1. Flying Funk

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bluebird and RCA Victor dig deep into the vaults of the landmark Flying Dutchman label to issue this perfect introduction to the jazz-funk-soul hybrid heyday. Bluebird and RCA Victor dig deep into the vaults of the landmark Flying Dutchman label to issue this perfect introduction to the jazz…

  2. Pursuit of Happiness

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nottingham, England-based singer Rachel Foster is U.K. act Weekend Players. Nottingham, England-based singer Rachel Foster is U.K. act Weekend Players. She is the owner of a voice that at times sounds like a cross between Sade and Cocteau Twins' Liz Fraser, encompassing the jazzy, breezy…

  3. A Little Deeper

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST In the wake of 50 Cent, Interscope hopes to mine the same mainstream vein with another underground act—courtesy of North London. In the wake of 50 Cent, Interscope hopes to mine the same mainstream vein with another underground act—courtesy of North London. Having won Britain's…

  4. Billboard Bits: Prince Paul, Sonic Youth, Howie Day

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Prince Paul, Sonic Youth, Howie Day Although details are still being finalized, acclaimed hip-hop producer Prince Paul will release his next solo album, "Politics of the Business," May 6 via Razor & Tie. The album is said to be a commentary on the state of the music…

  5. This Day in Music

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Eclectic New York quartet Soul Coughing disbands after eight years and three genre-bending albums together. 2000 - Eclectic New York quartet Soul Coughing disbands after eight years and three genre-bending albums together. 1994 - Bruce Springsteen wins a Best…

  6. This Day in Music

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Newcomer Alicia Keys and veteran act the Isley Brothers each take home a pair of trophies from the 16th annual Soul Train Music Awards. 2002 - Newcomer Alicia Keys and veteran act the Isley Brothers each take home a pair of trophies from the 16th annual Soul Train…

  7. 'Fear Yourself' Finds Daniel Johnston Feeling Blessed

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On his 20th album, lo-fi veteran Daniel Johnston has teamed with a new collaborator for a new sound: Sparklehorse principal Mark Linkous, who produced the set and brought a new fidelity to Johnston's songs. The result, "Fear Yourself,…

  8. This Day in Music

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Authorities briefly shut down a suburban shopping mall after more than 1,000 teen-agers show up to meet boy-band B2K for an in-store autograph session at the Sam Goody music store there. 2002 - Authorities briefly shut down a suburban shopping mall after more than 1…

  9. Dexterity

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST You may not know it from the hip-hop-oriented music dominating the charts and radio these days, but there's a lot of strong R&B floating around on the major and indie fronts. You may not know it from the hip-hop-oriented music dominating the charts and radio these days, but there&…

  10. Midnight Lounge

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Seemingly more than artists of any other era, performers who came into prominence during the '80s are having a difficult time finding credible footing in the current musical landscape. Seemingly more than artists of any other era, performers who came into prominence during the '80s…

  11. Smile

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST During the course of a career that long ago transcended the country format, Lyle Lovett has built quite a canon of material within the film industry. During the course of a career that long ago transcended the country format, Lyle Lovett has built quite a canon of material within the film…

  12. Rural Renewal

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST It's been more than two decades since keyboardist Joe Sample, drummer Stix Hooper, and saxophonist Wilton Felder recorded together, but this reunion is no romp down memory lane. It's been more than two decades since keyboardist Joe Sample, drummer Stix Hooper, and saxophonist Wilton…

  13. Do It for Love

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST There is comfort in knowing that some things never change. There is comfort in knowing that some things never change. Countless trends and world events have come and gone since Hall & Oates ruled the pop roost, but there is not a drop of evidence of such to be found on the duo's…

  14. 12TunesOnTV

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 17-23, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 17 " Punk'd," MTV Featured Artist: Justin Timberlake. "VH1 All-Access: Rock's Rich List," VH1 Featured Artists: Mariah Carey, Ice-T…

  15. Lanois Declares Producing Moratorium

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Daniel Lanois, known for his production work for such artists as Bob Dylan and U2, is "not producing anything for about a year." The artist/producer made the declaration yesterday (March 13) in respon Daniel Lanois, known for his production work for such artists as Bob Dylan and U2,…

  16. Liz Phair Ready To Rock

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Liz Phair has recorded her first album of new material in more than five years. Speaking yesterday (March 13) with Recording Academy president Neil Portnow during the South By Southwest (SXSW) music c Liz Phair has recorded her first album of new material in more than five years. Speaking…

  17. Earth Day Rocks With Raitt, Cake, De La Soul

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bonnie Raitt, Cake, and Concrete Blonde are among the rock acts confirmed for We The Planet, a music and activism festival set for April 20 (Earth Day) at Speedway Meadow in San Francisco's Golden Gat Bonnie Raitt, Cake, and Concrete Blonde are among the rock acts confirmed for We The…

  18. This Day in Music

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Eric Clapton releases "Reptile," his first solo album since 1998's "Pilgrim." 2001 - Eric Clapton releases "Reptile," his first solo album since 1998's "Pilgrim." 2000 - Pop/punksters Blink-182 cut short their current…

  19. Bluesman Earl Takes Spiritual Approach

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. As with much of Ronnie Earl's music, his latest, "I Feel Like Goin' On," is largely instrumental, an anomaly in a genre where guitarists are generally paired with singers. Instead, Earl's emotion-laden guitar sings his…

  20. Rock Hall Welcomes Police, Clash, Costello

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomed the Police, the Clash, Elvis Costello and the Attractions, AC/DC, and the Righteous Brothers into the fold last night (March 10) at New York's Waldorf-Astoria H The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomed the Police, the Clash, Elvis Costello and the…

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