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  1. Sweet Pea Atkinson Gives a Lesson in Soul on 'Are You Lonely for Me Baby': WatchRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Billboard

    On Sweet Pea Atkinson 's Get What You Deserve - the legendary vocalist's first solo album in 35 years -- Blue Note Records chief Don Was spotlights an increasing rarity. "Singers like Sweet Pea are an endangered species," says Was, who first noticed a shift in the '80s from soul/funk's heyday of the '60s and '70s.

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  2. Watch Emmylou Harris and Kris Kristofferson Perform 'The Pilgrim, Chapter 33'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 16 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... songs such as "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," "Help Me Make It Through the Night," "Me and Bobby McGee" and "Lovin' Her Was Easier." These are the songs of heartbreak and despair, of love and loss, of yearning and hope. These are the songs so honest ...

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  3. Gregg Allman Covers Little Feat's 'Willin'' In New 360 VideoRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 13 | JamBase

    Earlier this year Gregg Allman's final album Southern Blood was posthumously released following his death at the age of 69. An interactive 360 video of Allman and his band mates recording a cover of a classic Little Feat song has been made available to view. Sessions for Southern Blood were held at the renowned FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama where Gregg's late brother Duane Allman had worked as a session guitarist in the 1960s.

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  4. the Sound of Vinyl Launches Exciting New Way to Discover and Buy...Read the original story

    Thursday Oct 12 | PressReleasePoint

    Henry Rollins, Young Guru and Don Was Join Growing Roster of Music Experts Offering Exclusive Content and Hand-Picked Vinyl Selections SANTA MONICA, October 12, 2017 - The Sound of Vinyl today launched in the U.S. with a first-of-its-kind music service that provides a personalized and curated platform for discovering and buying vinyl records. The Sound of Vinyl provides a powerful and convenient solution to help music enthusiasts discover vinyl and build their record collections.

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  5. Universal Music Enterprises Launches Digital Record Club The Sound of VinylRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 12 | Billboard

    ... content operation -- a blog, as well as recommendations from musicians like Henry Rollins , Young Guru and Don Was -- and it will sell limited-edition items as well as standard releases. "As we were discussing the explosion of interest in vinyl, ...

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  6. Katharine McPhee sings the standards on new album a oeI Fall in Love Too EasilyaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 6 | KKIQ-FM Pleasanton

    Her big moment on American Idol was singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," so it's no surprise that Katharine McPhee is now applying her beautiful voice to an entire album full of standards. The new disc, I Fall In Love Too Easily, was produced by Don Was , known for his work with The Rolling Stones , Bob Dylan and Bonnie Raitt , among other legends.

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  7. Katharine McPhee sings the standards on new album a oeI Fall in Love Too EasilyaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 6 | KUIC-FM Vacaville

    Her big moment on American Idol was singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," so it's no surprise that Katharine McPhee is now applying her beautiful voice to an entire album full of standards. The new disc, I Fall In Love Too Easily, was produced by Don Was , known for his work with The Rolling Stones , Bob Dylan and Bonnie Raitt , among other legends.

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  8. Artistes named for Exodus 40 LiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 2 | Jamaica Observer

    The line-up of artistes has been released for Exodus 40 Live, the all-star tribute concert to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Bob Marley's iconic album, Exodus. Don Was has been tapped as musical director for the event which will take place on November 1 at Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.

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  9. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Collaborate on Starr's New Album 'Give More Love'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 2 | Bass Player

    For Ringo Starr's 19th solo album, the Beatles' drummer called upon his old friend and bandmate Paul McCartney to supply some low end for his recently released album, Give More Love. McCartney gladly obliged along with fellow bassists Timothy B. Schmit, Nathan East, Don Was, Matt Bissonette, Erik MacQueen, and Mark Charles Heidinger, who all contributed to tracks.

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  10. SMASH's Katharine McPhee to Make Cafe Carlyle Debut This NovemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 2 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... a host of timeless jazz standards on her fifth full-length, I Fall In Love Too Easily [BMG] produced by Don Was [The Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt ]. Of these songs, Katharine explains "When people hear it, I hope they recognize that innocence of ...

