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  1. The Late, Great Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland Talks His First Hit, His Legacy, Chauffeuring B.B. King In One of His Last Interviews

    June 24, 2013 1:31 PM EDT The sad news of Bobby “Blue” Bland’s passing on Jun. 23 deprives us of a true sovereign, whose distinctive voice mixed honey and gravel, and who could spin a web of romantic passion and pain inside three minutes. In September 2010, I made a wo ...

  2. Wardell Quezergue, 'Creole Beethoven' Composer, Arranger Dead at 81

    September 08, 2011 7:45 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Composer, arranger, bandleader, producer and teacher Wardell Quezergue (kuh-ZEHR), who arranged "Chapel of Love" for the Dixie Cups and was dubbed the "Creole Beethoven" by Allen Toussaint, has died. He was 8 ...

  3. Songwriter Davis Dead At 60

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Paul Davis, a singer and songwriter whose soft rock hit "I Go Crazy" stayed at the top of the charts for weeks after its release in 1977, has died at a Mississippi hospital. Davis died Tuesday at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, the ...

  4. Malaco and Select-O-Hits Buy AIR Gospel

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT AIR CEO Alan Freeman will continue as a consultant. Malaco Music Group and Select-O-Hits have purchased Atlanta International Records (AIR Gospel) for an undisclosed price. One of the gospel music community’s best-known independents, the 25-year-o ...

  5. Muscle Shoals Studios Closes

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Historic facility has hosted Stones, Aretha, Dylan. Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Sheffield, Ala. -- where the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Seger and others recorded classic songs -- has closed. T ...