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Of Abbey’s performance in “Nothing But A Man,” Thembisa writes: “Abbey Lincoln delivers a tour-de-force performance. But then, those are the only kind she’s ever delivered.”
The Hackneys (l to r): Dannis, Bobby Sr. (holding pic of original trio), & son Bobby Jr. of Rough Franciscredit: Burlington Free Press I'm in the process of prepping for my SXSW interview with Death on March 20. I'm doing background research as well as pre-interviews with the band, Bobby Jr. (Rough Francis) and some [...]
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Jimi would've been 67 next week. Very cool that MuthaWit Orchestra and Leila Adu team up to celebrate his birthday in grand style: Avant, yet fresh-to-death! MuthaWit at Harlem Stage (photo: Ed Marshall) Leila Adu performing @ this year's URB Alt fest (photo: Ed Marshall) URB ALT: Jimi Hendrix Tribute Friday, November 27, 2009 – [...]
Detroit's own DEATH -Where Do We Go From Here? Documentary – Tour 2009 Promo from Howlermano on Vimeo. Good news for Death fans. More info on the doc at wheredowegofromheredoc.com, where you can become a fan on Facebook and/or friend them on MySpace. Also, note the Rough Francis tour dates. Hat tip to The Daily [...]
In 1974, the most celebrated American R&B acts of the time–James Brown, B.B. King, Miriam Makeba, The Fania All-Stars (featuring Celia Cruz), Bill Withers, The Spinners, The Crusaders, Sister Sledge– came together with the most renowned musical groups of Southern African for a 12-hour, three night concert held in Kinshasha, Zaire. The dream-child of Hugh [...]
How's this for some deep sh*t on Monday morning? According the Britain's The Independent: The rock legend Jimi Hendrix was murdered by his manager, who stood to collect millions of dollars on the star's life insurance policy, a former roadie has claimed in a new book. James "Tappy" Wright says that Hendrix's manager, Michael Jeffrey, [...]