1. Let's Roll

    May 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Etta James opens this album with "Somebody to Love," a hard-driving rocker penned by Delbert McClinton and Gary Nichols. Etta James opens this album with "Somebody to Love," a hard-driving rocker penned by Delbert McClinton and Gary Nichols. As a tone-setter, it's the…

  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. Hot Product

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Acclaimed folk/rock artist Richard Thompson's "The Old Kit Bag" (Cooking Vinyl/spinART). -- Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson's "On and On" (Universal). -- Canadian rock outfit New Pornographers…

  4. Etta James Slates Tour, New Album

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Blues/jazz diva Etta James will kick off a U.S. tour Friday (April 4) in Anaheim, Calif. The trek, which will hit a mix of clubs, theaters, and festivals through early July, gets underway in advance o Blues/jazz diva Etta James will kick off a U.S. tour Friday (April 4) in Anaheim, Calif. The…

  5. Norah Jones Sweeps Grammys

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones was the big winner last night (Feb. 23) at the 45th annual Grammy Awards ceremony in New York, taking home all five awards for which she was nominated. Jones won the coveted best new artis Norah Jones was the big winner last night (Feb. 23) at the 45th annual Grammy Awards…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the Carpenters, 'The Disco Ball,' record holding artists, triple-titled tunes, artists who have charted under different names, and bad jokes with readers. REMEMBERING KAREN Hello Fred: Feb. 4, 2003 marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of Karen Carpenter …

  7. 24th Annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards Nominees

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards, to be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Below are the nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards. The honors will be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Blues entertainer of the…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Eminem's Oscar chances, the lenght of singles reigns at No. 1, collections of Billboard magazines, Russian artists on Billboard charts, songs that have stalled at N WILL OSCAR GO HOME WITH MARSHALL? Hi Fred! Eminem's "Lose Yourself,"…

  9. Music Greats Granted Grammy Lifetime Honors

    November 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Etta James, Johnny Mathis, Glenn Miller, Tito Puente, and Simon & Garfunkel have been chosen by the Recording Academy as the recipients of its 2003 Lifetime Achievement Awards. Etta James, Johnny Mathis, Glenn Miller, Tito Puente, and Simon & Garfunkel have been chosen by the…

  10. Wait for Me

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST It's been nearly five years since singer/ guitarist Tedeschi's inaugural Tone-Cool collection Just Won't Burn put her on the national map. It's been nearly five years since singer/ guitarist Tedeschi's inaugural Tone-Cool collection Just Won't Burn put her on the…

  11. Queer As Folk: The Second Season

    May 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT DJ Manny Lehman creates an energetic non-stop mix from the club tracks featured on Showtime's TV series Queer As Folk. DJ Manny Lehman creates an energetic non-stop mix from the club tracks featured on Showtime's TV series Queer As Folk. Vocal-driven, progressive house-tinged diva…

  12. Buddy Guy Wins Three W.C. Handy Honors

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Buddy Guy was among the multiple winners at the W.C. Handy Awards, staged by the Blues Foundation last night (May 23) in Memphis, Billboard Bulletin reports. Guy won for contemporary male artist of th Buddy Guy was among the multiple winners at the W.C. Handy Awards, staged by the Blues…

  13. Keys, Mary J. Sign On For Essence Festival

    March 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, India.Arie, Angie Stone, Luther Vandross, the Isley Brothers, and Al Green lead the lineup for the Essence Music Festival, set for July 4-6 at the Superdome in New Orleans. Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, India.Arie, Angie Stone, Luther Vandross, the Isley Brothers,…

  14. Marsalis Leads Playboy Jazz Lineup

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Wynton Marsalis leads the star-studded lineup for the 24th annual Playboy Jazz Festival, to be held June 15-16 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. On the first day of the event, Marsalis will perfor Wynton Marsalis leads the star-studded lineup for the 24th annual Playboy Jazz Festival, to…

  15. Blues Foundation Postpones Awards

    August 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Blues Foundation has postponed until fall 2002 the presentation of its lifetime achievement awards to singer/guItarist Buddy Guy and Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, Billboard Bulletin reports. T The Blues Foundation has postponed until fall 2002 the presentation of its lifetime…

  16. Blue Gardenia

    August 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Etta James, whose voice is surely a force of nature—and whose soul-belting R&B style is a national treasure—has always had a hit-or-miss relationship with standards. Etta James, whose voice is surely a force of nature—and whose soul-belting R&B style is a national treasure—has always…

  17. Meet Lindsay Pagano

    July 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Philadelphia native Lindsay Pagano seems to have charmed all the right people, including former Beatle Paul McCartney, and Jude Cole, the producer of her album -- "Love & Faith & Inspiration," Not just anyone's music makes Paul McCartney dance. Lindsay Pagano begins her…

  18. Etta James' 'Blue Gardenia' Blooms In August

    July 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT More than 37 years after making her first recording with her vocal trio the Peaches, legendary vocalist Etta James will on Aug. 21 release her latest album, "Blue Gardenia." The Private Music collecti More than 37 years after making her first recording with her vocal trio the…

  19. Copeland, King Top Handy Blues Awards

    May 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist Shemekia Copeland and guitar legend B.B. King were the big winners at the Blues Foundation's 22nd annual W.C. Handy Awards, presented last night at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis. Copeland, d Vocalist Shemekia Copeland and guitar legend B.B. King were the big winners at the…

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