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April 14, 1990 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
"Songs That Got Us Through WWII," an 18-song album from Rhino Records, is a fascinating combination of musical history and sociology. Some of the selections--including the Frank Sinatra/Tommy Dorsey Orchestra version of "I'll Be Seeing You" and the Mills Brothers' "Till Then"--are expressions of loneliness and love that could have been hits in peacetime. But other songs--from the Andrews Sisters' "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and Johnny Mercer's "G.I.
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November 30, 2007 | Randy Lewis
The future of the music business is being rewritten day by day. Now, as brick-and-mortar record stores continue to evaporate faster than the Southern California water table, a temporary Rhino record store will sprout into being for December. The store, which opens Saturday at the Grove retail complex and will operate until Dec. 31, will feature CDs and box sets from Rhino's catalog along with posters, photos and other merchandise.
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March 31, 1990 | ROBERT HILBURN
Play ball! The start of the major league season may have been pushed back to April 9 because of the labor dispute, but Rhino Records is going to help baseball fans get into the spirit next week. The fun-minded label, which specializes in reissues and concept albums, is releasing on Tuesday the sequel to last year's widely acclaimed "Baseball's Greatest Hits" package. Though the 1989 edition contained such quintessential items as Abbott & Costello's "Who's on First?"
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January 15, 2006 | Chris Lee, Special to The Times
Each Sunday, Fast Tracks will keep Calendar readers up to date with recent news from the pop music world on artists, their recordings and careers. HEARD of Amoeba Records? No, not the ginormous 40,000-square-foot indie music emporium in Hollywood. We're talking about Amoeba, the record company. Coinciding with this month's closing of the Rhino retail store in Westwood, the Berkeley-based Amoeba mini-chain is launching its own label.
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March 3, 1991 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is Rhino Records concerned? Do Milli Vanilli hold their tongues and move their lips? A startling thing has happened to Rhino, the Santa Monica-based label that has been called the Mad magazine of the music industry. Feisty, funky, irreverent Rhino is facing-- no, no, it's too hideous-- respectability. Can it be true? Did Rhino earn its first three Grammy nominations this year?
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June 14, 1992 | DAVID WHARTON, David Wharton is a Times staff writer.
Big Daddy was born a one-trick pony: In 1983, Rhino Records assembled a group of musicians and asked them, just for laughs, to record a dozen or so modern pop hits revamped in 1950s style. They did Rick James' funky "Super Freak" like an Everly Brothers song, sweetly harmonizing the opening line, "She's a very kinky girl." Devo's "Whip It" ended up sounding like the Four Freshmen. It was an amusing idea and Rhino even conjured a phony biography for the group.
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June 8, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Here they come . . . The Monkees are returning once again by way of record, film and live shows this summer. Expected in late June are two albums from Rhino Records, with previously unreleased material, "Live '67" and "Missing Links." Also on the agenda is a tour to begin in July, a new album (with Mickey Dolenz, Davy Jones and Peter Tork) produced by Roger Bechirian (Squeeze, the Undertones) with an expected release date of August.
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April 22, 1988 | ELIZABETH HAYES
Rhino Records, the irreverent record and video label specializing in offbeat compilations, reissues and "worst of" homages, celebrates its 10th anniversary with a film festival that begins tonight with "Monkeemania" at the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles. Peter Tork will host. Other programs include "Teen-age Theater" on Sunday; "TV Turkeys and Commercialmania!" on Monday; "Woodstock," an "homage" to schlockmeister Edward D. Wood Jr., on Tuesday; and "Sleazemania" on Wednesday.
BUSINESS
April 12, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Turner to Sell Music From Movies: Atlanta-based Turner Broadcasting System Inc. said its Turner Classic Movies channel will license the rights to its library of film music to Rhino Records. Turner Classic Movies owns more than 3,300 titles, including "Casablanca" and movies by Fred Astaire and John Wayne, in the libraries it acquired from Warner Bros. and MGM. Los Angeles-based Rhino, partly owned by Time Warner Inc.
