking Shop: Pop music with a sweet tooth
    “This post has been corrected, as noted below.”  To the uneducated eye, the lustrous behemoth — simultaneously incongruous and at ease in its shady corner in the LAB — appears to be a caravan. A circular light dangles above the...

    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...

    David 'Honeyboy' Edwards

    DAVID 'HONEYBOY' EDWARDS, 96 Delta blues singer, guitarist David "Honeyboy" Edwards, the once-itinerant Delta blues singer and guitarist who late in life won two Grammy Awards, died Monday of congestive heart failure. Such was his longevity that, as a...

    Blues veterans to join in tribute

    Blues veterans to join in tribute
    Ask Jody Williams about Howlin' Wolf's legacy, and he'll rattle off remarkable numbers about the old Chicago bluesman. Not chart statistics. Measurements. "Well, he was a pretty big man," said Williams, 78, who played guitar for Wolf (a.k.a. Chester...