1. N'Awlinz: Dis Dat or D'Udda

    July 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dr. Dr. John's latest is a cultural history of his native "N'awlinz," a sweeping 360-degree vision of 150 years of music, myth, storytelling and tradition. Stops include spirituals, voodoo, jazz funerals, Mardi Gras, folk tales and funk. Anything but a solo project, the…

  2. Soul on Top

    July 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Papa's got a brand new big band. Papa's got a brand new big band. "Soul on Top," an instant anachronism when King Records first released it in 1969, has Brown singing Oliver Nelson arrangements of Tin Pan Alley standards backed by the big and loud Louis Bellson Orchestra. …

  3. Knopfler Scores Solo 'Shangri-La'

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mark Knopfler's fourth solo album will be released Sept. 28 via Warner Bros. Dubbed "Shangri-La," the set is the former Dire Straits leader's follow-up to 2002's acclaimed "The Ragpicker's Dream." The Mark Knopfler's fourth solo album will be…

  4. HOT PRODUCT

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new releases from Pearl Jam, Kings Of Convenience, Old 97's and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News …

  5. Hot Product

    July 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kings Of Convenience 'Quiet' Riot European rock duo Kings Of Convenience releases its third album, "Riot on an Empty Street," this week via Astralwerks. The set finds group members Erlend Oye and Eirik Glambek Boe expanding on the quiet, acoustic framework of past releases…

  6. Rhino Box Surveys Fertile '80s Underground

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The fertile alternative and college scenes of the 1980s that fueled the commercial modern rock explosion of the following decade are the basis for Rhino's latest comprehensive musical survey. Due Oct. The fertile alternative and college scenes of the 1980s that fueled the commercial…

  7. Billboard Bits: Ozomatli, Supergrass, Brown

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Ozomatli, Supergrass, James Brown Charges brought against Ozomatli bassist Wil Dog Abers, percussionist Jiro Yamaguchi and manager Amy Sue-Blackman Romero during Austin, Texas' South By Southwest Music Festival will be dropped as part of an agreement with prosecutors. As…

  8. House Of Blues Discounts Amphitheater Tix

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Faced with slow amphitheater business this summer, House of Blues has partnered with Ticketmaster and AOL to offer $20 tickets to more than 80 concerts at 17 venues throughout the United States. Faced with slow amphitheater business this summer, House of Blues has partnered with Ticketmaster…

  9. Bishop T. D. Jakes Presents He-Motions

    July 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Renowned pastor/artist/author T.D. Renowned pastor/artist/author T.D. Jakes assembles, oversees and contributes dramatic narrative to this musical companion piece to his forthcoming book, "He-Motions." The album follows a format similar to the two gospel projects spawned by Jakes&…

  10. Blues Legends Capture 'Lightning In A Bottle'

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two discs worth of highlights from the historic February 2003 "Salute to the Blues" concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall will hit stores this fall. Two discs worth of highlights from the historic February 2003 "Salute to the Blues" concert at New York's…

  11. Leonard Cohen Readies New Album

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A week after his 70th birthday, Columbia will release a new Leonard Cohen studio album, "Dear Heather." A week after his 70th birthday, Columbia will release a new Leonard Cohen studio album, "Dear Heather." Due Sept. 28, the set will be made up of 12 new tracks, as well…

  12. Final Elliott Smith Album Due In October

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "From a Basement on the Hill" will be released Oct. 19 via Epitaph's Anti- imprint. Singer/songwriter Elliott Smith's final album , "From a Basement on the Hill," will be released Oct. 19 via Epitaph's Anti- imprint. Smith died from knife wounds last October…

  13. Hot Product

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Beenie Man 'Back' To Work Jamaican dancehall artist Beenie Man returns this week with his latest Virgin album, "Back to Basics." First single "Dude" featuring Ms. Thing has appeared on 10 Billboard charts and re-enters the Rhythmic Top 40 tally this week at No.…

  14. Hot Product

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Cinderella Story 'Story' To Tell The first new Hilary Duff music to follow her hit debut album, "Metamorphosis," can be found on the soundtrack to her Warner Bros. Pictures film, "A Cinderella Story." Due this week from Hollywood Records, the set features four…

  15. Hot Product

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A new album from Dr. John, "N'Awlinz: Dis, Dat or D'udda" (Blue Note), featuring Willie Nelson, B.B. King, and Mavis Staples. Norah Jones collaborator Jesse Harris and the Ferdinandos' "While…

  16. McFly, Usher Rule U.K. Charts

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Teen favorite McFly has a No. 1 album to add to its two chart-topping singles, as its debut set "Room on the 3rd Floor" (Universal) went straight to the chart summit yesterday (July 11) in the United Teen favorite McFly has a No. 1 album to add to its two chart-topping singles, as…

  17. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (July 12-18)

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (July 12-18, 2004). COUNTRY'S BASH: It goes on for days every as it takes over Nashville and CBS has managed to squeeze highlights of it into a two-hour special. "CMA Music Festival: Country Music's…

  18. 29TunesOnTV

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 12-18, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 12 "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Monica (also scheduled: Mark Consuelos). "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest," Syndicated Featured Artist: JoJo …

  19. Music Fuels New Year's Eve Celebrations

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST While the winter holidays often signal a break from live performance and touring for many music acts, the festivities surrounding New Year's Eve tend to drag others off of the couch and onto the stage While the winter holidays often signal a break from live performance and touring for…

  20. Farrakhan Group Denies Ties To Jackson

    December 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sources close to Michael Jackson's camp say members of the Nation of Islam have begun playing a role in Jackson's affairs, although the controversial group denies having any official part in the pop s Sources close to Michael Jackson's camp say members of the Nation of Islam…

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