1. James Cotton, Grammy-Winning Blues Harmonica Player, Dies At 81

    March 16, 2017 11:17 PM EDT James Cotton , a Grammy Award-winning blues harmonica master whose full-throated sound backed such blues legends as Muddy Waters , Sonny Boy Williamson II and Howlin' Wolf , has died at age 81. A statement from Alligator Records , Cotton's label, says he died Thursday (March 16) of…

  2. The Orchard Acquires Blind Pig Records Catalog

    March 09, 2015 9:00 AM EDT The Orchard has acquired the master recording catalog of indie blues label Blind Pig Records, which includes albums by Muddy Waters , Magic Slim , Popa Chubby , Charlie Musselwhite , Bill Perry, James Cotton , and Otis Clay . In addition, the deal includes five new albums to be released in…

  3. King, Trucks Guest On New Elvin Bishop Album

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Elvin Bishop gets a hand from B.B. King, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, James Cotton, George Thorogood, Kim Wilson and Tommy Castro on his new album, "The Blues Roll On." Elvin Bishop gets a hand from B.B. King, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, James Cotton, George Thorogood, Kim Wilson…

  4. This Day in Music

    January 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST - U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los Angeles' Hollywood Blvd. for a free performance that is broadcast live on ABC's premiere of "The Jimmy Kimmel Show." 2003 - U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los Angeles' Hollywood…

  5. This Day in Music

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST - U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los Angeles' Hollywood Blvd. for a free performance that is broadcast live on ABC's premiere of "The Jimmy Kimmel Show." 2003 - U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los Angeles' Hollywood…

  6. Steve Miller Raids Archives, Gets Jazzy

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With a 30th anniversary edition of Steve Miller's "Fly Like an Eagle" due out this month, can the same treatment for its follow-up, "Book of Dreams," be far behind? Probably not, says Miller. With a 30th anniversary edition of Steve Miller's "Fly Like an…

  7. This Day in Music

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Blues drummer S.P. Leary dies at the age of 67 of complications from cancer. During his half-century-long career, the Texas-born musician supported such performers as T-Bone Walker, Mudd 2003 - U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los Angeles'…

  8. Seagal Chasing The Blues In Memphis

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Steven Seagal has become a household name as the star of dozens of action films, but he's hoping to become just as well-known for his musical endeavors. Steven Seagal has become a household name as the star of dozens of action films, but he's hoping to become just as well-known for…

  9. About Them Shoes

    February 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Several years after recording sessions began, longtime Howlin' Wolf guitarist Hubert Sumlin's "solo" album, featuring a slew of high-profile guests, finally appears. "About Them Shoes" is worth the wa Several years after recording sessions began, longtime Howlin&…

  10. This Day in Music

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los Angeles' Hollywood Blvd. for a free performance that is broadcast live on ABC's premiere of "The Jimmy Kimmel Show." 2003 - U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los…

  11. Sumlin Surrounded By Stars On 'Shoes'

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Blues veteran Hubert Sumlin is surrounded by such legends as Keith Richards and Eric Clapton on his new album, "About Them Shoes." Blues veteran Hubert Sumlin is surrounded by such legends as Keith Richards and Eric Clapton on his new album, "About Them Shoes." The 13…

  12. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 22-28, 2003. These days, there's always lots of music on television. But rare is the week when so many quality programs featuring artists and music I feel rank above most on my personal scale. Let's start…

  13. 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"…

  14. 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…

  15. This Day in Music

    January 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>During the Big Day Out tour stop in Sydney, a 15-year-old girl from nearby Dee Why dies from a heart attack after being caught in the surge of the 55,000-strong crowd as Limp Bizkit take 2001 - During the Big Day Out tour stop in Sydney, a 15-year-old girl from…

  16. 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…

  17. Blues Cruise Struggles In Post-9/11 Climate

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT While most -- if not all -- in the U.S. concert business are feeling the bite of a post-Sept. 11 marketplace, few could claim to be as badly bitten as the operators of the New York City Blues Cruise. While most -- if not all -- in the U.S. concert business are feeling the bite of a post-Sept.…

  18. Classic Tracks Set For Sun Records Compilation

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Recordings from Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Roy Orbison will be among those featured on a 44-song, two-disc set chronicling the history of Sun Records. Due Aug. 6 fr Recordings from Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Roy Orbison…

  19. 35th Anniversary Jam

    June 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT James Cotton, one of the few surviving members of the Muddy Waters Band, sure knows how to throw an anniversary party. James Cotton, one of the few surviving members of the Muddy Waters Band, sure knows how to throw an anniversary party. Cotton and his regular bandmates are joined here by a…

  20. Tunes On TV

    November 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST For the Week of Nov. 19-25, 2001 MONDAY, NOV. 19 "Bravo Profiles," Bravo Featured Artists: Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Jon Bon Jovi "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Marilyn Manson "American Roots Music" (final episode: "All My Children of the Sun"…

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