| Dec 15, 2014
| 12:37 PM
The grousing from some fans claiming that Cat Stevens shouldn’t have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year because his music was too subdued to qualify as “rock” ignored a more relevant point.
In his decade-plus...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 9:40 AM
He plays piano better than most singers. He sings better than most pianists. And he writes songs better than most singer-pianists.
The one-man band known as Johnny Rodgers has toured the world with Liza Minnelli and also as a headliner in his own right,...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 8:36 AM
The top complaint most recording artists have about the road is what to do with the other 22 hours of the day when they're not performing.
That doesn't bother James Hunter a bit. The veteran blue-eyed soul singer, who grew up in Essex, England, and...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"I NEED love, love to ease my mind/And need to find time, someone to call mine/But Mama said, you can't hurry love, no you just have to wait!"
DIANA ROSS (and the Supremes) belted that one out about four decades ago. And today, the great star, Miss...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:55 PM
Soul singer and songwriter Bobby Womack has died, his publicist said on Friday. He was 70.
The cause of his death was not yet known, according to his publicist, Sonya Kolowrat at XL Recordings.
The streetwise vocalist inducted into the Rock and Roll...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:44 PM
Bobby Womack, the revered “poet” of soul music for his prowess as a songwriter as well as singer and guitarist, died Friday at 70.
Representatives of Womack’s label, XL Recordings, confirmed the death. The cause wasn’t...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:14 PM
Bobby Womack, a prolific gospel-soul singer who also wrote songs recorded by the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, George Benson and others, died Friday. He was 70.
A representative from his label, XL Recordings, confirmed the death of the longtime Los...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 7:39 PM
Gary U.S. Bonds is the host with the most.
At 75, the great rock and roll singer from Norfolk can still belt out a tune. But if you want to see Bonds completely in his element, give him a stage and a microphone and a party to host.
That's what he...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 1:56 PM
You're going to be hearing a lot about 50th anniversaries this year.
PBS' "American Experience" has a two-hour program called "1964" that premiered this month. It included such milestones as Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign, which though...
| Apr 17, 2014
We are one lucky nation to have a homegrown musical form, and cultural force, like jazz. Fortune continued to smile by giving us Milt Hinton (1910-2000) and Lee Friedlander (born 1934), two homegrown photographers with unique visual styles but a shared...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Bar business wasn't so hot at REDCAT on Saturday night a half-hour before the show. The crowd had already lined up waiting for the doors to the theater to open. Word had gotten out that early birds would get ringside seats for "Rocco." The dance by Emio...