Rhythm and blues http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/36547/all en Former Temptations singer Richard Street dies - CNN http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/former-temptations-singer-richard-street-dies-cnn <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 28 (Reuters) - Former Temptations singer Richard Street has died aged 70, his widow Cindy Street told CNN.</p> <p>He died on Wednesday at St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Las Vegas after suffering a clot in a lung, the broadcaster reported.</p> <p>Street was the second ex-member of the versatile Motown band to die this month after Otis "Damon" Harris passed away aged 62.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/former-temptations-singer-richard-street-dies-cnn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Motown Music Rhythm and blues Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:00:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5769654 at http://www.globalpost.com Fans mourn Motown singer Bobby Rogers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/fans-mourn-motown-singer-bobby-rogers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Motown fans Tuesday mourned the death of Bobby Rogers, one of the original members of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, who died in Detroit at the age of 73.</p> <p>He was the third Motown vocalist to die within a month, after the deaths of Richard Street, 70, and Otis "Damon" Harris, 62, both members of The Temptations during the 1970s.</p> <p>The Detroit News, citing family members, said Rogers died Sunday at his suburban Detroit home as a result of complications from diabetes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/fans-mourn-motown-singer-bobby-rogers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bobby Rogers Motown Rhythm and blues Universal Music Group AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 16:16:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5774004 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama soaks up soul at White House shindig http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/obama-soaks-soul-at-white-house-shindig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US President Barack Obama paid homage on Tuesday to Memphis soul and the role the music style played in advancing civil rights at a star-studded White House concert celebrating the genre.</p> <p>"In the sixties and seventies, Memphis knew its share of division and discord and injustice," Obama recalled. It was in the Tennessee city in 1968 that civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/obama-soaks-soul-at-white-house-shindig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Environment Health Music Politics Rhythm and blues United States AFP Wed, 10 Apr 2013 02:30:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5808611 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama soaks up soul at White House shindig http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130410/obama-soaks-soul-at-white-house-shindig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> US President Barack Obama paid homage on Tuesday to Memphis soul and the role the music style played in advancing civil rights at a star-studded White House concert celebrating the genre.</p><P>“In the sixties and seventies, Memphis knew its share of division and discord and injustice,” Obama recalled. It was in the Tennessee city in 1968 that civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130410/obama-soaks-soul-at-white-house-shindig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Music Politics Rhythm and blues United States Asianet Wed, 10 Apr 2013 17:04:58 +0000 Asianet 5809179 at http://www.globalpost.com White House celebrates the sounds of Memphis soul http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/white-house-celebrates-the-sounds-memphis-soul <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> President Barack Obama said he'd been looking forward to a White House celebration of Memphis soul music for one reason. "Let's face it, who does not love this music?" he asked Tuesday, opening the night's concert in an East Room bathed in amber light and transformed by the addition of a stage and backup musicians.</p><P>"These songs get us on the dance floor," Obama said. "They get stuck in our heads. We go back over them again and again.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/white-house-celebrates-the-sounds-memphis-soul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Illinois Politics Rhythm and blues United States Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:18:51 +0000 Asianet 5812139 at http://www.globalpost.com Late Motown icon Marvin Gaye remembered on 75th birthday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140403/late-motown-icon-marvin-gaye-remembered-75th-birthday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Family, friends and fans of Marvin Gaye came together Wednesday to pay joyful hommage the late Motown legend and native Washingtonian on what would have been his 75th birthday.</p> <p>Gaye was shot and killed by his father on the eve of his 45th birthday in 1984, leaving behind a remarkable string of hits -- led by "Let's Get It On," "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" and "Sexual Healing" -- that remain pop, funk and soul classics.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140403/late-motown-icon-marvin-gaye-remembered-75th-birthday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye Music Rhythm and blues AFP Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:23:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6112340 at http://www.globalpost.com Soul singer Bobby Womack dead at 70 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140627/soul-singer-bobby-womack-dead-at-70 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Legendary US soul singer Bobby Womack died Friday aged 70, Rolling Stone magazine reported, citing a representative of his record label.