Mark After Dark w/Eric Moore and The Godz (Tribute)
"Having had the opportunity to interview Eric Moore, of The Godz, I truly appreciate both Eric and John Gard for keeping me up-to-date on what's going on, musically. I've been a fan for years, and Eric and John are still as down to earth, as they've ever been. Today, I received an autographed CD, and I'm sharing it with you. “Let the ugliness reign!” ~Mark After Dark
Clydie King, Unsung Backup Singer for Ray Charles and Bob Dylan, Dead at 75
“She was my ultimate singing partner,” says Dylan. “No one ever came close. We were two soulmates”
By DAVID BROWNE
Clydie King, whose earthy, gospel-rooted voice was heard on dozens of rock classics, including the Rolling Stones’ “Tumbling Dice” and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama,” died on Monday at 75. Her friend Rudy Calvo confirmed the singer’s death to Rolling Stone. The cause of death was complications of a blood infection received during dialysis treatment, per the New York Times. Along with Merry Clayton, Venetta Fields and Shirley Matthews, King was one of the most in-demand backup and session singers of her time. “I don’t remember all the people who I sung for,” she said in a 1971 interview in which she estimated she’s sung on 300 records by then. In addition to several tracks on Exile on Main St., the list included hits like Linda Ronstadt’s “You’re No Good,” Arlo Guthrie’s “City of New Orleans,” Graham Nash’s “Chicago,” and Elton John’s “The Bitch Is Back.” King also sang on albums by Steely Dan, Humble Pie, Joe Walsh, Phil Ochs, Carly Simon, Neil Diamond and Ringo Starr as well as the soundtrack to Barbra Streisand’s A Star Is Bornremake. (King appeared in the film as well as one of the Oreos alongside Fields.)
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Denise LaSalle, Singer and Writer of Earthy Songs, Dies at 78
By Terence McArdle
January 14, 2018
Denise LaSalle, a Hall of Fame soul and blues singer and songwriter whose earthy lyrics and sexually explicit stage patter made her an enduring presence in predominantly black clubs and theaters, died Jan. 8 at a hospital in Jackson, Tenn. She was 83. Her husband, James E. Wolfe Jr., confirmed the death but did not give a cause. In October, Ms. LaSalle underwent a leg amputation because of complications from a fall. Ms. LaSalle's million-selling ballad "Trapped by a Thing Called Love," produced by Al Green's arranger Willie Mitchell, topped the Billboard rhythm-and-blues chart in 1971.
But Ms. LaSalle found her greatest niche writing and performing songs that dealt frankly and humorously with sex, such as "Don't Jump My Pony" (1992) and "A Lady in the Street" (1983), which featured the refrain, "I can be a lady in the streets and freaky in the bedroom." When singing about matters of the heart and the bedroom, Ms. LaSalle did not spare the men in her audience. She called them out for mediocre lovemaking ("Dip, Bam, Thank You Maam") and promiscuity ("Your Husband Is Cheating On Us") — and even offered explicit advice on their amorous technique ("Snap, Crackle and Pop"). "There are a lot of ladies out there that would like to say the things to men that I sing, but they haven't got the nerve, so I give them the nerve — buy the record, go home, put it on, play it over and over again, make him mad as hell," she told Living Blues magazine in 1992.
Daryl Dragon, Captain of Captain & Tennille, dead at 76
NEW YORK (AP) — Daryl Dragon, the cap-wearing "Captain" of Captain & Tennille who teamed with then-wife Toni Tennille on such easy listening hits as "Love Will Keep Us Together" and "Muskrat Love," died Wednesday. He was 76.
Dragon died of renal failure at a hospice in Prescott, Arizona, according to spokesman Harlan Boll. Tennille was by his side.
Dr Hook's Ray Sawyer dies aged 81
Dr. Hook (shortened from Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show in 1975) was an American rock band, formed in Union City, New Jersey. They enjoyed considerable commercial success in the 1970s with hit singles including "Sylvia's Mother", "The Cover of 'Rolling Stone'" (both 1972), "Only Sixteen" (1975), "A Little Bit More" (1976), "Sharing the Night Together" (1978), "When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman" (1979), "Better Love Next Time" (1979), and "Sexy Eyes" (1980). In addition to their own material, Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show performed songs written by the poet Shel Silverstein.
The band had eight years of regular chart hits, in the United States, where their music was played on top-40, easy listening, and country music outlets, and throughout the English-speaking world including the UK, Canada and South Africa. Their music spanned several genres, mostly novelty songs and acoustic ballads in their early years; their greatest success came with their later material, mostly consisting of disco-influenced soft rock, which the band recorded under the shortened name Dr. Hook.
Jazz singer Nancy Wilson dead at 81
OS ANGELES — Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning “song stylist” and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died. Wilson, who retired from touring in 2011, died after a long illness at her after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert community near Joshua Tree National Park, her manager and publicist Devra Hall Levy told The Associated Press late Thursday night. She was 81. Follow link, to read full story....https://pix11.com/2018/12/13/jazz-singer-nancy-wilson-dead-at-81/?fbclid=IwAR3Kosc6JpP52l1CY6Lxq-EGVbqZLspeuwy94rEBOfMhww9j7KOuMQXJpeA
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