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Mac Wiseman, the bluegrass balladeer and guitar player known as “the Voice With a Heart,” whose hallmark was crossing musical genre lines, died on Sunday in Nashville. He was 93.

The cause was kidney failure, his companion and caregiver, Janie Boyd, said.

Mr. Wiseman first made his mark in the 1940s playing with bluegrass legends, first as a founding member of Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs’s Foggy Mountain Boys, and then with Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys.

As a sometime lead singer with Monroe’s group, Mr. Wiseman was featured on classics like “Can’t You Hear Me Callin’ ” and “Travelin’ This Lonesome Road.” He appeared as a headlining act on the bluegrass circuit in the 1950s and ’60s.
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NASHVILLE — Fred Foster, the record producer and song publisher who championed the emerging careers of Roy Orbison, Kris Kristofferson and Dolly Parton, died here on Wednesday. He was 87.

His publicist, Martha Moore, said the cause was complications of a stroke.

Mr. Foster’s most enduring early success came as the producer of Roy Orbison’s No. 1 singles “Running Scared” and “Oh, Pretty Woman” in the early 1960s. Along with the likes of “Crying” and “Only the Lonely (Know How I Feel),” all of Mr. Orbison’s hits from this period were issued by Monument Records, the label Mr. Foster established in Washington in 1958 (it took its name from the Washington Monument) and moved to Nashville two years later.
Fred Foster, left, with Roy Orbison in about 1960

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André Previn, who blurred the boundaries between jazz, pop and classical music — and between composing, conducting and performing — in an extraordinarily eclectic, award-filled career, died Thursday morning at his home in Manhattan. He was 89.

His death was confirmed by his manager, Linda Petrikova.

Mr. Previn wrote or arranged the music for several dozen movies and was the only person in the history of the Academy Awards to receive three nominations in one year (1961, for the scores for “Elmer Gantry” and “Bells Are Ringing” and the song “Faraway Part of Town” from the comedy “Pepe”).*

But audiences also knew him as a jazz pianist who appeared with Ella Fitzgerald, among others, and as a composer who turned out musicals, orchestral works, chamber music, two operas and several concertos for his fifth wife, the violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter.
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*This must mean nominations for three different movies. Several people have gotten four noms for the same film (Orson)
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re: Endless Sleep - The Obituary Thread
Man, Anna-Sophie Mutter is a good deal younger than him!...cradle robber!


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Man, Anna-Sophie Mutter is a good deal younger than him!...cradle robber!
What are you muttering about?


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RIP - Sara Romweber of Let’s Active and later of the Dexter Romweber Duo..


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RIP - Sara Romweber
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Sara Romweber, drummer with Let’s Active, Snatches of Pink and the Dex Romweber Duo, has died of a brain tumor, her manager confirmed to Variety. She was 55.

A powerful drummer with a vivacious personality who was well-known on North Carolina’s thriving indie scene, Romweber first rose to mainstream recognition with the ‘80s-era trio Let’s Active, which was led by early R.E.M. coproducer Mitch Easter. The power-pop group enjoyed success on college-radio charts and opened tours for R.E.M. and other acts; Romweber, then in her late teens, played on the group’s 1983 debut EP, “Afoot,” and the 1984 album, “Cypress.”

“I’d write songs and she’d figure out what to do with it, and she could make sense of it. She was a little bit wild, which I liked,” Easter told the Winston Salem Journal.
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Let’s Active
“Every Word Means No“


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RIP Hal Blaine... drummer of Wrecking Crew fame...

One of the greatest drummers, who played on some of the greatest songs of all time..



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RIP Hal Blaine... drummer of Wrecking Crew fame...


Even though it is generally accepted he made the whole "Wrecking Crew" name up to brand himself, this one hurts. That guy hit the skins on at least a thousand fairly well known songs, including at least 40 #1s.

That's "a lot" a lot.



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it is generally accepted he made the whole "Wrecking Crew" name up to brand himself
"The Crew" was apparenf!y being used informally in the '60s.

Motown had the Funk Bros, Muscle Shoals The Swampers and Nashville the A Team (they get a movie yet?). I don't think the NYC baws even have a name.


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I don't think the NYC baws even have a name.


You mean the Asylum guys, Kortchmar, Sklar, Kunkel and those guys?

I think their nickname is "The Section".


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Kortchmar, Sklar, Kunkel
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NYC baws

Cesario Gurciullo was born in Siricusa, Sicily in 1924. At some point he came to the US and changed his name to Gary Chester.

