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Johnny Adams

“The Tan Canary” The Big Easy has spawned more than its fair share of musical offspring. But just being a native son does not guarantee success. One has to earn it. There are many who vocalize in R&B and blues, but not too many real soul singers. They have a tendency to get weeded out real quick. Johnny Adams was a long-time regular on the New Orleans music scene, beginning with his 1959 rhythm and blues hit "I Won't Cry." Adams, whose velvety voice could stretch into a high falsetto with ease, mastered a handful of musical styles, including gospel, blues, soul, jazz, and country

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Braxton Brothers: Higher

Read "Higher" reviewed by Jim Trageser

It's interesting how certain musical styles become punching bags for the critics. Disco grew out of R&B and funk in the mid-1970s--yet by 1979 it was so despised in many quarters that the Chicago White Sox had a near-riot on their hands when they opened Comiskey Park for “Disco Demolition Night" during a double-header against the ...

Take Five with Ted Sirota

Read "Take Five with Ted Sirota" reviewed by Ted Sirota

Meet Ted Sirota: Veteran Chicago drummer, Ted Sirota, has been playing the drums since 1980. Ted has lead his own band, Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls, since 1996. Rebel Souls have recorded five CD's for the Naim & Delmark labels. Ted has also played every Saturday night from 12:30-5:00am at Chicago's top jazz club, The Green Mill, ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Johnny Adams

Jazz Musician of the Day: Johnny Adams

All About Jazz is celebrating Johnny Adams' birthday today! JAZZ MUSICIAN OF THE DAY Johnny AdamsJohnny Adams - vocalist recording artist, (1932-1998) “The Tan Canary” The Big Easy has spawned more than its fair share of musical offspring. But just being a native son does not guarantee success. One ...

There Is Always One More Time

Label: Scandia
Released: 2000

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Johnny Adams: There is Always One More Time

Read "There is Always One More Time" reviewed by Ed Kopp

The late Johnny Adams sang with as much soul as Bobby “Blue" Bland and as much cool sophistication as Nat King Cole. Unfortunately the New Orleans native never achieved the same level of fame as either of those great artists. Adams scored a couple of regional soul hits in his younger days ("I Won't Cry," “Reconsider ...

Good Morning Heartache

Label: Scandia
Released: 1996

The Verdict

Label: Scandia
Released: 1995


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