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Gretchen Parlato: Norwich, UK, May 20, 2011

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Gretchen Parlato
The Playhouse
Norwich, UK
May 20, 2011

Gretchen Parlato has achieved something that is increasingly difficult in contemporary jazz, where originality and innovation seem too often to be viewed as barriers to a vocalist's success, rather than qualities to be praised and nurtured. She has merged her distinctive vocal style with an ...

Mick Hucknall: Tribute To Bobby

Read "Tribute To Bobby" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

Two decades into his career and a good decade after his last U.S. chart success, Simply Red lead singer Mick Hucknall releases his solo debut. In many cases it's hard to differentiate the singer's solo offerings from those of Simply Red. This is as much due to the identifying tone and texture of a singer's voice ...

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Listen Here to Hucknall "Tribute to Bobby" (Blue Bland)

Listen Here to Hucknall "Tribute to Bobby" (Blue Bland)

Early press raves are in for Mick Hucknall's TRIBUTE TO BOBBY: "Hucknall's covers have a fabulously fresh perspective." --Seattle PI "In 'Tribute to Bobby,' Bland's music blooms fresh in Hucknall's knowing hands." --SF Chronicle "Tribute to Bobby" isn't some clich blues or soul salute, but instead a modern pop album that draws effortlessly from all those ...

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Mick Hucknall's "Farther up the Road" #1 New & Active @ R&R

Mick Hucknall's "Farther up the Road" #1 New & Active @ R&R

One of the most distinctive vocalists in Britain tips his hat to one of the greatest from the American South with the June 17 release of Mick Hucknall's TRIBUTE TO BOBBY. The solo debut from the leader of Simply Red features sizzling versions of songs popularized by the great Bobby “Blue" Bland. The first single to radio is the lead ...

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Solo Debut from Simply Red's Mick Hucknall Pays Tribute to Bobby "Blue" Bland on Rhino CD Due June 17

Solo Debut from Simply Red's Mick Hucknall Pays Tribute to Bobby "Blue" Bland on Rhino CD Due June 17

LOS ANGELES -- One of the most distinctive vocalists in Britain tips his hat to one of the greatest from the American South with the June 17 release of Mick Hucknall's Tribute To Bobby. The solo debut from the leader of Simply Red features sizzling versions of songs popularized by the great Bobby “Blue" Bland. Tribute ...