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By Boston Globe | January 21, 1998
There's none of the pomp and glitz that surrounded the tribute album to Princess Diana, but now Mother Teresa has her own musical memorial too.Titled "Mother, We'll Miss You," the album, released yesterday, stars Jose Feliciano and a cast of mostly unknown acts from the Christian community."
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2011
Here are your concert news for the week, including upcoming shows by Kid Rock, the Goo Goo Dolls, Drake, Ami Dang, Aimee Mann, and Lyle Lovett. Kid Rock, who played Jiffy Lube Live in August with Sheryl Crow, announced Monday he's going on a tour of mid-size clubs . Naturally, he's playing another Live Nation venue, the new Fillmore in Silver Spring. Kid Rock is on the road promoting "Born Free," which was released last year. The show at the Fillmore is November 20. The announcement did not include ticket price or on-sale date.
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By Craig Rosen and Craig Rosen,Billboard | August 14, 1994
With an extensive marketing plan and unlikely pairings of artists and source material, A&M Records will attempt to make "If I Were A Carpenter," its modern-rock homage to the brother-sister duo, stand out amid a flood of tribute albums.The album, due Sept. 13, features American Music Club, Babes In Toyland, Bettie Serveert, Cracker, the Cranberries, Sheryl Crow, new A&M act Dishwalla, 4 Non Blondes, Grant Lee Buffalo, Johnette Napolitano with Marc Moreland, Redd Kross, Shonen Knife, Sonic Youth and Matthew Sweet.
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By RASHOD D. OLLISON | June 7, 2007
Perhaps there's a dearth of great songs out there. Maybe artists just want to interpret the tunes they loved way back when. Whatever the reason, there has lately been a wave of tributes and tribute albums. In the past few weeks, we have seen the release of A Tribute to Joni Mitchell, a star-studded affair featuring the likes of Bjork, James Taylor and Prince interpreting the poetically complex songs of the singer-songwriter. There's also The Sandinista! Project, a song-for-song remake of the Clash's sprawling 1980 Sandinista!
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2011
Here are your concert news for the week, including upcoming shows by Kid Rock, the Goo Goo Dolls, Drake, Ami Dang, Aimee Mann, and Lyle Lovett. Kid Rock, who played Jiffy Lube Live in August with Sheryl Crow, announced Monday he's going on a tour of mid-size clubs . Naturally, he's playing another Live Nation venue, the new Fillmore in Silver Spring. Kid Rock is on the road promoting "Born Free," which was released last year. The show at the Fillmore is November 20. The announcement did not include ticket price or on-sale date.
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By RASHOD D. OLLISON | June 7, 2007
Perhaps there's a dearth of great songs out there. Maybe artists just want to interpret the tunes they loved way back when. Whatever the reason, there has lately been a wave of tributes and tribute albums. In the past few weeks, we have seen the release of A Tribute to Joni Mitchell, a star-studded affair featuring the likes of Bjork, James Taylor and Prince interpreting the poetically complex songs of the singer-songwriter. There's also The Sandinista! Project, a song-for-song remake of the Clash's sprawling 1980 Sandinista!
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | October 9, 1994
Just as imitation is supposed to be the sincerest form of flattery, cover versions are today's favorite way to pay tribute. And paying tribute is all the rage these days.Flip through the bins at your local music store, and you'll find literally dozens of tribute albums, offering homage to everyone from the Carpenters to Kraftwerk to Kiss. A few have even been best sellers, like the country-oriented "Common Thread: Songs of the Eagles," which was a fixture in the Top-20 earlier this year. And more are on the way, including albums devoted to the music of Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | October 16, 1994
Considering how highly the late Buddy Rich ranks in the annals of jazz percussion, it's no surprise that 18 of the best-known drummers in the world agreed to pay tribute to his memory on the album "Burning for Buddy" (Atlantic 82699). Rich was an astonishing technician, blessed with incredible wrists and one of the fastest left hands in jazz, a combination that made him the invariable victor in the "drum battles" he'd stage with Gene Krupa, Max Roach or Louie Bellson. Even more impressive, though, was his ability to keep current, moving easily from swing to be-bop in the '40s, and even absorbing rock and funk elements in the '80s.
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By RASHOD D. OLLISON | January 26, 2006
I WAS BORN TOO late. Most of the artists I practically worship either peaked or died long before my birth in the summer of '77. I have a mile-long list of legends I wish I could have seen perform back in the day: Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, Laura Nyro, Minnie Riperton. I could go on and on. As for bands, there's only one I would climb into a time machine to see: Sly & the Family Stone. I love crazy Sly. I've seen grainy performance footage of the man and his group in action.
