1. No 'Questions': 50 Cent Remains Singles King

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent's "21 Questions" featuring Nate Dogg isn't showing any sign of slowing down, as it leads the airplay charge in mainstream and urban markets. This week the track logs its third-straight week on 50 Cent's "21 Questions" featuring Nate Dogg isn't…

  2. Top Acts Contribute 'Songs For Life'

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New songs by Patti LaBelle, Enrique Iglesias, Gerald Levert, Joan Osborne, and Aretha Franklin, and remixes of Britney Spears and Mary J. Blige tracks are part of a compilation that will raise money t New songs by Patti LaBelle, Enrique Iglesias, Gerald Levert, Joan Osborne, and Aretha…

  3. Hot Product

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- A new album from blues guitarist Buddy Guy, "Blues Singer" (Silvertone), featuring guest appearances from Eric Clapton and B.B. King. -- The compilation "Ultimate Smash Hits" (Arista), featuring songs…

  4. What's a Man to Do?

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The former Kumbia Kings singer takes a strong step forward in developing his own identity as a pop/R&B artist with this debut. The former Kumbia Kings singer takes a strong step forward in developing his own identity as a pop/R&B artist with this debut. Free from the Kumbia Kings…

  5. Original Guerilla Music

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This collection kicks off Adrian Sherwood's Sound Boy offshoot of his stalwart On-U Sound label. This collection kicks off Adrian Sherwood's Sound Boy offshoot of his stalwart On-U Sound label. It compiles a "best-of" selection of vocalist Junior Delgado from vital reggae…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Kenny G, Lisa Marie Presley, reggae, and airplay. BOOKENDS Hi Fred, Speaking of "Auld Lang Syne" by Kenny G in your column last week, did you ever notice that Kenny G had a song debut on the…

  7. Elvis Box Full Of Unreleased Goodies

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT BMG Heritage has set a July 1 release for "Elvis: Close Up," a four-disc box set featuring a bounty of unreleased Elvis Presley material. "Close Up" follows last year's RCA release of the box set "Elv BMG Heritage has set a July 1 release for "Elvis: Close…

  8. Austin City Limits Fest Grows

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reunited country act the Mavericks, rising rock group Kings Of Leon, and pseudo-revivalist choir the Polyphonic Spree are among the latest acts confirmed for the second annual Austin City Limits Festi Reunited country act the Mavericks, rising rock group Kings Of Leon, and pseudo-revivalist…

  9. Clapton, King Guest On Guy's 'Blues Singer'

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Buddy Guy has drafted a pair of famous friends to join him on his latest album, "Blues Singer." Due Tuesday (June 3) from Silvertone Records, the acoustic set finds the blues legend joined by one of h Buddy Guy has drafted a pair of famous friends to join him on his latest album, …

  10. Neville Gets Back To 'Nature'

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran New Orleans-based vocalist Aaron Neville plans to release an album of his interpretations of American standards. Due Aug. 26, "Nature Boy" is his first album under a new deal with Verve. The c Veteran New Orleans-based vocalist Aaron Neville plans to release an album of his…

  11. 'Now' Is The Time For O.A.R.'s Label Jump

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As an independent band that manages to sell more than 300,000 copies of your self-released albums, signing with a major label might seem like the most logical move to the next level. But O.A.R. bassis As an independent band that manages to sell more than 300,000 copies of your self-released…

  12. This Day in Music

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Tracy Byrd takes part in a tribute to the late Dale Earnhardt at Lowes Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. Byrd sings while the jumbotron video screens show highlights of Earnhardt's many 2001 - Tracy Byrd takes part in a tribute to the late Dale Earnhardt at…

  13. TOP INDEPENDENT ALBUMS

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/indie_albums.jsp 1. Good Mourning , Alkaline Trio 2. The War On Errorism , NOFX 3. Kings Of Crunk , Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz 4. Free Agents: The Murda Mix Tape , Mobb Deep 5. Beneath This Gruff Exterior , John Hiatt & The Goners News John Hiatt , Lil Jon …

  14. Copeland Tops W.C. Handy Blues Awards

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist Shemekia Copeland led the field at the 2003 W.C. Handy Blues Awards, collecting three trophies during the ceremony last night (May 22) at Memphis' Orpheum Theatre. Copeland's Alligator album Vocalist Shemekia Copeland led the field at the 2003 W.C. Handy Blues Awards,…

  15. 2003 W.C. Handy Blues Awards Winners

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT W.C. Handy Blues Awards Winners Here are the 2003 winners of the W.C. Handy Blues Awards, handed out May 22 in Memphis. Blues Entertainer of the Year: B.B. King Blues Band of the Year : Magic Slim & The Teardrops Blues Album of the Year: Shemekia Copeland, "Talking to Strangers"…

  16. Wynton Marsalis Signs With Blue Note

    May 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis has inked a deal with Blue Note Records, with sessions for his label bow expected to begin this summer. Marsalis was signed to his previous label, Columbia, over two dec Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis has inked a deal with Blue Note Records, with sessions for…

  17. Manzarek: 21st Century Reunion Is One-Time Thing

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nearly 36 years after the Doors' "Light My Fire" helped fuel the summer of love and 31 years after the band's enigmatic frontman Jim Morrison died a mysterious death in Paris, keyboardist Ray Manzarek Nearly 36 years after the Doors' "Light My Fire" helped…

  18. TOP INDEPENDENT ALBUMS

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/indie_albums.jsp 1. The War On Errorism , NOFX 2. Free Agents: The Murda Mix Tape , Mobb Deep 3. Beneath This Gruff Exterior , John Hiatt & The Goners 4. Kings Of Crunk , Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz 5. The Old Kit Bag , Richard Thompson News Lil Jon , John Hiatt , Richard…

  19. It'll Come to You . . . The Songs of John Hiatt

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT There's a reason why the tribute album has such a spotty track record: Most are chock full of covers that are mildly interesting at best, and so few ever actually include a rendition besting its origi There's a reason why the tribute album has such a spotty track record: Most are…

  20. Trumpet Evolution

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It is hard not to marvel at the breadth of styles that trumpeter Arturo Sandoval brings to this project, an excursion through well-known works by his favorite trumpeters of the past century. It is hard not to marvel at the breadth of styles that trumpeter Arturo Sandoval brings to this…

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