1. SXSW 2016: 'Sidemen' Documentary Explores the Lives of Backing Bluesmen

    March 21, 2016 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 "The blues had a baby and they named it rock n' roll," Muddy Waters once sang, both boasting his influence and blessing his musical offspring. And without a doubt he was right; the British Invasion that swept the music world in the 19 ...

  2. Pinetop Perkins

    Pinetop Perkins

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  3. Six Questions with Chuck Leavell

    June 07, 2012 4:10 PM EDT 0 0 Anyone who doesn't recognize Chuck Leavell's name hasn't read many rock album credits closely. The Georgia keyboardist has backed Dr. John, served as a member of the Allman Brothers Band, co-founded the jazz-rock combo "Sea Level&q ...

  4. Appreciation: The Miracle of Levon Helm

    April 20, 2012 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Some concerts stick with you when you wonder if it's the last time you'll ever see a particular performer. Levon Helm was a mystery that way. He took his place behind the drums positioned downstage at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles on Au ...

  5. Dave Grohl Clarifies Grammy Speech: 'I Love ALL Kinds of Music'

    February 17, 2012 2:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Dave Grohl managed to ruffle a lot of feathers - though not everyone's - with his acceptance speech for the Foo Fighters ' Best Rock Performance Grammy for "Walk," during which he seemingly lampooned the electronic music craze th ...

  6. Dave Grohl Clarifies Grammy Speech: 'I Love ALL Kinds of Music'

    February 17, 2012 1:20 PM EST Ed. Note: Dave Grohl managed to ruffle a lot of feathers - though not everyone's - with his acceptance speech for the Foo Fighters' Best Rock Performance Grammy for "Walk," during which he seemingly lampooned the electronic mus ...

  7. In Memoriam

    December 08, 2011 7:40 AM EST Joe Arroyo (b. 1955) Salsa star/composer Discovered by Fruko y Sus Tesos leader Julio Ernesto Estrada and known for his high tenor and hit songs "La Noche" and "Rebelión," Joe Arroyo rose to prominence in the '70s to becom ...

  8. Pinetop Perkins, Oldest Grammy Winner, Dead at 97

    March 22, 2011 3:33 AM EDT Pinetop Perkins , one of the last old-school bluesmen who played with Muddy Waters and became the oldest Grammy winner this year, died Monday at his home of cardiac arrest. He was 97. Perkins was having chest pains when he went to take a nap and p ...

  9. Pinetop Perkins, Legendary Bluesman, Dies At 97

    March 21, 2011 9:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 P inetop Perkins , one of the last old-school bluesmen who played with Muddy Waters and became the oldest Grammy winner this year, died Monday at his home of cardiac arrest. He was 97. Perkins was having chest pains when he went to take a nap and pa ...

  10. BIG MOMENTS AT GRAMMY PRESHOW

    March 02, 2011 1:00 PM EST 0 0 Jazz, Gospel, American Roots -- Pinetop Perkins Is 'New' Oldest Honoree Emotional moments weren't the sole province of the nationally televised portion of the Grammy Awards. The preshow also claimed its fair share of highlights in the j ...

  11. INgrooves Signs Telarc, Heads Up

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Digital distributor INgrooves announced a deal with labels Telarc and Heads Up International, divisions of Concord Music Group, for territories worldwide excluding the United States and Canada. The Telarc and Heads Up catalogs include jazz artists ...

  12. Staples, King Lead Handy Awards Winners

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite led the field with three trophies each at the 26th W.C. Handy Awards, held last night (May 5) in Memphis. Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite led the field with three trophies each at the 26th W.C. Handy Award ...

  13. Recording Academy Names 2005 Lifetime Honorees

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Legendary rock group Led Zeppelin, jazz great Art Blakey and pioneering country music act the Carter Family are among the artists who will receive the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement award. T Legendary rock group Led Zeppelin, jazz gre ...

  14. Grammy Honors For Eddy Arnold, Led Zep, More

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Recording artists Eddy Arnold, Art Blakey, the original members of the Carter Family, Morton Gould, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jelly Roll Morton, Pinetop Perkins, and the Staple Sing Recording artists Eddy Arnold, Art Blakey, the ...

  15. Holmes Bros. Top Blues Awards Nominees

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The soulful New York-bred trio the Holmes Brothers lead the nominees for the 2005 W.C. Handy Blues Awards, presented annually by the nonprofit Memphis-based Blues Foundation. The soulful New York-bred trio the Holmes Brothers lead the nominees for t ...

  16. Ladies Man

    August 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Blues pianist/vocalist Pinetop Perkins is 91 years old and still hammering the ivories. Blues pianist/vocalist Pinetop Perkins is 91 years old and still hammering the ivories. That's beyond amazing, but then, Perkins' life in the blues has ...

  17. All-Star Blues Jam

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Muddy Waters Band vet Bob Margolin learned the Chicago blues from the master. Muddy Waters Band vet Bob Margolin learned the Chicago blues from the master. In the 20 years since Waters' passing, Margolin has done his bit to keep the art form al ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Deluxe Edition

    February 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 When Koko Taylor gets into her groove with "I'm a Woman" and lays it down: "I'm a woman/I'm a love maker/I'm a woman/You know I'm an earth-shaker"—well, she's everything listeners want in a blu When ...

  22. Copeland, King Top Handy Blues Awards

    May 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Vocalist Shemekia Copeland and guitar legend B.B. King were the big winners at the Blues Foundation's 22nd annual W.C. Handy Awards, presented last night at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis. Copeland, d Vocalist Shemekia Copeland and guitar legen ...

  23. W.C. Handy Awards Line Up Top Blues Talent

    April 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Blues legends Taj Mahal, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, and Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown are confirmed to perform at the 22nd annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards ceremony. Hosted by Dr. John, the May 24 affair Blues legends Taj Mahal, Edd ...