1. Historic KWEM Station Returns Online

    May 27, 2014 3:59 AM EDT Decades ago, unknown blues musicians paid $15 to appear on an east Arkansas radio station, hoping a few minutes of exposure would help them become the legends they now are: B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson and Ike Turner. KWEM-AM ...

  2. Third Man Records Announces Sun Records Partnership, Reissuing Johnny Cash, Rufus Thomas, Prisonaires

    May 14, 2013 4:32 PM EDT Third Man Records, the Nashville-based label and vinyl manufactory founded by Jack White, announced today a partnership with another Nashville-based label, Sun Records, in order to reissue the iconic label's vast catalog of classic, influen ...

  3. Rufus Thomas

    Rufus Thomas

    2 Albums, 3 Songs

  4. Mel Stuart, Directed 'Wattstax,' 'Willy Wonka', Dead at 83

    August 10, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Mel Stuart, who documented in soulful style the legendary Wattstax music festival and brought to life Roald Dahl's musical fantasy "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," died Thursday night of cancer at his home in Los Angeles. ...

  5. Mel Stuart, 'Willy Wonka' & 'Wattstax' Director, Dies at 83

    August 10, 2012 2:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mel Stuart, who documented in soulful style the legendary Wattstax music festival and brought to life Roald Dahl's musical fantasy "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," died Thursday night of cancer at his home in Los Angeles. He ...

  6. Donald 'Duck' Dunn of Booker T. and the MGs Dead at 70

    May 13, 2012 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rock Hall of Fame Bassist Died in His Sleep While on Tour in Japan, Bandmate Steve Cropper Says Bass player and songwriter Donald "Duck" Dunn, a member of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame band Booker T. and the MGs and the Blues Br ...

  7. Soul-Funk Guitarist and 'Shaft' Wah-Wah Creator Charles 'Skip' Pitts Dies

    May 01, 2012 6:30 PM EDT R&B, soul and funk guitar architect and Bo-Keys member Charles "Skip" Pitts-whose signature riffs are forever immortalized in the Isley Brothers' "It's Your Thing" and the wah-wah on Isaac Hayes' "Theme ...

  8. March 26, 2009

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Guitarist Clint Lowery returns to Sevendust to replace Sonny Mayo. 2006 – Swell Maps front man Nikki Sudden dies after a show in New York. He is 49. The cause of death is an enlarged heart. 2005 – Paul Newell Hester of Crowded House commits s ...

  9. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Phish frontman Trey Anastasio is arrested early in the morning in upstate New York for driving while under the influence of drugs and with a suspended license. 2006 - Phish frontman Trey Anastasio is arrested early in the morning in upstate N ...

  10. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Phish frontman Trey Anastasio is arrested early in the morning in upstate New York for driving while under the influence of drugs and with a suspended license. 2006 - Phish frontman Trey Anastasio is arrested early in the morning in upstate N ...

  11. Chart Beat Chat

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Carrie Underwood, DeFranco Family hits, Fergie and more! LIVING IN CARRIE'S NATION Mr. Fred Bronson, In your Chart Beat column of July 5, 2007, Carrie Underwood was featured for having the longest-running title (&qu ...

  12. Music On TV: July 30 - August 5

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for July 30 - August 5, 2007. MONDAY, July 30 "The Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Korn. "Extra Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Korn. "The Daily Habit," FUEL Featured Artist(s): The Rentals. " ...

  13. Top Stars Pay 'Respect' To Stax On PBS

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Isaac Hayes, Bono, Booker T. & the MGs and Jesse Jackson are among the names weighing in on the legacy of Stax Records in an upcoming documentary. Isaac Hayes, Bono, Booker T. & the MGs and Jesse Jackson are among the names weighing in on th ...

  14. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Country singer Bryan White and Grand Ole Opry member Bill Anderson visit Hospital Hospitality House in Nashville to raise awareness and support for the facility. HHH provides lodging for 2005 - Despite not having heard a hu ...

  15. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Garth Brooks says on TNN's "Crook & Chase" show that he plans to keep an "extremely low" profile in 2000 and then will "probably" announce his retirement at the end of the year, hint 2 ...

  16. Rounder, Sun Expose Archives Digitally

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The digital world has added many new wrinkles to the music landscape, the latest being the immediate availability of sought-after vintage and long out-of-print works. The digital world has added many new wrinkles to the music landscape, the latest b ...

  17. Thomas Saluted With Album, Tribute Concert

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The final studio sessions from legendary R&B artist Rufus Thomas, who died in 2001, will see the light of day this spring. The final studio sessions from legendary R&B artist Rufus Thomas, who died in 2001, will see the light of day this spr ...

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses chart records, parent/child chart entries and signature song hits with readers. STEP BACK IN TIME Dear Fred, You knew this was coming. Any time you mention a record for the rock era or the Hot 100, you know I will research the ...

  19. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>R&B entertainer Rufus Thomas dies in a Memphis hospital after a short illness. He is 84. 2001 - R&B entertainer Rufus Thomas dies in a Memphis hospital after a short illness. He is 84. 1999 - Country singer Bryan Wh ...

  20. Legendary Producer Sam Phillips Dies

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, who decided that a then-unknown Elvis Presley deserved a recording contract when he heard him sing songs for his mother, has died. Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, who decided that a then-unknown Elvis Presley dese ...

  21. Stax Museum Opening To Feature Star Performances

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Memphis will bear witness to performances by some of soul music's all-time greats at the grand opening of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, set for April 29-May 1. The celebration will include c Memphis will bear witness to performances b ...

  22. Soul 'Survives' On Documentary Soundtrack

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Koch Entertainment will on May 6 release the soundtrack to "Only the Strong Survive," a "musical celebration of soul" from documentary filmmakers DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus. The 13-track collecti Koch Entertainment will on M ...

  23. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>R&B entertainer Rufus Thomas dies in a Memphis hospital after a short illness. He is 84. 2001 - R&B entertainer Rufus Thomas dies in a Memphis hospital after a short illness. He is 84. 1999 - Country singer Bryan Wh ...

  24. Sun Keeps 'Rockin' On Home Video

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The documentary "Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records" will be released Oct. 1 on DVD/VHS via Image Entertainment. The documentary "Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records" will be released Oct. 1 on ...

  25. Rufus Thomas Laid To Rest In Memphis

    December 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rhythm & blues pioneer Rufus Thomas made his last trip to Memphis' Beale Street yesterday (Dec. 20) with a brass band playing "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" marching in front of his hearse. Thomas Rhythm & blues pioneer Rufus ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...