1. Aretha Franklin 'Complete' Box Set Issued for 50th Anniversary

    January 19, 2011 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Amid reports from Aretha Franklin that her health is now "superb" following surgery last month, Columbia/Legacy has announced it will honor the 50th anniversary of the Queen of Soul's earlier pop recording career with the deluxe box s ...

  2. @SXSW: Has The Web Killed Music Criticism?

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Panel : “Online Tastemakers: Death or Rebirth of Music Curation?” Participants : Anya Grundmann (NPR Music), Chris MacDonald (IndieFeed), John Hammond (The MuseBox), Christopher Weingarten (Rolling Stone) Music critics’ inability to find a platfor ...

  3. May 30, 2009

    May 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Eminem’s second album, “The Marshall Mathers LP” becoming the fastest selling rap album ever, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, when it sells 1.76 million copies in its debut week. 2000 – Tex Beneke, who took over the Glenn Mil ...

  4. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon (page 2)

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Continued from page 1 ... What did it ...

  5. DARKER THAN THE DEEPEST SEA

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Meticulous portrait of the gentle English singer/songwriter whose posthumous impact on the music world continues to gather force. Meticulous portrait of the gentle English singer/songwriter whose posthumous impact on the music world continues to gat ...

  6. THE PRODUCER

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sympathetic, admiring biography of the talent scout and record producer who helped propel into popularity such legendary performers as Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. Sympathetic, admiring biography of the talent scout and record pr ...

  7. Rarities Unearthed For Leonard Cohen Reissues

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Several previously unreleased tracks have been unearthed for Columbia/Legacy's reissue series of Leonard Cohen's first three albums, due April 24. Several previously unreleased tracks have been unearthed for Columbia/Legacy's reissue ...

  8. In Your Arms Again

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Like the great bluesmen he learned from, John Hammond gets better and deeper with age. Like the great bluesmen he learned from, John Hammond gets better and deeper with age. On this slap-happy trio affair with Marty Mallou (bass) and Stephen Hodges ...

  9. 2003 W.C. Handy Blues Awards Winners

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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: Shemeki ...

  10. Ready for Love

    February 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The follow-up to the 2001 set Wicked Grin—John Hammond's acclaimed collection of Tom Waits songs, produced by Waits—sees the veteran blues singer/guitarist in his most eclectic setting y The follow-up to the 2001 set Wicked Grin—John Hammond� ...

  11. 07TunesOnTV

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related television listings for Feb. 10-16, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, FEB. 10 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Goo Goo Dolls (also scheduled: Brendan Fr ...

  12. 24th Annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards Nominees

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  13. Hammond Opts For One Of His Own On New Set

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After more than four decades interpreting the songs of others, renowned folk/blues artist John Hammond has written and recorded a song of his own. Due Feb. 11 via the Back Porch label, Hammond's "Read After more than four decades interpret ...

  14. Higher Ground

    September 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Thanks to the keen guidance of their longtime booking agent, Chris Goldsmith, this 60-year-old outfit recently embraced a more blues-infused sound that has rejuvenated the act while attracting a more Thanks to the keen guidance of their longtime boo ...

  15. Vanguard Digs Up 'Roots Of Blues'

    September 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Vanguard Records is surveying its vaults for a three-disc, 45-track collection dubbed "Vanguard: Roots of Blues." Due Tuesday (Sept. 17), the compilation taps the renowned label's recordings of the Ne Vanguard Records is surveying its ...

  16. Blind Boys Tread 'Higher Ground' On Tour

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The seemingly constantly touring Blind Boys Of Alabama have a set a fall trek with a number of high-profile dates, including a Sept. 19 performance at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, Calif., and The seemingly constantly touring Blind Boys Of A ...

  17. Billboard Bits: Vanguard Folk, Motorhead, Sense Field

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Vanguard Folk, Motorhead, Sense Field Heralded folk label Vanguard has assembled a three-disc compilation that traces the growth of the genre, from its roots in protest songs of the Depression and through the popular revival of folk, jug ban ...

  18. Buddy Guy Wins Three W.C. Handy Honors

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Buddy Guy was among the multiple winners at the W.C. Handy Awards, staged by the Blues Foundation last night (May 23) in Memphis, Billboard Bulletin reports. Guy won for contemporary male artist of th Buddy Guy was among the multiple winners at the ...

  19. Rochester Plans Jazz Fest

    March 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Rochester (N.Y.) International Jazz Festival (RIJF) has landed an impressive talent list that spans from Aretha Franklin and Sonny Rollins to John Hammond and Medeski Martin & Wood. The festiv The Rochester (N.Y.) International Jazz Festival ...

  20. Koko Taylor Hospitalized In Chicago

    January 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Blues singer Koko Taylor was reported in fair condition yesterday (Jan. 29) at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital two days after fainting at her South Side nightclub, Koko Taylor's Celebrity. Th Blues singer Koko Taylor was reported ...

  21. Waits Plans Pair Of Albums

    November 02, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Innovative troubadour Tom Waits will follow-up his acclaimed 1999 debut for Epitaph's Anti- imprint, "Mule Variations," with a pair of albums, "Alice" and "Red Drum." Due in spring 2002, the releases Innovative tro ...

  22. Ryan Adams Mines For 'Gold'

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It may come as a surprise even to most fans that Ryan Adams' brand of barroom rock and misty-eyed balladry owes as much to the less-hip corners of rock culture (such as Slayer) as it does to such icon Spend enough time with lauded singer/songwr ...

  23. Blind Boys Give Contemporary Voice To Old-Time Gospel

    April 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 British pop star Peter Gabriel is known more for championing a diverse array of African and Asian artists on his Real World label than for any enthusiasm for Americana. But when Gabriel heard the British pop star Peter Gabriel is known more for cham ...

  24. Blind Boys Give Contemporary Voice To Old-Time Gospel

    April 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 British pop star Peter Gabriel is known more for championing a diverse array of African and Asian artists on his Real World label than for any enthusiasm for Americana. But when Gabriel heard the new British pop star Peter Gabriel is known more for ...

  25. Atlanta's Music Midtown Fest Sports Impressive Talent

    March 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bob Dylan, Live, Little Feat, Run D.M.C., Lucinda Williams, the Black Crowes, Ben Harper, Cheap Trick, En Vogue, and the Wallflowers are among the dozens of widely varied acts playing this year's Musi Bob Dylan, Live, Little Feat, Run D.M.C., L ...

  26. John Hammond Sets 'Wicked' Tour

    February 16, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 John Hammond will on March 17 kick off a tour in support of "Wicked Grin," his forthcoming Pointblank/Virgin album. As previously reported, the album -- due March 13 -- was produced by Tom Waits, and John Hammond will on March 17 kick off ...

  27. Hammond Taps Waits To Create 'Wicked Grin'u

    January 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Prolific blues musician John Hammond is preparing to release his 28th solo album, and fifth for Pointblank/Virgin, "Wicked Grin." Due March 13, the album sports 11 tracks written or co-writt Prolific blues musician John Hammond is preparin ...