December 23, 2009 |
Imagine this: By day, you're a typical businessman, working the 9 to 5. Your nights and weekends, however, are spent sharing a stage with nine other guys just like you -- performing a cappella songs in small venues while recording an album for Atlantic Records. That was the double life for the members of Straight No Chaser, an a cappella choir of 10 men who formed in 1996 during their college years at Indiana University. They say their pursuit in music was experimental at first.
October 8, 2009 |
Warner Music Group, in a sign that the struggling recorded music company is seeking to bolster its ranks of artists, has tapped producer Rob Cavallo for the newly created position of chief creative officer. In that role he will help develop acts across all of the Warner music labels including Atlantic, Asylum, Electra and Warner Bros. Cavallo, a multiple Grammy winner, has a strong track record with credits that include Green Day's "American Idiot," Kid Rock's "Rock N Roll Jesus" and most recently the top-10 release "Brand New Eyes" from the rock band Paramore.
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August 20, 2008 |
Pervis Jackson, 70, the man behind the deep, rolling bass voice in a string of 1970s R&B hits by The Spinners, died Monday morning at Detroit Sinai-Grace Hospital after being diagnosed last week with brain and liver cancer after feeling ill for several weeks, said his wife, Claudreen Jackson. A native of the New Orleans area, he was one of the original five members of the group, which started out in the late 1950s singing doo-wop in Detroit. They worked under the Motown label in the 1960s but shot to stardom after moving on to Atlantic Records in the 1970s.
March 25, 2008 |
Rock 'n' roll has been generous in celebrating the importance that R&B vocal groups played in the music's birth. In this decade alone, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has inducted the Moonglows, the Flamingos and the Dells -- and that's on top of the earlier induction of the Drifters, the Coasters and more. But what about the Clovers, who had more R&B hits in the 1950s than any vocal group? The Washington, D.C.
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December 19, 2007 |
Joel Dorn, a producer who won two consecutive Grammys for record of the year at Atlantic Records while helping to shape that label's distinctive jazz sound, died Monday after suffering a heart attack in New York. He was 65. "Joel bridged the worlds of jazz and pop with enormous skill and grace, never compromising the integrity of his artists and their music," Edgar Bronfman Jr., chairman and chief executive of the Warner Music Group, which includes Atlantic Records, said in a statement.
July 31, 2007 |
Singer Solomon Burke, keyboardist Keith Emerson and songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller are scheduled to speak tonight at a tribute to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun at American Cinematheque's Mods & Rockers Film Festival. Ertegun, a native of Turkey, would have been 84 today. He died last December after suffering a head injury in October. The 7:30 p.m.