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  11. GOP cooks red meat but tries selling saladsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 29 | Fox News

    ... proposals on repealing and replacing ObamaCare, they were ready to start flipping some serious burgers. The emphasis was to be on "health care" not "insurance coverage." Central to the sales pitch was that by removing government regulations and ...

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  12. 40th anniversary of Bob Marley & the Wailersa a oeExodusa to be celebrated with November tribute concertRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 27 | KTGL-FM Lincoln

    A special all-star tribute concert celebrating the 40th anniversary of Bob Marley & the Wailers ' classic album Exodus will be held November 1 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. The show, dubbed Exodus 40 Live, will feature performances by the late Marley's sons Ziggy and Stephen , as well as by acclaimed producer Don Was , The Neville Brothers ' Cyril Neville , Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello , R&B singer Aloe Blacc and others.

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  13. Bob Marley's Sons, Jim James, Tom Morello Lead All-Star 'Exodus' ConcertRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 27 | RollingStone

    ... Continues , the album struck me as something so powerful and rarely seen live in its entirety," music director Don Was said in a statement. "I am thrilled to be a part of this show with Ziggy and Stephen, and perform these songs for the fans." ...

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  14. 'Exodus 40 Live' To Celebrate Landmark Bob Marley Album With All-Star LineupRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 27 | JamBase

    ... Presents has announced Exodus 40 Live , which will take place on November 1 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Don Was has been tapped as musical director and the initial lineup also features Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, Tom Morello, Gary Clark ...

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  15. Gregg Allman's final album is a heartfelt goodbye to fans, friendsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 25 | Bluffton Today

    Gregg Allman's motto was, "If you take care of music, music will take care of you," says Scott Sherrard, who co-wrote "My Only True Friend" for Allman's final album. Rocker Gregg Allman, who died May 27 in Richmond Hill, collaborated with his manager Michael Lehman and Grammy Award-winning producer Don Was to make his final album exactly what he wanted.

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  16. Van Hunt's 'Popular' a " one of R&B's great 'lost' albums a " finally surfacesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 21 | Myrtle Beach Online

    Last month, nearly 10 years after its originally planned release date and long after leaked copies had prompted talk of a lost masterpiece, the genre-straddling musician and producer Van Hunt successfully lobbied his former label, Blue Note, to issue his third full-length, "Popular," to streaming services. The release, recorded with full creative control in late 2006 while Hunt was on an inventive streak after earning a surprise Grammy Award, is the bookend to an extended saga, one that in a roundabout way prompted Hunt to retire as a recording artist after making what he was convinced would be a career-defining work.

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  17. Music review: Ringo Starr gives his love on new a oeLovea albumRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 19 | O-R Online

    ... It's a medium paced bluesy jaunt, co-written by hit machine Glen Ballard and starring Joe Walsh on guitar and Don Was of Was (Not Was) on bass. Dare I say Starr is the weak link on this one? Starr is mostly metronome-like in vocal delivery. He can ...

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  18. Van Hunt's 'Popular' - one of R&B's great 'lost' albums - finally surfacesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 19 | Los Angeles Times

    Last month, nearly 10 years after its originally planned release date and long after leaked copies had prompted talk of a lost masterpiece, the genre-straddling musician and producer Van Hunt successfully lobbied his former label, Blue Note, to issue his third full-length, "Popular," to streaming services. The release, recorded with full creative control in late 2006 while Hunt was on an inventive streak after earning a surprise Grammy Award, is the bookend to an extended saga, one that in a roundabout way prompted Hunt to retire as a recording artist after making what he was convinced would be a career-defining work.

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  19. 'Southern Blood': Gregg Allman's Soulful, Jubilant Final FarewellRead the original story

    Sep 16, 2017 | TheDailyBeast.com

    ... his final months, in fact, he didn't talk much with anyone about his impending death, even though everyone close to him was well aware it was coming. He had declined treatment for his liver cancer and defiantly sealed his own fate. "He didn't want ...

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  20. Music review: Ringo Starr gives his love on new "Love" albumRead the original story

    Sep 16, 2017 | KDWN

    ... Love." It's a medium paced bluesy jaunt, co-written by hit machine Glen Ballard and starring Joe Walsh on guitar and Don Was of Was (Not Was) on bass. Dare I say Starr is the weak link on this one? Starr is mostly metronome-like in vocal delivery. ...

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