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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | April 8, 1994
SOME CHANGEBoz Scaggs (Virgin 39489) Even though the music isn't as stylish or slick as it was when he recorded "Silk Degrees," the Boz Scaggs we hear on "Some Change" doesn't seem to have changed very much at all. His voice is just as tart and plaintive as it was 18 years ago, peaking in a tremulous falsetto and flavored with a slight Texas twang. Even better, he gets the most out of it in the 10 songs here, evoking heartache and loneliness with the tender strains of "Lost It," soulful intensity with "Sierra," and casual confidence with the laid-back drawl of "I'll Be the One."
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By RASHOD D. OLLISON and RASHOD D. OLLISON,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | April 30, 2006
NEW YORK -- Is that Roy Hargrove over there? Standing outside the Jazz Gallery on a breezy, sun-drenched afternoon in Lower Manhattan, the guy sure looks like him from several yards away. But Roy Hargrove is taller -- or so it seems in promotional shots. Outfitted in roomy jeans, a pin-striped navy blue blazer, a Burberry skull cap and aviator shades, the slight, compact man lights a cigarette and drags on it quickly as the reporter approaches the building. "Roy?" The jazz trumpeter extends his hand; the cigarette dangles from his lips.
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By Rashod D. Ollison | June 12, 2003
IT SEEMS, at a certain point, the thing to do. xxLinda Ronstadt did it back in the '80s. Throughout the '90s, Natalie Cole did it. Although he should have stayed far away from it, Rod Stewart just couldn't resist. And Aaron Neville will do it later this summer. After years of pushing their voices over wailing guitars, funk-seasoned grooves or overblown pop arrangements, some music vets feel the need to "get deep" and interpret the American Songbook once the hits dry up. Some folks pull it off (Linda and Natalie did at first, but both singers eventually drove the formula into the dust)
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By Rashod D. Ollison | June 12, 2003
IT SEEMS, at a certain point, the thing to do. xxLinda Ronstadt did it back in the '80s. Throughout the '90s, Natalie Cole did it. Although he should have stayed far away from it, Rod Stewart just couldn't resist. And Aaron Neville will do it later this summer. After years of pushing their voices over wailing guitars, funk-seasoned grooves or overblown pop arrangements, some music vets feel the need to "get deep" and interpret the American Songbook once the hits dry up. Some folks pull it off (Linda and Natalie did at first, but both singers eventually drove the formula into the dust)
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By J.D. Considine | May 8, 1997
Boz ScaggsCome On Home (Virgin 42984)Before he found commercial success singing slick, blue-eyed soul in the late '70s, Boz Scaggs was weaned on the R&B of the '50s. So it should come as no surprise that he's so at home with the gritty, guitar-based blues proffered on "Come On Home." Scaggs, after all, is no stranger to such oldies as Ketty Lester's "Love Letters" or Mabel John's "Your Good Thing (Is About to End)." It's when he makes lesser-known tunes, like Bobby Bland's "Don't Cry No More" or originals, like "Picture of a Broken Heart," seem just as familiar that this album begins to seem exceptional.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | April 17, 1992
It may say "Summer, 1992" at the top, but looking at the artists included in the subscription line-up announced by the Merriweather Post Pavilion yesterday, it's hard not to wonder if they really meant "Summer, 1972."Starting with a season-opening show by Lynyrd Skynyrd on May 21, the Pavilion will feature performances by such '70s superstars as Jimmy Buffett (May 22-23), Ringo Starr (June 17), Chicago & the Moody Blues (sharing a bill June 19-20), James Taylor (Aug. 15), John Denver (Aug.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | April 17, 1992
It may say "Summer, 1992" at the top, but looking at the artists included in the subscription lineup announced by the Merriweather Post Pavilion yesterday, it's hard not to wonder if they really meant "Summer, 1972."Starting with a season-opening show by Lynyrd Skynyrd on May 21, the Pavilion will feature performances by such '70s superstars as Jimmy Buffett (May 22-23), Ringo Starr (June 17), Chicago & the Moody Blues (sharing a bill June 19-20), James Taylor (Aug. 15), John Denver (Aug.
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By RASHOD D. OLLISON and RASHOD D. OLLISON,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | April 30, 2006
NEW YORK -- Is that Roy Hargrove over there? Standing outside the Jazz Gallery on a breezy, sun-drenched afternoon in Lower Manhattan, the guy sure looks like him from several yards away. But Roy Hargrove is taller -- or so it seems in promotional shots. Outfitted in roomy jeans, a pin-striped navy blue blazer, a Burberry skull cap and aviator shades, the slight, compact man lights a cigarette and drags on it quickly as the reporter approaches the building. "Roy?" The jazz trumpeter extends his hand; the cigarette dangles from his lips.