</p> <p>Womack wrote a number of R&amp;B staples including "It's all Over Now" -- which went to number one for British rockers The Rolling Stones.</p> <p>The singer started out performing with his brothers in the 1950s and later a band called the Valentinos. He also wrote songs and played guitar for artists including Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140627/soul-singer-bobby-womack-dead-at-70" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bobby Womack Music Rhythm and blues AFP Sat, 28 Jun 2014 02:01:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6189855 at http://www.globalpost.com Soul singer Bobby Womack dead at 70 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140627/soul-singer-bobby-womack-dead-at-70-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Legendary US soul singer Bobby Womack died Friday aged 70, Rolling Stone magazine reported, citing a representative of his record label.</p> <p>Womack wrote a number of R&amp;B staples including "It's all Over Now" -- which went to number one for British rockers The Rolling Stones.</p> <p>The singer started out performing with his brothers in the 1950s and later a band called the Valentinos. He also wrote songs and played guitar for artists including Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140627/soul-singer-bobby-womack-dead-at-70-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bobby Womack Music Rhythm and blues AFP Sat, 28 Jun 2014 02:02:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6189863 at http://www.globalpost.com Soul legend Bobby Womack dead at 70 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140627/soul-legend-bobby-womack-dead-at-70 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Legendary US soul artist Bobby Womack, who influenced and wrote for generations of musicians, died Friday aged 70, a spokeswoman said.</p> <p>Womack wrote a string of R&amp;B staples including "It's all Over Now" -- which went to number one for British rockers The Rolling Stones and "Lookin' for A Love."</p> <p>The singer started out performing with his brothers in the 1950s and later a band called the Valentinos. He also wrote songs and played guitar for artists including Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140627/soul-legend-bobby-womack-dead-at-70" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bobby Womack Human Interest Music Rhythm and blues Soul music Technology AFP Sat, 28 Jun 2014 02:16:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6189872 at http://www.globalpost.com Tributes to soul legend Bobby Womack, dead at 70 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140627/tributes-soul-legend-bobby-womack-dead-at-70 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Legendary US soul artist Bobby Womack, who influenced and wrote for generations of musicians, died Friday aged 70, a spokeswoman said, triggering a surge of tributes.</p> <p>Womack penned a string of R&amp;B staples including "It's all Over Now" -- which went to number one for British rockers The Rolling Stones and "Lookin' for A Love."</p> <p>Rolling Stones star Ronnie Wood was among the first to pay tribute to Womack, tweeting: "The man who could make you cry when he sang has brought tears to my eyes with his passing." </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140627/tributes-soul-legend-bobby-womack-dead-at-70" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American music Bobby Womack Human Interest Music Rhythm and blues Technology AFP Sat, 28 Jun 2014 03:00:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6189882 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. soul singer Bobby Womack dies at age 70: publicist http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140627/us-soul-singer-bobby-womack-dies-at-age-70-publicist <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. soul singer and songwriter Bobby Womack has died, his publicist said on Friday. He was 70.</p> <p>The cause of his death was not yet known, according to his publicist, Sonya Kolowrat at XL Recordings.</p> <p>Womack, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009, started performing gospel music with his brothers in the 1950s. He became a major figure in the rhythm and blues genre in a career that lasted seven decades.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140627/us-soul-singer-bobby-womack-dies-at-age-70-publicist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bobby Womack Bobby Womack Rhythm and blues The Valentinos Thomson Reuters Sat, 28 Jun 2014 01:30:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6189823 at http://www.globalpost.com Tributes to soul legend Bobby Womack, dead at 70 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140628/tributes-soul-legend-bobby-womack-dead-at-70 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Legendary US soul artist Bobby Womack, who influenced and wrote for generations of musicians, died Friday aged 70, a spokeswoman said, triggering a surge of tributes.</p> <p>Womack penned a string of R&amp;B staples including "It's all Over Now" -- which went to number one for British rockers The Rolling Stones and "Lookin' for A Love."</p> <p>Rolling Stones star Ronnie Wood was among the first to pay tribute to Womack, tweeting: "The man who could make you cry when he sang has brought tears to my eyes with his passing." </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140628/tributes-soul-legend-bobby-womack-dead-at-70" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American music Bobby Womack Human Interest Music Rhythm and blues Technology AFP Sat, 28 Jun 2014 15:33:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6189919 at http://www.globalpost.com