Category Archives: Soul

Half of the Memphis Horns, Andrew Love brought soul to hits by Elvis, Aretha Franklin, James Taylor

MEMPHIS – Saxophonist Andrew Love, one-half of the renowned Memphis Horns, has died. The 70-year-old musician passed away at his home on Thursday night, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Love and his longtime partner, trumpeter Wayne Jackson, made their early

Half of the Memphis Horns, Andrew Love brought soul to hits by Elvis, Aretha Franklin, James Taylor

MEMPHIS – Saxophonist Andrew Love, one-half of the renowned Memphis Horns, has died. The 70-year-old musician passed away at his home on Thursday night, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Love and his longtime partner, trumpeter Wayne Jackson, made their early

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Police say death of ‘Soul Train’ creator Don Cornelius, 75, appears to be suicide

LOS ANGELES – Don Cornelius, the producer and television host who created the dance show “Soul Train,” was found shot dead in his Los Angeles home early Wednesday morning in what appears to be a suicide, the Los Angeles Police

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Police say death of ‘Soul Train’ creator Don Cornelius, 75, appears to be suicide

LOS ANGELES – Don Cornelius, the producer and television host who created the dance show “Soul Train,” was found shot dead in his Los Angeles home early Wednesday morning in what appears to be a suicide, the Los Angeles Police

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Breaking: ‘Soul Train’ creator Don Cornelius found dead today, apparent suicide

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. – “Soul Train” creator Don Cornelius was found dead at his Sherman Oaks on home Wednesday morning. Law enforcement sources said police arrived at Cornelius’ home around 4 a.m. He apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound,

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Breaking: ‘Soul Train’ creator Don Cornelius found dead today, apparent suicide

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. – “Soul Train” creator Don Cornelius was found dead at his Sherman Oaks on home Wednesday morning. Law enforcement sources said police arrived at Cornelius’ home around 4 a.m. He apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound,

‘At Last’ – In death, blues and soul singer Etta James, 73, finds respite from hard life

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Etta James, 73, the powerful rhythm-and-blues singer whose more than five-decade career spawned such enduring hits as “At Last” and “Tell Mama,” making her a profound influence on younger generations of female vocalists, died Friday. Ms. James,

‘At Last’ – In death, blues and soul singer Etta James, 73, finds respite from hard life

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Etta James, 73, the powerful rhythm-and-blues singer whose more than five-decade career spawned such enduring hits as “At Last” and “Tell Mama,” making her a profound influence on younger generations of female vocalists, died Friday. Ms. James,

Funk/soul singer and instrumentalist Jimmy Castor, 71, penned hit song “Troglodyte”

HENDERSON, Nev. – Jimmy Castor, a singer, instrumentalist and songwriter whose mastery of genres from doo-wop to Latin soul to funk, and instruments including saxophone and bongos earned him the title Everything Man, died on Monday in Henderson, Nev. He

Funk/soul singer and instrumentalist Jimmy Castor, 71, penned hit song “Troglodyte”

HENDERSON, Nev. – Jimmy Castor, a singer, instrumentalist and songwriter whose mastery of genres from doo-wop to Latin soul to funk, and instruments including saxophone and bongos earned him the title Everything Man, died on Monday in Henderson, Nev. He

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Soul singer Robert Dickey, 72, broke through with song “I’m Your Puppet”

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Robert Dickey, 72, a guitarist and singer in the soul duo James and Bobby Purify, which recorded the 1960s hit song “I’m Your Puppet,” died Dec. 29 in his hometown of Tallahassee, Fla. No cause was given

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Soul singer Robert Dickey, 72, broke through with song “I’m Your Puppet”

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Robert Dickey, 72, a guitarist and singer in the soul duo James and Bobby Purify, which recorded the 1960s hit song “I’m Your Puppet,” died Dec. 29 in his hometown of Tallahassee, Fla. No cause was given