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Exploring the complicated racial legacy of country music reveals why the genre often goes from being a musical form to a vehicle for difficult conversations around race and identity.
Also discusses earning Ray Charles's respect and landing his 'badass' 'Spawn' reboot
With Blake, there is always a way to bring the masters to the table and here he takes tenor titan Ben Webster's "Did You
Chick Corea: What Child is This Billie Holiday: I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm Take Six: God Bless Ye Merry Gentlemen Dexter
A version of this post also appears on Gossip Central. Now in his twelfth year performing at the Café Carlyle, Steve Tyrell
Although I had no real interest in fishing or golf (my big sports interest was swimming), I was jealous that Steve, as the
Until the very night I met him, Sammy Davis Jr. was someone that I irreverently made fun of because, to me, he represented that 'show business song-and-dance man' which I thought had a lack of sincerity when I would see him perform on TV.
A nationally-televised presidential debate stage is, indeed, neither the time nor the place, one would think. This year, however, all the rules have been thrown out and we've got Donald Trump and Marco Rubio comparing relative penis sizes in their effort to become the so-called leader of the free world.
To extract a linear history of the Vagabond Hearts is nearly impossible, as evidenced in the above documented conversation. Not that it matters. As far as they recall, their first performance occurred at the home of May Pang -- the jam sessions held at her soirees are legendary.
Everybody knew "What'd I Say," an early crossover hit, a basic 12-bar riff that I practiced on my guitar since I was 13 years old, but this was a live album, "Ray Charles in Person," recorded in Atlanta in May 1959.
When I was growing up, my three best girlfriends were Diana, Mary, and Flo--and if you don't know whom I'm talking about, please stop reading now. Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, and Florence Ballard were the original Supremes, the dream girls of Motown.
That's what BB King's friends call him: B. And in one of those smack-me-is-this-real experiences over the course of 35 crazy years in the advertising business, I got to be friends with B. Ok, friends with business, to turn a phrase.
Stevie Wonder never considered his blindness a "disadvantage," and he's proved his point for more than 50 years. But for
Andrew Young wants you not to worry. Despite humankind's failure to solve the problems of poverty, racism and inequality, and the smaller issues that cause us to despair, Young tells his listeners that a benevolent creator has everything under control.
"Jessie J is such a powerhouse as a performer," says Smokey. "She gave an amazing take on 'Cruisin' for Smokey & Friends, and it was an absolute pleasure to have her join me on stage to perform it live in Edinburgh.
Quincy Jones is to music what Steven Spielberg is to film. In a career that has spanned over 60 years, Jones has been a musician, composer, producer, mentor, philanthropist and guiding force that has helped shape the music business, popular culture, and much of society's manners, mores and events.
My father, the songwriter Carl Sigman, was a rational man and his anti-rock screeds had their own internal logic: "It's noise," therefore "it's not music." Ipso facto, "they should call it something else." QED.