1. Fontella Bass, 'Rescue Me' Singer, Dies at 72

    December 27, 2012 12:20 PM EST Fontella Bass, a St. Louis-born soul singer who hit the top of the R&B charts with "Rescue Me" in 1965, has died. The singer's daughter, Neuka Mitchell, says Bass died at a St. Louis hospice Wednesday night of complications from a heart attack suffered three weeks ago. She…

  2. R&B/Gospel Singer David Peaston Dies At 54

    February 02, 2012 5:05 PM EST It's been an unfortunate week for R&B and soul. Yesterday (Wed., Feb. 1) -- on the same day as "Soul Train" founder Don Cornelius' death -- R&B/gospel singer, David Peaston , died at 54 years old. Peaston's cause of death is inconclusive, according to St.…

  3. Atlantic Unearths Unheard 'Soul'

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic Records' soul pioneers of the 1960s and 1970s will be in the spotlight on two single-disc compilations due June 6 from Rhino. Atlantic Records' soul pioneers of the 1960s and 1970s will be in the spotlight on two single-disc compilations due June 6 from Rhino. "…

  4. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2003. What to watch, what to watch? Read on McDuff and I'll tell you. Monday night, you've got your football. It's right in the title of ABC's "Monday Night Football," which…

  5. Billboard Bits: Pioneer Awards, Polo Montanez, Littrell

    November 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Pioneer Awards, Polo Montanez, Littrell The Rhythm & Blues Foundation has announced its 2003 Pioneer Awards honorees, to be presented Feb. 20 in New York, as part of the events during Grammy Week, Billboard Bulletin reports. The Supremes, Dell-Vikings, and the Dixie Cups will…

  6. Every Day

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Imagine if someone created a score to a film that never was. A collection of compositions so full of depth that they enable the listeners to imagine their own scenes. Jason Swinscoe and his Cinematic Imagine if someone created a score to a film that never was. A collection of compositions so…

  7. Pioneer Awards Honor R&B Artists

    November 09, 2001 12:00 AM EST Despite being one-third of the Motown team that wrote hits for the Supremes, the Four Tops, and Marvin Gaye, Brian Holland finds it a bit strange to be honored at the 12th annual R&B Pioneer Award Despite being one-third of the Motown team that wrote hits for the Supremes, the Four Tops,…

  8. Pioneer Awards Honor Al Green

    July 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R&B/soul singer Al Green will be honored with the lifetime achievement award at the 12th annual Pioneer Awards, presented by the charitable Rhythm & Blues Foundation. Scheduled for Oct. 4 at N R&B/soul singer Al Green will be honored with the lifetime achievement award at the 12th…