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By J.D. CONSIDINE and J.D. CONSIDINE,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | May 30, 2000
He wrote and recorded some of the most memorable American songs of the last century, yet never had a hit single, or cared much about cutting one. He was fiercely patriotic, wrote admiringly about the land and its people, and fought passionately against fascism in the Second World War. Yet he was attacked for his politics and his populism, and nearly branded a traitor during the McCarthy era. His name is known to almost every pop fan, yet few own his...
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By RASHOD D. OLLISON | January 26, 2006
I WAS BORN TOO late. Most of the artists I practically worship either peaked or died long before my birth in the summer of '77. I have a mile-long list of legends I wish I could have seen perform back in the day: Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, Laura Nyro, Minnie Riperton. I could go on and on. As for bands, there's only one I would climb into a time machine to see: Sly & the Family Stone. I love crazy Sly. I've seen grainy performance footage of the man and his group in action.
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By J.D. CONSIDINE and J.D. CONSIDINE,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | May 30, 2000
He wrote and recorded some of the most memorable American songs of the last century, yet never had a hit single, or cared much about cutting one. He was fiercely patriotic, wrote admiringly about the land and its people, and fought passionately against fascism in the Second World War. Yet he was attacked for his politics and his populism, and nearly branded a traitor during the McCarthy era. His name is known to almost every pop fan, yet few own his...
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By Boston Globe | January 21, 1998
There's none of the pomp and glitz that surrounded the tribute album to Princess Diana, but now Mother Teresa has her own musical memorial too.Titled "Mother, We'll Miss You," the album, released yesterday, stars Jose Feliciano and a cast of mostly unknown acts from the Christian community."
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | October 16, 1994
Considering how highly the late Buddy Rich ranks in the annals of jazz percussion, it's no surprise that 18 of the best-known drummers in the world agreed to pay tribute to his memory on the album "Burning for Buddy" (Atlantic 82699). Rich was an astonishing technician, blessed with incredible wrists and one of the fastest left hands in jazz, a combination that made him the invariable victor in the "drum battles" he'd stage with Gene Krupa, Max Roach or Louie Bellson. Even more impressive, though, was his ability to keep current, moving easily from swing to be-bop in the '40s, and even absorbing rock and funk elements in the '80s.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | October 9, 1994
Just as imitation is supposed to be the sincerest form of flattery, cover versions are today's favorite way to pay tribute. And paying tribute is all the rage these days.Flip through the bins at your local music store, and you'll find literally dozens of tribute albums, offering homage to everyone from the Carpenters to Kraftwerk to Kiss. A few have even been best sellers, like the country-oriented "Common Thread: Songs of the Eagles," which was a fixture in the Top-20 earlier this year. And more are on the way, including albums devoted to the music of Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
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By Craig Rosen and Craig Rosen,Billboard | August 14, 1994
With an extensive marketing plan and unlikely pairings of artists and source material, A&M Records will attempt to make "If I Were A Carpenter," its modern-rock homage to the brother-sister duo, stand out amid a flood of tribute albums.The album, due Sept. 13, features American Music Club, Babes In Toyland, Bettie Serveert, Cracker, the Cranberries, Sheryl Crow, new A&M act Dishwalla, 4 Non Blondes, Grant Lee Buffalo, Johnette Napolitano with Marc Moreland, Redd Kross, Shonen Knife, Sonic Youth and Matthew Sweet.
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By Rashod D. Ollison | August 26, 2008
B.B. King One Kind Favor Sixty years after he added innovative, sophisticated textures to the blues, while helping to lay the foundation for rock along the way, B.B. King remains the most visible and celebrated figure of the genre. On One Kind Favor, King's new CD in stores today, he's certainly not trying to compete with artists young enough to be his grandkids. With production help from T-Bone Burnett, whose clients include Cassandra Wilson, Elvis Costello, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, King pays homage to those who paved the way for him. Sort of. One Kind Favor isn't exactly a tribute album, but it brims with songs by such blues masters as Lemon Jefferson, Chester Burnett and T-Bone Walker - artists whose works have had an impact on King.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | October 19, 2003
Pop quiz: Which of the following tribute album titles is for real? A. Come Together: An a Cappella Tribute to the Beatles B. The Reggae Tribute to Pink Floyd C. Kiss My Grass: A Hillbilly Tribute to KISS D. The String Quartet Tribute to the White Stripes Try E - all of the above. This past week, the mind-boggling array of existing tribute albums was joined by a dozen new ones, saluting musicians from blues great Robert Johnson and rock heroes the Eagles to such up-to-the minute forces as the Matrix songwriting-production team and alt-rock band Evanescence.
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