1. 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,…

  2. 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"…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. This Day in Music

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Top Jimmy, an influential, hard-rocking bluesman on the L.A. club scene in the 1980s, dies of liver failure. He is 46. James "Top Jimmy" Paul Konceck found his greatest fame in a Van Hal 2001 - Top Jimmy, an influential, hard-rocking bluesman on the L.A.…

  9. King, Clapton, Marsalis To Blow The Blues Away

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Wynton Marsalis, Ray Charles, and Willie Nelson are among the artists who will play the Blowin' the Blues Away, a concert to benefit Jazz at Lincoln Center (J@LC). B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Wynton Marsalis, Ray Charles, and Willie Nelson are among the artists who…

  10. Kings Of Leon Revel In 'Youth'

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Southern rock outfit Kings Of Leon will release its RCA debut, "Youth and Young Manhood," July 7 internationally and July 22 in North America. The group completed a U.K. tour last week at London's tin Southern rock outfit Kings Of Leon will release its RCA debut, "Youth…

  11. This Day in Music

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Nellie Shabalala, wife of Ladysmith Black Mambazo leader Joseph, is shot to death in the township of Claremont, near Durban, South Africa. She is 49. Her husband is shot in the arm in th 2002 - Nellie Shabalala, wife of Ladysmith Black Mambazo leader Joseph, is shot…

  12. TOP INDEPENDENT ALBUMS

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/indie_albums.jsp 1. Free Agents: The Murda Mix Tape , Mobb Deep 2. Kings Of Crunk , Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz 3. The Blessed Hellride , Black Label Society 4. I Love It , Craig Morgan 5. Livin' Legend , B.G. News Craig Morgan , Lil Jon …

  13. NYC's SummerStage Salutes The Blues

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT SummerStage, an annual fixture of outdoor arts and entertainment performances in New York's Central Park, will open with a weekend of blues-themed programming to coincide with the Congress-designated SummerStage, an annual fixture of outdoor arts and entertainment performances in New…

  14. Farrar Gets The 'Blues' On New Album

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alt-country veteran Jay Farrar will release a new, 23-track studio album, "Terroir Blues" on June 24. Marking the debut release through his own Act/Resist imprint via Artemis, the former Uncle Tupelo/ Alt-country veteran Jay Farrar will release a new, 23-track studio album, "…

  15. Hot Product

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: &#149; Modern rock act Cold's "Year of the Spider" (Flip/Geffen), featuring a guest shot from Weezer's Rivers Cuomo. &#149; The various artists collection "It'll Come To You: The Songs…

  16. This Day in Music

    May 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Shedaisy returns to their hometown, Salt Lake City, to sing at a charity dinner benefiting the Karl Malone Foundation for children's charities. The performance is the first in their home 1999 - Shedaisy returns to their hometown, Salt Lake City, to sing at a…

  17. This Day in Music

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Alejandro Sanz wins three awards, including the award for best song for "Y Solo Se Me Ocurre Amarte," at Spain's sixth Premios de la Musica ceremony in Madrid. 2002 - Alejandro Sanz wins three awards, including the award for best song for "Y Solo…

  18. Montreux Packs Schedule For 37th Jazz Fest

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the modern rock of Radiohead and the Flaming Lips, and the classic rock of Van Morrison and Jethro Tull will be on di The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the…

  19. Brooks & Dunn Stroll Down 'Red Dirt Road'

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As Brooks & Dunn's The Neon Circus & Wild West Show tour begins its third year of combining circus fun with a down home jamboree, group member Kix Brooks tells Billboard.com that the duo is ey As Brooks & Dunn's Neon Circus & Wild West Show tour begins its third year…

  20. Chayanne, Montenegro Take Billboard Latin Honors

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The old mingled with the new last night (May 8) at the 2003 Billboard Latin Music awards. Veteran Puerto Rican singer Chayanne and rising Mexican star Pilar Montenegro were the big winners, each takin The old mingled with the new last night (May 8) at the 2003 Billboard Latin Music awards.…

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