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  • Finally, a lot of Hooker in one place

    As one of the most respected figures in the history of the blues, John Lee Hooker should have been an early giant of rock 'n' roll, right? His "Boogie Chillen' " was a smash R&B single in 1949 — just about the time Elvis Presley and the other rock...
  • Laura Mae Gross dies at 89; club owner

    Laura Mae Gross dies at 89; club owner
    Laura Mae Gross, a strong-willed Mississippi woman who came to the West Coast and founded a club that became a staple of Los Angeles' blues scene, died Saturday of heart failure, according to relatives. She was 89. Gross, also known as "Mama," opened...
  • Facing the music

    Facing the music
    Song Man: A Melodic Adventure, or, My Single-Minded Approach to Songwriting By Will Hodgkinson Da Capo, 290 pages, $16.95 paper 'Stay uncommercial. There's a lot of money in it," said Jerome Kern, who did OK by himself when he added "Ol' Man River,"...
  • Movie Review: 'Cadillac Records'

    Fans of musical dramas may experience some deja vu while watching "Cadillac Records"; the story is remarkably similar to one told in the middle of 2006's "Dreamgirls," in a montage sequence set to "Steppin' to the Bad Side." There's the plucky upstart...
  • The 2009 Grammy nominees and winners

    Winners will be in bold italics. RECORD OF THE YEAR "Chasing Pavements," Adele "Viva La Vida," Coldplay "Bleeding Love," Leona Lewis "Paper Planes," M.I.A "Please Read the Letter," Robert Plant and Alison Krauss ALBUM OF THE YEAR "Viva La...
  • Album review: Gil Scott-Heron, 'I'm New Here'

     
    Rating: 2 stars (out of 4) In the ‘70s, Gil Scott-Heron bridged jazz, soul, protest music and poetry into a singular sound, one that anticipated hip-hop and influenced everyone from Chuck D to Michael Franti. But in the last 25......
  • Tom Petty, the interview: 'I wanted to rough it up'

     
    Tom Petty performs at the United Center on July 2, 2008. (Tribune photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo) No one could blame Tom Petty for feeling a little entitled. After all, most rock stars who have been inducted into the Rock and......
  • Crossroads Festival 2010: Steve Winwood, the interview

     
    Steve Winwood performs at the United Center in Chicago on June 17, 2009.( Tribune photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo) Steve Winwood will be joining Eric Clapton at the Crossroads Guitar Festival next weekend at Toyota Park, aiming to reprise his terrific......
  • Long Beach Blues Festival goes on hiatus; Blues Bash planned instead

     
    Citing a tough economic climate, local jazz and blues standard-bearers KKJZ-FM (88.1) has announced that the long-running Long Beach Blues Festival will be going on hiatus this year, breaking a Labor Day tradition that lasted 30 years. On the bright......
  • Yahoo music series draws eclectic artists who get to play outside the box

    Yahoo music series draws eclectic artists who get to play outside the box
    Musicians have learned to downscale their expectations for TV exposure these days. Those lucky enough to score any might get a song spotlighted in a TV show or commercial. If they make the cut for one of the late-night talk shows, it's typically one...
  • Alejandro Escovedo steps to the front

    Alejandro Escovedo steps to the front
    All comeback stories are unlikely, but Alejandro Escovedo's is more so than most. Five years ago, he was vomiting blood in a Tempe hospital. Several months ago, he was on stage with Bruce Springsteen, playing the first song on his new album to an audience...