Blues

  1. Global Pulse

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Spiderbait covers Ram Jam's 1977 version of Leadbelly's "Black Betty" and snags a No. 1 hit at home in Australia. Read Nigel Williamson's column. Spiderbait covers Ram Jam's 1977 version of Leadbelly's "Blac ...

  2. Taylor, Douglas Receive Nat'l Heritage Honors

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran blues singer Koko Taylor and dobro don Jerry Douglas are among the 10 recipients of this year's National Heritage Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Veteran blues singer Koko Taylor and dobro don Jerry Douglas are a ...

  3. King, Ligeti Awarded Sweden's Polar Music Prize

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=2003863">As expected</A>, blues legend B.B. King and avant-garde Hungarian composer Gy&#246;rgy Ligeti were ho As expected , blues ...

  4. King, Ligeti Awarded Sweden's Polar Music Prize

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=2003863">As expected</A>, blues legend B.B. King and avant-garde Hungarian composer Gy&#246;rgy Ligeti were ho As expected , blues ...

  5. Bluesman 'Gatemouth' Moore Dies At 90

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Blues singer Arnold "Gatemouth" Moore died Wednesday in Yazoo City, Miss., after a long illness. He was 90. Blues singer Arnold "Gatemouth" Moore died Wednesday in Yazoo City, Miss., after a long illness. He was 90. Born in Top ...

  6. Guy, James Take Home Handy Awards

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT B.B. King named blues entertainer of the year. B.B. King named blues entertainer of the year. News B.B. King ...

  7. Guy, James Take Home Handy Awards

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Perennial favorites Buddy Guy and Etta James were the big winners at the W.C. Handy Blues Awards, which were presented by the non-profit Blues Foundation last night (April 29) at the Cannon Center Bal Perennial favorites Buddy Guy and Etta James w ...

  8. ZZ Top Revs Up Summer Tour

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ZZ Top will celebrate its recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a North American summer tour, Billboard.biz has learned. The shows begin June 25 at Kay Yaeger Coliseum in Wichita F ZZ Top will celebrate its recent induction int ...

  9. Sugar Ray Sweetens Reality-TV Lineup

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sugar Ray's summer tour wil be chronicled for a new reality series on Spike TV, "On the Road." Spike will film Sugar Ray's 18-market U.S. tour, which kicks off April 8 at the B.B. King Blues Club in N Sugar Ray's summer to ...

  10. Sugar Ray Sweetens Reality-TV Lineup

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sugar Ray's summer tour wil be chronicled for a new reality series on Spike TV, "On the Road." Spike will film Sugar Ray's 18-market U.S. tour, which kicks off April 8 at the B.B. King Blues Club in N Sugar Ray's summer to ...

  11. The Beat

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST A collection of Ray Charles duets is the first project that Starbucks and Concord Records are releasing in a new partnership. A collection of Ray Charles duets is the first project that Starbucks and Concord Records are releasing in a new partners ...

  12. John Mayer Readies Summer Dates

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Peripatetic artist wraps current outing today. John Mayer is rolling out his third major tour in a year. Mayer -- who wrapped his current trek last night (March 28) -- will head out on another 42-date shed excursion starting July 2 at the Marcus A ...

  13. The Beat

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST A collection of Ray Charles duets is the first project that Starbucks and Concord Records are releasing in a new partnership. A collection of Ray Charles duets is the first project that Starbucks and Concord Records are releasing in a new partners ...

  14. Concord, Starbucks Team For Album Releases

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ray Charles duets set due this summer. Ray Charles duets set due this summer. News Ray Charles ...

  15. Concord, Starbucks Team For Album Releases

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Concord Records in L.A. has partnered with Starbucks to produce and distribute co-branded albums. The releases, to kick off with a new duets set by Ray Charles, will carry the Concord and Starbucks He Concord Records in L.A. has partnered with Sta ...

  16. James Brown, Los Lobos To Headline Doheny Fest

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST James Brown, Los Lobos, the Robert Cray Band, Etta James, Keb' Mo', Lucinda Williams, Charlie Musselwhite, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Robert Randolph, Koko Taylor and John Mayall among acts set for Ca James Brown, Los Lobos, the Robert C ...

  17. Clapton Festival To Benefit Crossroads Centre

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rock guitarist Eric Clapton will stage a one-time three-day music event in Dallas to raise funds for the Crossroads Centre. Set for June 4-6 at Fair Park, the Crossroads Guitar Festival will culminate Rock guitarist Eric Clapton will stage a one-t ...

  18. Clapton Festival To Benefit Crossroads Centre

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rock guitarist Eric Clapton will stage a one-time three-day music event in Dallas to raise funds for the Crossroads Centre. Set for June 4-6 at Fair Park, the Crossroads Guitar Festival will culminate Rock guitarist Eric Clapton will stage a one-t ...

  19. Bluesman A.C. Reed Dies

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Blues saxophonist A.C. Reed died Wednesday in Chicago of complications from cancer. He was 77. Blues saxophonist A.C. Reed died Wednesday in Chicago of complications from cancer. He was 77. Born Aaron Corthen in Wardell, Mo., Reed moved to Chicago ...

  20. Windswept Picks Up 50% Of El Dorado

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Catalog includes Johnny Otis material. Catalog includes Johnny Otis material. News Johnny Otis ...

  21. Windswept Picks Up 50% Of El Dorado

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Windswept Holdings has acquired 50% of El Dorado Music Publishing, and will co-own and -administer the catalog along with blues legend Johnny Otis. Windswept Holdings has acquired 50% of El Dorado Music Publishing, and will co-own and -administer ...

  22. Junior Brown Inks With Telarc

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Guitarist Junior Brown has signed with Telarc International, which will release his first new album in three years in August. Guitarist Junior Brown has signed with Telarc International, which will release his first new album in three years in Aug ...

  23. Ray Charles Lines Up Stars For Duets

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones, B.B. King and Willie Nelson are among the artists who will team with Ray Charles for his upcoming duets album on Concord Records. Norah Jones, B.B. King and Willie Nelson are among the artists who will team with Ray Charles for his up ...

  24. Smithsonian Label To Sell Folk Catalog As Downloads

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nonprofit label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is making its entire collection of 33,000 folk and world music songs available as downloads for 99 cents apiece. Nonprofit label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is making its entire collection of 33, ...

  25. Wilson Tops Handy Noms

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singer and harmonica virtuoso Kim Wilson leads the field of nominees for the 2004 W.C. Handy Awards, presented by the non-profit Blues Foundation in recognition of the year's best work in the blues fi Singer and harmonica virtuoso Kim Wilson ...

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