Gary Chester supposedly logged over 15,000 studio sessions over three decades. Gary plays on:

"Save the Last Dance for Me", The Drifters, 1960
"Will You Love Me Tomorrow", The Shirelles, 1961
"Twist and Shout"", The Isley Brothers, 1962
"My Boyfriend's Back", The Angels, 1963
"On Broadway", The Drifters, 1963
"Remember (Walking in the Sand)", The Shangri-Las, 1964
"Walk On By", Dionne Warwick, 1964
"Brown Eyed Girl", Van Morrison, 1967
"Sugar Sugar", The Archies, 1969

I never knew the name of the guy who plays one of my all-time favorite rock and roll drum parts:

Gene Pitney - "It Hurts To Be In Love"

Gary Chester

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NYC baws
Buddy Saltzman

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Four Seasons - "Dawn"
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"Drummer Buddy Saltzman accented the recording with bombastic around the kit fills and ghost notes while never using a cymbal once."
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RIP Dick Dale - I only got to see him once, but it was quite the pleasure...



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Dick Dale, the “King of the Surf Guitar” who formulated the sound and attack of the Southern California-bred instrumental style in the early ‘60s, has died. He was 81.

His bassist, Sam Bolle, confirmed the news to the Guardian.

Dale’s self-released records with his band the Deltones led the way for countless other acts — the Chantays, the Surfaris, Eddie and the Showmen and the Pyramids among them — who emulated his reverb-soaked, “wet” sound and aggressive attack in their own hits.

In his “The Illustrated Discography of Surf Music,” writer and latter-day surf guitarist John Blair described the genesis of Dale’s distinctive and unprecedented sound.

“He attempted to musically reproduce the feeling he had while surfing, and the result of this somewhat nebulous and certainly subjective approach was the surfing music genre,” Blair wrote. “The feeling was one of vibration and pulsification, which he produced by a heavy staccato sound on the low-key strings of his guitar accompanied by a heavy thunder-like beat.”

In his foreword to Blair’s book, southpaw player Dale acknowledged the impact of Fullerton, CA-based guitar and amplifier manufacturer Leo Fender and his designer Freddie Tavares’ equipment on his sound.

“It was the two of them who never gave up as I blew up and destroyed countless amplifiers and speakers, which ultimately led to the creation of the 100 watt Dual Showman [amp],” Dale wrote. “Leo would always say to Freddie, ‘If it can withstand Dick Dale’s barrage of punishment, it is ready for human consumption.’”

Fender built the first left-handed edition of his solid-body Stratocaster model guitar to Dale’s specifications. The musician, who had codified his instrumental approach on the 1961 single “Let’s Go Trippin’,” further refined the surf style by applying Fender’s outboard reverb unit on his trend-setting 1962 45 “Miserlou.”
Dick Dale - ”Let's Go Trippin'”


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RIP - Andre Williams.. R&b/Soul/Garage Rock man...

He died in Chicago yesterday at 82.. Quite a few ties to the NOLA area, as well..



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The Sun Aint Gonna Rise Anymore... RIP Scott Walker (76)


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RIP Rankin Roger of the English Beat and General Public


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João Gilberto, an Architect of Bossa Nova, Is Dead at 88

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João Gilberto, one of the primary creators of bossa nova, the intimate Brazilian music that became a major cultural export, has died. He was 88.

His son, João Marcelo Gilberto, confirmed the death on Facebook, although he did not say where or when Mr. Gilberto died.

Starting with his 1958 single “Chega de Saudade,” Mr. Gilberto, in his late 20s, became the quintessential transmitter of the harmonically and rhythmically complex, lyrically nuanced songs of bossa nova (slang for “new thing” or “new style”), written by Antônio Carlos Jobim, João Donato, Vinicius de Moraes and others.

In the music he recorded from 1958 to 1961 — appearing on the albums “Chega de Saudade,” “O Amor, O Sorriso e a Flor” and “Joao Gilberto” — Mr. Gilberto took strains of Brazilian samba and American pop and jazz and reconfigured them for a new class of young Brazilian city-dwellers, helping to turn bossa nova into a global symbol of a young and confident Brazil.

The music gained particular popularity in the United States, spawning pop hits and even a dance craze. It brought Mr. Gilberto to Carnegie Hall and led to a Grammy Award, given to him and the jazz saxophonist Stan Getz, for a collaborative effort that was named album of the year for 1964 and that produced an enormous hit, “The Girl From Ipanema.”

Mr. Gilberto’s new synthesis replaced samba percussion with guitar-picking figures in offbeat patterns (called by some “violão gago,” or “stammering guitar”). It also conveyed interiority through a singing style that was confiding, subtly percussive and without vibrato.
João Gilberto TV Special (1978)


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