1. Gail Mitchell's R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Stax, ABC Team for 'Scandal' Soundtrack; 'Soul Train' gets Book Treatment by Questlove, and More

    August 15, 2013 4:58 PM EDT -- ABC’s hit television series “Scandal” is getting the soundtrack treatment. ABC Studios and Concord Music Group’s Stax Records are teaming up to release "Songs From Scandal: Music for Gladiators" (Sept. 3). The 12-track set showcases ...

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  3. Motown, Funk Brothers Bassist Bob Babbitt Dead at 74

    July 16, 2012 4:34 PM EDT Prominent Motown studio musician and Funk Brothers member Bob Babbitt, whose bass playing pounded through the Temptations hit "Ball of Confusion" and Marvin Gaye's "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)," has died. He was 74. Babbi ...

  4. Dennis Coffey Taps Mayer Hawthorne, Paolo Nutini for Solo Album

    April 30, 2011 8:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 D ennis Coffey , the man who brought wah-wah to Motown (on the Temptations ' "Cloud Nine") and has a Hall of Fame-caliber sessions resume, brings his own music to the fore again this week with the help of some famous friends. Paolo Nu ...

  5. Chart Beat Wednesday: Britney By The Numbers

    October 14, 2009 5:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 '3' IS THE NEW 1: As previously reported , Britney Spears ' "3" rockets onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1. The song's arrival at the summit marks just the 15th song in the Hot 100's history to open at No. 1: Sept ...

  6. Motown Collects Every No. 1 On Boxed Set

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Motown will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a mammoth boxed set, "Motown: The Complete No. 1's," due Dec. 9. Motown will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a mammoth boxed set, "Motown: The Complete No. 1's," due D ...

  7. Chart Beat

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action from Joan Baez, Cliff Richard, Pink and more! GOT A JOANS FOR YOU: It's been 29 years and two weeks since Joan Baez appeared on the Billboard album chart, but her long hiatus is over, thanks to the debut of "Day ...

  8. This Day in Music

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Lil' Jon is the big winner at the 2005 BMI Urban Awards, held at the Grand Ballroom of the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach. 2005 - Lil' Jon is the big winner at the 2005 BMI Urban Awards, held at the Grand Ballroom of the Fontai ...

  9. Crow Offering Free Album Download To Voters

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sheryl Crow is giving away free music -- a tactic she calls the "Tupperware" party approach to inspiring young people to vote. The singer announced a plan today (Aug. 21) to give a digital copy of her Sheryl Crow is giving away free music ...

  10. This Day in Music

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" makes history by becoming the U.K.'s first-ever No. 1 single to top the chart solely on download sales. 2006 - Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" makes history by becoming the U.K.'s firs ...

  11. Chart Beat

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Mariah Carey, Flo Rida's "Low," Keyshia Cole and more! STRAIT IN AT NO. 19: Even veteran artists can find new mountains to climb. George Strait's 108th chart entry on Hot Country Songs is the highest-debuting title ...

  12. Chart Beat

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Darlene Love, Colbie Caillat, Alicia Keys and more! LOVE FOR CHRISTMAS: While having dinner the night before Christmas at the Daily Grill in Los Angeles, I heard songs from Phil Spector's "A Christmas Gift for You," and ...

  13. This Day in Music

    August 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Lil' Jon is the big winner at the 2005 BMI Urban Awards, held at the Grand Ballroom of the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach. 2005 - Lil' Jon is the big winner at the 2005 BMI Urban Awards, held at the Grand Ballroom of the Fontai ...

  14. This Day in Music

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" makes history by becoming the U.K.'s first-ever No. 1 single to top the chart solely on download sales. 2006 - Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" makes history by becoming the U.K.'s firs ...

  15. This Day in Music

    August 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Pam Tillis joins the Grand Ole Opry. The former Country Music Association female vocalist of the year is inducted by Marty Stuart during the TNN-televised portion of the show. <br clear= 2005 - Lil' Jon is the big w ...

  16. Chart Beat

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rihanna's huge leap to No. 1 puts her name high on the Hot 100's big jump list, plus news about Nick Lachey, Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris. SAVE OUR SINGLES: If Rihanna was disappointed that her first Billboard Hot 100 single, "Pon ...

