1. Mahalia Jackson

    Mahalia Jackson

    2 Albums, 1 Songs

    • Sweet Little Jesus Boy
    • Classic American Voices
  2. Grammy Hall of Fame Adds Tina Turner, Paul Simon Hits

    November 21, 2011 3:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Three of the biggest musical moments of the 1980s, Bruce Springsteen's album "Born in the U.S.A.," Paul Simon's "Graceland" and Tina Turner's single "What's Love Got to Do With It," are among the 25 ...

  3. Ledisi Was 'Afraid of Headlining' Before 2011 Tour

    November 16, 2011 5:45 PM EST 0 0 0 As she comes to the end of her first headlining tour -- supporting her sixth album, "Pieces of Me" -- Ledisi reveals that she actually had to be talked into taking the plunge to top the bill. "I've been waiting to do something li ...

  4. Jessy Dixon, Gospel Star & Pop Collaborator, Dies at 73

    September 26, 2011 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jessy Dixon, a singer and songwriter who introduced his energetic style of gospel music to wider audiences by serving as pop singer Paul Simon's opening act, died Monday. He was 73. Miriam Dixon said her brother died Monday morning at his Chica ...

  5. 13 Cool Music Docs For 2011

    June 09, 2011 1:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Beyond the world of biopics is the land of music-centric documentaries, many of which are limited to film festival play before a DVD release. Several musical documentaries have already screened in theaters with more to come this summer. Here's ...

  6. Fantasia To Star in Mahalia Jackson Biopic

    February 09, 2011 9:40 AM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" alum and erstwhile VH1 reality-show star Fantasia Barrino has added another line to her resume today. The season three winner is slated to appear in a feature-film adaptation of the 1993 book "Got to Tell It: Mahalia J ...

  7. Tom Jones Goes Gospel For New Album

    July 09, 2010 12:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 A French expression best describes the latest news from a Welsh phenomenon- Tom Jones has gone au naturel, and not just by finally letting his grey hair show. Just weeks after his 70th birthday, the legendary singer adds another page to his résumé w ...

  8. Pearl Jam, MMJ, Aretha Head To 2010 New Orleans Jazz Fest

    December 15, 2009 8:32 AM EST 0 0 0 P earl Jam , Aretha Franklin and, making its first appearance since February 2009, My Morning Jacket , are among the acts set for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, to take place the weekends of April 23-25 and April 29-30/May 1-2 at Fair G ...

  9. After Four Decades, Jazz Fest Grows But Honors Roots

    April 23, 2009 3:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Only about 350 people attended the first New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 1970, and that number included gospel singer Mahalia Jackson and the other 100 or so local musicians who performed. Four decades later, Jazz Fest draws hundreds of th ...

  10. This Day in Music

    January 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Following a suicide attempt, Capitol Records artist Houston gouges out one of his eyes. The singer first attempts to jump out of a London hotel window. Prevented from doing so by his security s 2005 - Following a suicide attempt, Capitol Reco ...

  11. Entertainment Legend Merv Griffin Dies At 82

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Merv Griffin, the mogul who hosted an eponymous talk show for more than 20 years, created the globally popular game shows "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune" and oversaw a diversified empire via the Gr Merv Griffin, the mogul who ...

  12. This Day in Music

    January 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Following a suicide attempt, Capitol Records artist Houston gouges out one of his eyes. The singer first attempts to jump out of a London hotel window. Prevented from doing so by his security s 2005 - Following a suicide attempt, Capitol Reco ...

  13. Vintage Harlem Festival Footage Comes To Light

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After more than 35 years, pristine footage of a seemingly forgotten major music event is finally coming to light. After more than 35 years, pristine footage of a seemingly forgotten major music event is finally coming to light. Shot by noted televis ...

  14. This Day in Music

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Beijing songstress Faye Wong and Hong Kong Canto-pop star Andy Lau share the Century Award for best artist at the Channel V Chinese Music Awards, held at the mainland capital's Internati 2005 - Following a suicide atte ...

  15. CD Compiles Clinton's Favorite Tunes

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fans of former President Bill Clinton will soon be able to enjoy some of his favorite recordings in the comfort of their own home. Fans of former President Bill Clinton will soon be able to enjoy some of his favorite recordings in the comfort of the ...

  16. 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The complete list of 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards winners, handed out April 13 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Below is the complete list of 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards winners, handed out April 1 ...

  17. This Day in Music

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Keyboardist Pete Bardens, a key figure in English blues-rock and progressive rock, dies of lung cancer at his home in Malibu, Calif. He is 57. 2002 - Keyboardist Pete Bardens, a key figure in English blues-rock and progress ...

  18. Various Cash CD, Video Projects Due

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Purely coincidentally and unrelated to his death today (Sept. 12), several Johnny Cash audio and video projects will be released in the coming weeks. Purely coincidentally and unrelated to his death today (Sept. 12), several Johnny Cash audio and vi ...

  19. This Day in Music

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Keyboardist Pete Bardens, a key figure in English blues-rock and progressive rock, dies of lung cancer at his home in Malibu, Calif. He is 57. 2002 - Keyboardist Pete Bardens, a key figure in English blues-rock and progress ...

  20. Dylan, Hill, Gray, Krauss Get Their 'Ya-Yas' Out

    May 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 New songs by Bob Dylan and Lauryn Hill will be featured on the forthcoming T Bone Burnett-produced soundtrack to "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood." New songs by Bob Dylan and Lauryn Hill will be featured on the forthcoming T Bone Bu ...

  21. Tunes On TV

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Week of November 12 - November 18, 2001 Week of November 12 - November 18, 2001 NOVEMBER 12 What's My 20?, VH1 Featured Artists - Bon Jovi, Madonna, Milli Vanilli, Vanilla Ice Bravo Profiles, Bravo Featured Artists - George Jones, Tammy Wynette ...

  22. Columbia's 'America' Features Celine, Dylan

    October 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Columbia Records will on Oct. 16 release "God Bless America," a collection of spiritual, political, and patriotic songs to benefit the relief efforts in New York. The compilation will include Celine D Columbia Records will on Oct. 16 relea ...

  23. Presley Among Gospel Hall Honorees

    September 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Although he is best known as the king of rock'n'roll, Elvis Presley will be honored in the music genre he loved first and best -- gospel. The Gospel Music Association (GMA) will induct Presley into it Although he is best known as the king ...

  24. Sunday Morning Prayer Meeting With Mahalia Jackson

    July 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Gospel music begat soul music, and soul singing (albeit a debased form of it) informs many of the R&B-laced pop hits of today. Gospel music begat soul music, and soul singing (albeit a debased form of it) informs many of the R&B-laced pop hi ...