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September 17, 1998
Johnny Adams, 67, a blues and ballad singer who crossed over from vaudeville-like comedy to gospel music and jazz. A member of the gospel group Soul Revivers in the 1950s in his native New Orleans, he was known for versions of "Precious Lord" and "I Won't Cry" (released originally as "Oh Why"). He worked in relative obscurity until 1983, when he recorded a nine-album series for Rounder Records that featured contemporary blues coupled with jazz standards.
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January 15, 2010
Bobby Charles Louisiana singer and songwriter Bobby Charles, 71, the singer-songwriter who penned such hits as Fats Domino's "Walking to New Orleans,""See You Later Alligator" by Bill Haley and His Comets and "But I Do" by Frogman Henry, died Thursday at his home in Abbeville, La. Charles had diabetes and was in remission from kidney cancer, said his publicist, Karen Johnson, but she did not know the cause of death. He had been living in his native Abbeville since his home in Holly Beach in south Louisiana was destroyed by Hurricane Rita in 2005.
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August 20, 1995 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Former jockey and trainer Johnny Adams died at his home in Arcadia Saturday after a long illness. He was 79. Before retiring in 1958, Adams rode for 24 years and finished with 3,270 victories including wins in the 1954 Preakness on Hasty Road and two in the Santa Anita Handicap on Kayak in 1939 and War Knight seven years later.
NEWS
September 17, 1998
Johnny Adams, 67, a blues and ballad singer who crossed over from vaudeville-like comedy to gospel music and jazz. A member of the gospel group Soul Revivers in the 1950s in his native New Orleans, he was known for versions of "Precious Lord" and "I Won't Cry" (released originally as "Oh Why"). He worked in relative obscurity until 1983, when he recorded a nine-album series for Rounder Records that featured contemporary blues coupled with jazz standards.
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April 15, 1990 | DON SNOWDEN
Walking on a tightrope Heading for the twilight zone Where the future never makes it Until the past has gone. --"Walking on a Tightrope" by Percy Mayfield Singer Johnny Adams and singer/songwriter Percy Mayfield both knew the ups and downs of the blues life. Mayfield, who died of a heart attack six years ago at 64, was a major R&B star in the early '50s after his "Please Send Me Someone to Love" became an R&B standard. He also wrote songs like "Hit the Road, Jack" for Ray Charles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2010
Bobby Charles Louisiana singer and songwriter Bobby Charles, 71, the singer-songwriter who penned such hits as Fats Domino's "Walking to New Orleans,""See You Later Alligator" by Bill Haley and His Comets and "But I Do" by Frogman Henry, died Thursday at his home in Abbeville, La. Charles had diabetes and was in remission from kidney cancer, said his publicist, Karen Johnson, but she did not know the cause of death. He had been living in his native Abbeville since his home in Holly Beach in south Louisiana was destroyed by Hurricane Rita in 2005.
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December 1, 1987 | ROBERT HILBURN
"Louisiana Scrapbook." Rykodisc. If you liked the New Orleans R&B and Cajun sounds in the "The Big Easy," this 62-minute sampler from the Rounder Records catalogue is worth exploring. While not as enticing as the sound track (partially because this set steps away from the strict bayou focus of that LP for other regional jazz and blues sounds), "Scrapbook" is highlighted by the disarming Cajun offerings of Beausoleil, Jo-El Sonnier and D. L.
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March 3, 1986 | DON WALLER
B.B . . . Albert . . . Freddy. In the royal family of blues, New Orleans singer-guitarist Earl King is easily the least-heralded member. Making his local debut Friday at Cal State Long Beach's Nugget club, this Crescent City crowned head showcased the idiosyncratic instrumental style and the stellar songwriting skills that become a semi-legend most. Picking with his thumb, the self-taught guitarist packs a sackful of original licks.
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September 11, 1988 | DON SNOWDEN
Event: Long Beach Blues Festival. Performers: Albert Collins, Johnnie Taylor, Bobby (Blue) Bland, Albert King, the Staple Singers, James Cotton, Ruth Brown, the Kinsey Report, Johnny Adams with Walter (Wolfman) Washington, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials.
SPORTS
August 20, 1995 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Former jockey and trainer Johnny Adams died at his home in Arcadia Saturday after a long illness. He was 79. Before retiring in 1958, Adams rode for 24 years and finished with 3,270 victories including wins in the 1954 Preakness on Hasty Road and two in the Santa Anita Handicap on Kayak in 1939 and War Knight seven years later.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 1990 | DON SNOWDEN
Walking on a tightrope Heading for the twilight zone Where the future never makes it Until the past has gone. --"Walking on a Tightrope" by Percy Mayfield Singer Johnny Adams and singer/songwriter Percy Mayfield both knew the ups and downs of the blues life. Mayfield, who died of a heart attack six years ago at 64, was a major R&B star in the early '50s after his "Please Send Me Someone to Love" became an R&B standard. He also wrote songs like "Hit the Road, Jack" for Ray Charles.
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December 23, 1990 | RICHARD CROMELIN
Has rock's youth movement hit the wall? With the exception of winner Sinead O'Connor, the English band World Party and two rap entries, The Times' consensus best albums of 1990 are from artists whose combined discographies would be as thick as the Westside telephone directory. Even Sonic Youth, the most adventurous occupant of the Top 10, has a back catalogue of nine albums. Last year, by contrast, six of the Top 10 were debuts (N.W.A.
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February 24, 2009 | Associated Press
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 cancer last year, Blancher said.
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