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January 30, 2000 | STEVE HOCHMAN
One expected result of the Time Warner-EMI merger--if it goes through--will be consolidation of the companies' back catalog services. Imagine having classic recordings and archival items of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Metallica, Neil Young and Madonna all under one roof--with the power of parent company-to-be AOL to get it to the public. The folks at Rhino Records have got to be salivating.
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May 27, 1999 | RICHARD CROMELIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ah, the open road. There's nothing like the prospect of an endless highway and some free time. Toss some food and drink in the back, pile up some tapes or CDs and hit escape velocity. What could be better? Freed from the gravity of the urban freeway, the world is transformed. Every little landmark and distant mountain range, every shift in the weather and all the little towns and big-city glimpses seem fresh and fascinating. For a time anyway.
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March 21, 1999
English funk band Jamiroquai returns with a follow-up to its breakthrough 1996 album "Travelling Without Moving," with "Synkronized," due from the Work Group label on June 8. A U.S. tour starts in early July. . . . Patti Smith, who made just one album between 1978 and 1996, is set to record her third in less than four years. She'll be working with producer Gil Norton (Foo Fighters, Pixies) for a planned August release. . . .
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January 14, 1999
AFTERSHOCK The Northridge Hospital Medical Center hosts a retrospective of the Northridge quake with L.A. fire and police officials. (800) 600-7111. BRUNCH I Have a Dream Foundation celebrates the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday at B.B. King's Blues Club, Universal City. (323) 934-4441. ART The opening reception for Roberto and Osvaldo Salas' Central American portraits is tonight at L.A.'s Fahey / Klein Gallery. (323) 934-2250.
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January 14, 1999
HISTORY OF TALKING Learn about communication through interactive displays, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Anaheim Museum. Free. (714) 778-3301. AFTERSHOCK The Northridge Hospital Medical Center hosts a retrospective of the Northridge quake today with fire and police officials. (800) 600-7111. AUTHOR, AUTHOR Y.N. Chang ("Small Footsteps, Giant Shadows") speaks about prominent women in Chinese history at 7 p.m. Friday at Borders Books and Music, Brea.
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September 9, 1998 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
In recent years, the big talk about synergy between films and music has centered on soundtrack albums, which use the widespread exposure of a hit song as a promotional boost for an upcoming movie. But Rhino Films head Stephen Nemeth, one of the producers of "Why Do Fools Fall in Love," sees his film as just the first in a wave of music biography films. "Music biographies provide the most pure form of synergy between a film and music company," he says.
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February 20, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Beastly Honors: Top guns in the music industry will march off to the coveted Grammy Awards tonight in New York, but in Santa Monica Tuesday the nation's rock critics presented awards to the year's musical underachievers. Vanilla Ice and Madonna were the main "winners" in what was called the First Annual Rhino Awards. Vanilla Ice bagged the most Rhinos--three--for worst artist, least creative artist and most inane new hit artist.
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August 21, 1998 | JOHN ROOS
Few pop groups have inspired the kind of support--and vitriol--as the Knack. On the strength of such hit singles as "My Sharona" and "Good Girls Don't," the L.A. quartet's 1979 debut, "Get the Knack," reached No. 1 and sold more than 6 million copies worldwide. At the same time, the group's sexist lyrics and perceived insincerity fueled a "Nuke the Knack" backlash, one that played no small role in the group's short-lived success.
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February 1, 1998
SMALL FACES: Cypress Hill is a trio again, with Sen Dog rejoining B-Real and DJ Muggs on a new album that's being finished in L.A., with a release date still to be set. Also contributing to the album are Wyclef Jean of the Fugees and B Smoove, a member of the Muggs-produced project Call O Da Wild. . . . Radiohead is working on a full-length documentary titled "Meeting People Is Easy," with concert footage, behind-the-scenes looks and interviews. It's expected to be ready for summer release. . .
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