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  • Steve Cropper Interview: Jimi Hendrix, John Belushi, and Celebrity Cowbell

    07/31/2021 9:23:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Louder ^ | May 31, 2021 | Rob Hughes
    If you’ve ever heard anything on the Stax Records label, then you’ve probably heard Steve Cropper's masterful guitar playing. He might well have written and produced it too The guitarist with Booker T. & The M.G.’s, Stax Records’ house band, Steve Cropper backed scores of soul greats during the 60s as well as being a go-to producer. He’s also a songwriter whose compositions include classics such as Wilson Pickett’s In The Midnight Hour, Eddie Floyd’s Knock On Wood and Otis Redding’s (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay. He has also done studio work with John Lennon, Rod Stewart, Roy...

    04/23/2021 6:42:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    UltimateClassicRock ^ | April 20, 2021 | Michael Gallucci
    There was a time, pre-Beatles if you want something more specific, when singles ruled pop music. But around the mid '60s things started turning toward album-length statements by artists. Of course, you could make a strong argument that Frank Sinatra was doing this during the latter half of the '50s, and you wouldn't be wrong. But generally the mass exodus toward albums didn't start until around Rubber Soul. Still, not all genres made the move. R&B and soul music, for one, was still pretty much a singles game as the '60s turned into the '70s. But then, right at the...
  • ‘O-o-h Child’ Singer James Burke, of the Five Stairsteps, Dies at 70

    02/24/2021 3:15:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Variety ^ | Feb 23, 2021 | Chris Willman
    James Burke, whose shared lead vocals helped make “O-o-h Child” into a smash for his group the Five Stairsteps in 1970, has died at age 70. Word of Burke’s death first began to circulate on Saturday and was confirmed to Rolling Stone on Tuesday by brother and bandmate Dennis Burke, who said the cause of death was pneumonia. The Five Stairsteps are often thought of as a one-hit-wonder band because of the outsize popularity of “O-o-h Child,” which continues to rack up cover versions today, including one that was released just last month by KISS member Paul Stanley. But the...
  • 'Me and Mrs. Jones' singer Billy Paul dead at age 80

    04/24/2016 6:49:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 24, 2016 9:32 PM EDT
    Billy Paul, the soul singer best known for the No. 1 hit ballad “Me and Mrs. Jones,” has died. Paul’s co-manager, Beverly Gay, told The Associated Press that Paul died Sunday at his home in Blackwood, New Jersey. Gay says Paul was 80 and had been diagnosed recently with pancreatic cancer. …
  • Obama cries as Aretha Franklin proves why she's the queen of soul

    12/30/2015 10:46:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    (UK) Guardian ^ | December 30, 2015 | Simon Hattenstone
    Singing (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Franklin brought a tear to the president's eye and sent Carole King, the song's composer, into meltdown [Snip] President Obama is wiping away tears before Aretha's even done with the first verse.
  • James Brown’s Birthday Special: Top 5 Songs of the Godfather of Soul Music!

    05/03/2014 5:48:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies ^ | May 03, 2014 | Krishna Makwana
    James Brown has been accredited for being one of the founding fathers of the funk music. Born on May 3, 1933, in Barnwell, South Carolina, Brown first stepped into music by performing in talent shows as a young kid. His first appearance was at Augusta’s Lenox Theater in 1944. After that, he continued to perform and record for the duration of his life until his death in 2006 from congestive heart failure and pneumonia. Here is a list of the top 5 songs made by the great artist, James Brown:- I Got You (I Feel Good) This song was recorded...
  • James Brown donates tickets to military

    03/30/2003 1:17:23 AM PST · by InHisImage · 39 replies · 302+ views
    AP ^ | 3/29/03
    HOUSTON (AP) - Soul superstar James Brown donated 400 tickets to military personnel for his concert in Houston. Brown, 69, said the free tickets for Saturday night's concert were intended to give a boost to military workers as the U.S.-led war with Iraq continues. "I grew up as a poor boy and was able to rise up and be an entertainer and help others," Brown said through a spokeswoman Friday. "I wanted to do what I could do to help our nation in this time of need." Backed by the Soul Generals, Brown launched his current tour Dec. 27, marking...