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Various: Rhythm & Blues

Read "Rhythm & Blues" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Putumayo World Music has gone across a wide spectrum in picking songs for its look at Rhythm & Blues. The American presence is strongly manifested, but artists from England, including a band that has a singer from Panama, show the wide influence of the music. Vintage singers strut their stuff and new acolytes blend styles while ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Fire In My Bones: Raw, Rare & Otherworldly African-American Gospel 1944-2007

Read "Fire In My Bones: Raw, Rare & Otherworldly African-American Gospel 1944-2007" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Various Artists
Fire In My Bones: Raw, Rare & Otherworldly African-American Gospel 1944-2007
Tompkins Square Records
2009



“Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Snooks Eaglin Blind Musician Was a New Orleans Legend

Snooks Eaglin Blind Musician Was a New Orleans Legend

R&B singer and guitarist Snooks Eaglin, a New Orleans legend who counted platinum- selling rockers among his fans, has died. He was 72.

The blind musician died Wednesday of a heart attack at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans after falling ill and being hospitalized, said John Blancher, a close family friend. Eaglin was diagnosed with prostate ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Snooks Eaglin R&B Singer and Guitarist Dies

Snooks Eaglin R&B Singer and Guitarist Dies

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The R&B singer and guitarist Snooks Eaglin, who counted platinum-selling rockers among his fans, died here Wednesday. He was 72.

The cause was a heart attack he suffered after falling ill and being hospitalized last week, said John Blancher, a family friend. Mr. Eaglin learned he had prostate cancer last year.

Musicians ...