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  1. Gregory Porter - Gregory Porter InterviewRead the original story

    Jan 10, 2014 | Music-News.com

    ... propelled Porter to the upper echelon of contemporary male jazz singers and earned him two GRAMMY nominations. Don Was, President of Blue Note, encouraged Porter to stay true to his artistic vision. 'I firmly consider myself a jazz singer but I ...

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  2. Martina McBride makes Billboard history with new 'Everlasting' albumRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Examiner.com

    ... to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Album charts with her latest studio effort " Everlasting ," an album that was independently released and distributed. This marked the fifth time in her career that an album of hers has topped these ...

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  3. 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival: Sync UpRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 21 | Best of New Orleans

    ... development and advertising. Cash Money Records co-founder Ronald "Slim" Williams and Blue Note Records president Don Was (of Was Not Was fame) are among the keynote speakers, which also include booking agent Frank Riley and Big Hassle Media ...

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  4. Warren Haynes Among Dr. John Tribute AdditionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 21 | JamBase

    In addition to the newly announced performers, the concert was already set to include performances from Gregg Allman, Tab Benoit, Ryan Bingham, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Chief Monk Boudreaux, The Dirty Dozen Horns, Bill Kreutzmann, Shannon McNally, Zigaboo Modeliste, Sarah Morrow, Cyril Neville, Anders Osborne, George Porter Jr., Mavis Staples, ... (more)

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  5. New Recordings: Kelis, Carlene Carter, Gil Scott-HeronRead the original story

    Mar 12, 2014 | Philly.com

    ... Tasty . So she has culinary cred to spare. She even took her own food truck to SXSW this year. But although Food , which was produced by Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio, will make your mouth water with songs such as "Jerk Ribs" and "Biscuits 'n' ...

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  6. Alec Baldwin and Don Was talk 'A Hard Days Night' at 2014 TCM Film FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 19 | Examiner.com

    To celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the film "A Hard Day's Night" , Alec Baldwin interviewed Don Was at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood last weekend.

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  7. 2014 Boston Marathon a time to reflect on a narrow escape from bombing, and healingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 18 | Cleveland.com

    ... necks to see the runners. Many are smiling. Wisneski's phone buzzed with a text message from Kent State professor Don Was, who informed him the rest of their buddies from the Akron area had finished the marathon and were waiting for him at the ...

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  8. 'Everlasting': McBride revels in comfort food in new albumRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 17 | Berkshire Eagle

    What's Martina McBride, one of the most decorated country singers of the last 20 years, doing devoting an entire album to vintage R&B, soul and rock songs? That seems to be the main motivation behind "Everlasting," her just-released studio album, which was produced by Don Was and includes covers of Elvis Presley's "Suspicious Minds," Otis Redding's ... (more)

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  9. Old Crow Medicine Show w. Marty StuartRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 17 | Camden Chronicle Independent

    ... by Nettwerk Records - O.C.M.S and Big Iron World produced by David Rawlings, and Tennessee Pusher produced by Don Was. On their newest album, Carry Me Back, Old Crow continue to craft classic American roots music while pushing themselves in new ...

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  10. Omnivore Recordings Readies 'Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction' SoundtrackRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 17 | Guitar World

    ... orange vinyl) to bring Stanton's musical talents to light. Stanton is accompanied by Jamie James on all tracks, and Don Was on select tracks. The release contains both tracks from Omnivore's Record Store Day 7" picture disc: a cover of the 1983 ...

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  11. Gregory Porter - Gregory Porter InterviewRead the original story

    Jan 10, 2014 | Music-News.com

    ... propelled Porter to the upper echelon of contemporary male jazz singers and earned him two GRAMMY nominations. Don Was, President of Blue Note, encouraged Porter to stay true to his artistic vision. 'I firmly consider myself a jazz singer but I ...

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  12. Eric Dolphy -- Celebrating Blue Note Records 75th With Delicious VinylRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 16 | All About Jazz

    ... day one. While much of the label's music has been re-released in digital format, CDs and in iTunes, current chief Don Was decided to celebrate the 75th by compiling a list of 100 Blue Note Records to be released as remastered vinyl LPs. While half ...

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  13. Martina McBride found 'Everlasting' to be rather 'intimidating'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 15 | Examiner.com

    ... and Etta James (among so many others), McBride did not shy away from modernizing those catalogs. But don't be fooled. It was quite the undertaking. "When I was first thinking about making this record and finding songs that would fit my voice, I was ...

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  14. Wait?! Is that an Italian pop star in Milwaukee?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 15 | OnMilwaukee

    ... is a mostly separate market, aimed at and consumed by the Latino community. Zucchero's latest disc, "La Sesion Cubana," was recorded with American producer Don Was in Havana with mostly Cuban musicians. The 13 tracks are sung almost entirely in ...

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  15. Martina McBride tackles pop, soul touchstones on a EverlastingaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 14 | Whittier Daily News

    ... “Everlasting,” an affectionate batch of remakes of pop and soul classics helmed by veteran producer Don Was. Taking on Aretha Franklin from the outset could have been disastrous, but, as the country star does on the best tracks of ...

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  16. Johnny Hallyday Signs With Decibels Productions For Next TourRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 9 | Mi2n

    ... announce that Hallyday has extended his recording contract with the label. Hallyday's next album will be produced by Don Was (Rolling Stones, U2, Bob Dylan). Slated for release in late 2014, it will be followed by a major tour in 2015. Hallyday has ...

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  17. Review: McBride offers her take on soul classicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 12 | The Detroit News

    ... as Aretha Franklin and Sam Cooke by taking on their most potent performances and material. Working with producer Don Was, who brings an understated R&B pulse to the songs, McBride leans on vulnerability and purity of tone rather than the growling, ...

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  18. McBride takes on soul classicsRead the original story

    Friday Apr 11 | Erie Times News

    ... as Aretha Franklin and Sam Cooke by taking on their most potent performances and material. Working with producer Don Was, who brings an understated R & B pulse to the songs, McBride leans on vulnerability and purity of tone rather than the growling, ...

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  19. Tess Henley is the heroine of her own taleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 11 | The News Tribune

    ... nine other finalists performed live at the finals of the talent competition on March 1 at Hollywood's Hotel Cafe. But it was Henley who most impressed the judge: Grammy Award-winning producer Don Was. As the winner, Henley will record a four-song EP ...

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  20. Martina McBride offers her take on soul classicsRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 10 | Crescent-News.com

    ... as Aretha Franklin and Sam Cooke by taking on their most potent performances and material. Working with producer Don Was, who brings an understated R&B pulse to the songs, McBride leans on vulnerability and purity of tone rather than the growling, ...

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