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July 24, 2008
Just announced Hanson: Rams Head Live on Oct. 15. 410-244-1131 or ramsheadlive.com. The Who: Verizon Center in Washington on Nov. 3. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Enrique Iglesias: Patriot Center, George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., on Oct. 3. Also, Luis Miguel is there on Oct. 26. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Take 6: Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis on Oct. 5. 410-268-4545 or ramsheadtavern.com. Alanis Morissette: DAR Constitution Hall in Washington on Sept. 22. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.
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April 6, 2009
BUD SHANK, 82 Purveyor of "cool jazz" Bud Shank, 82, who brought Brazilian music to U.S. audiences, helped define "cool jazz" in the 1950s and played the dreamlike flute solo on the Mamas and the Papas' 1965 hit "California Dreamin'," died Thursday at his home in Tucson. He had a lung ailment. Mr. Shank's 60-year career took him from the big bands of the 1940s to the Hollywood studios and to renewed respect as an innovator late in life. Along with Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan and Dave Brubeck, Mr. Shank was one of the prime creators of the West Coast school of cool, a style of jazz seen as the relaxed, melodic counterpart of California life in the 1950s.
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By J.D. Considine | May 8, 1997
Boz ScaggsCome On Home (Virgin 42984)Before he found commercial success singing slick, blue-eyed soul in the late '70s, Boz Scaggs was weaned on the R&B of the '50s. So it should come as no surprise that he's so at home with the gritty, guitar-based blues proffered on "Come On Home." Scaggs, after all, is no stranger to such oldies as Ketty Lester's "Love Letters" or Mabel John's "Your Good Thing (Is About to End)." It's when he makes lesser-known tunes, like Bobby Bland's "Don't Cry No More" or originals, like "Picture of a Broken Heart," seem just as familiar that this album begins to seem exceptional.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | April 8, 1994
SOME CHANGEBoz Scaggs (Virgin 39489) Even though the music isn't as stylish or slick as it was when he recorded "Silk Degrees," the Boz Scaggs we hear on "Some Change" doesn't seem to have changed very much at all. His voice is just as tart and plaintive as it was 18 years ago, peaking in a tremulous falsetto and flavored with a slight Texas twang. Even better, he gets the most out of it in the 10 songs here, evoking heartache and loneliness with the tender strains of "Lost It," soulful intensity with "Sierra," and casual confidence with the laid-back drawl of "I'll Be the One."
FEATURES
By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | April 17, 1992
It may say "Summer, 1992" at the top, but looking at the artists included in the subscription lineup announced by the Merriweather Post Pavilion yesterday, it's hard not to wonder if they really meant "Summer, 1972."Starting with a season-opening show by Lynyrd Skynyrd on May 21, the Pavilion will feature performances by such '70s superstars as Jimmy Buffett (May 22-23), Ringo Starr (June 17), Chicago & the Moody Blues (sharing a bill June 19-20), James Taylor (Aug. 15), John Denver (Aug.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | April 17, 1992
It may say "Summer, 1992" at the top, but looking at the artists included in the subscription line-up announced by the Merriweather Post Pavilion yesterday, it's hard not to wonder if they really meant "Summer, 1972."Starting with a season-opening show by Lynyrd Skynyrd on May 21, the Pavilion will feature performances by such '70s superstars as Jimmy Buffett (May 22-23), Ringo Starr (June 17), Chicago & the Moody Blues (sharing a bill June 19-20), James Taylor (Aug. 15), John Denver (Aug.
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By Jonathan Pitts and Jonathan Pitts,Sun reporter | July 22, 2007
DONNA JEAN & THE TRICKSTERS / / (With opening act 39 Cents a Gallon) 7 p.m. tomorrow, 8x10, 10 East Cross St., Federal Hill. $15-$17. 410-625-2000, ticketmaster.com or the8x10.com Donna Jean Godchaux-Mackay Born: Aug. 22, 1947, Sheffield, Ala. Home: Florence, Ala. Career: Recorded background vocals with Elvis Presley, Percy Sledge, Cher, Boz Scaggs, Otis Redding and Dionne Warwick Former bands: The Grateful Dead (1971-79), the Keith and Donna Band (1975), the Ghosts (1979-80), the Heart of Gold Band (1980s-1990s)
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June 27, 2005
In the News `Idol' Underwood debuts on four charts at No. 1 American Idol winner Carrie Underwood's first single sold 170,000 copies in its first week, making it the best-selling song so far this year, according to her publicist. "Inside Your Heaven" debuted at No. 1 on four charts by Billboard magazine - the Billboard Hot 100, the Pop 100, singles sales and country singles sales. The 22-year-old Underwood made Billboard history as the first country artist to debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100. It's the first time a country song has hit No. 1 since Lonestar's "Amazed" in 2000.
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