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Tony Bennett has basically retired at age 95. LOL. First of all, how many people live to be 95? Then, how many performed at...
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I have a lot of misgivings about the overall movie, "Respect." But watch Jennifer Hudson perform the famous song on Colbert last night. This...
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Tom Dowd was one of Aretha Franklin's three main producers/arrangers at Atlantic Records. But like the great Arif Mardin, he is also entirely scrubbed...
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The best indie record company is right here in New York, thriving after 35 years. Next Friday brothers David and Norman Chesky will celebrate...
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Here's what we call marketing: Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas won't just be performing their 2000 hit,...
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One of the biggest mistakes in the forthcoming Aretha Franklin biopic, "Respect," is the cutting of her most famous back up singer. Cissy Houston, leader...
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Half of the 16 songs on Fleetwood Mac's Greatest Hits are written by Christine McVie. They include "Over My Head," “Don’t Stop,” “You Make...
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Some people are getting twitchy waiting for the release of Kanye West's still MIA "Donda" album. Jack Dorsey, who owns Twitter and the streaming service,...
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I can't say whether or not Aretha Franklin really handpicked Jennifer Hudson to play her in her biopic, but she certainly was persuaded to...
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  There will be no New Orleans Jazz festival this October. It's been cancelled because of the rise of COVID in Louisiana. This is the...