  17. This Day in Music

    April 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>When Trisha Yearwood makes a visit to Sesame Street, the Country Music Association female vocalist of the year gets to rub shoulders with a major childhood influence. "As a child," she e 2005 - With the votes in a ...

  18. Chart Beat Chat

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses song origins, Mariah Carey, U.S. geography, birthdates, Ed Cobb and Kristine W with readers. BET THE NANNY OF McPHEE WOULD HAVE KNOWN Dear Fred, I have noticed that the younger generation in the entertainment field has no knowledge of ...

  19. This Day in Music

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1997 - </b>"My Soul," Coolio's follow-up to 1995's multi-platinum "Gangsta's Paradise," is released on Tommy Boy.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Gov't ...

  20. This Day in Music

    April 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Soul singer Edwin Starr dies of a heart attack in Nottingham, England. He is 61. 2003 - Soul singer Edwin Starr dies of a heart attack in Nottingham, England. He is 61. 1999 - The European festival season kicks off with the ...

  21. Motown Classics Get Modern Updates

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The 15-track set will be augmented on the same day by "Motown Unmixed," featuring the original versions of the source material for the remix project. As first revealed here in January, a host of Motown classics have been remixed for the ap ...

  22. This Day in Music

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Gov't Mule bassist and former Allman Brothers Band member Douglas Allen Woody is found dead in a motel in the New York borough of Queens. He is 44. 2000 - Gov't Mule bassist and former Allman Brothers Band member ...

  23. Hot Product

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jools Holland Big And Small Former Squeeze keyboardist-turned-talk show host Jools Holland this week releases a second star-studded album of guests fronting his band. "Small World Big Band Volume Two: More Friends" (Rhino) features the tal ...

  24. Edwin Starr Dies In England

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Soul singer Edwin Starr died of an apparent heart attack yesterday (April 2) at his home near Nottingham, England, his manager, Lilian Kyle, confirmed. He was 61. Soul singer Edwin Starr died of an apparent heart attack yesterday (April 2) at his ho ...

  25. Holland Returns With More Big-Name Friends

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Former Squeeze keyboardist-turned-talk show host Jools Holland is prepping a second star-studded album of guests fronting his band. Due May 27 via Rhino, "Small World Big Band Volume Two: More Friends Former Squeeze keyboardist-turned-talk show ...

  26. This Day in Music

    August 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Gov't Mule bassist and former Allman Brothers Band member Douglas Allen Woody is found dead in a motel in the New York borough of Queens. He is 44. 2000 - Gov't Mule bassist and former Allman Brothers Band member ...

  27. Can You Dig It? The '70s Soul Experience

    October 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Platform shoes. Vietnam. Afros. Women's lib. Bell bottoms. Black Power. Roots. Lava lamps. Watergate. Soul Train. Platform shoes. Vietnam. Afros. Women's lib. Bell bottoms. Black Power. Roots. Lava lamps. Watergate. Soul Train. To truly fa ...

  28. Celebrities To Fete Jackson's Solo Years

    September 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's hard to find a celebrity who isn't planning to be at Michael Jackson's 30th anniversary concert tonight (Sept. 7) at New York's Madison Square Garden. The first of two heavily hyped concerts (the It's hard to find a cel ...

  29. Leiber And Stoller Honored In London

    June 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller are in London for a gala celebration of their careers at Hammersmith Apollo tonight (June 29) in aid of Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy. The duo's classic songs Songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller a ...

  30. Chart Beat Bonus

    June 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on 'N Sync and 3 Doors Down. IF THEY HAD ONLY CALLED IT 'PA': If 'N Sync can go all the way with their latest track, "Pop" (Jive), the group will join a very exclusive club: they'll be in a six-way tie for the ...

  31. U.K. Stars Tackle Tributes, Guest Appearances

    March 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Roger Daltrey of the Who, David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, and U.K. singles chart regulars Westlife and Gabrielle will take part in the June 29 gala tribute to songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, B Roger Daltrey of the Who, David Gilmour of Pink ...