1. Stars Lining Up For Jerry Wexler Memorial Celebration

    October 13, 2009 4:39 PM EDT Jerry Wexler, the man who coined the term "rhythm and blues," will get a first-class memorial sendoff on Oct. 30 in New York City. Wexler died in August 2008, and it's been hard getting everyone in the same place for his service. But his kids, Lisa and Paul, have chosen the…

  2. Thomas Saluted With Album, Tribute Concert

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST The final studio sessions from legendary R&B artist Rufus Thomas, who died in 2001, will see the light of day this spring. The final studio sessions from legendary R&B artist Rufus Thomas, who died in 2001, will see the light of day this spring. Due April 26 via Segue Records, "…

  3. Rufus Thomas Laid To Rest In Memphis

    December 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Rhythm & blues pioneer Rufus Thomas made his last trip to Memphis' Beale Street yesterday (Dec. 20) with a brass band playing "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" marching in front of his hearse. Thomas Rhythm & blues pioneer Rufus Thomas made his last trip to Memphis'…