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Michael Ray remembers Clifford Adams

Michael Ray remembers Clifford Adams

 

Clifford Adams



He was my closest and best friend on the planet. 

We played together in our neighborhood band the VSQs, we played together, with The Stylistics and with Kool & the Gang. He was such an energetic player.

I stay in touch with his sisters. 

I still grief for him.



Mike Ray and Cliff Adams

They don't stand still, do they? Trenton natives Mike and Cliff perform together.





Clifford Adams, October 8, 1952-January 12, 2015





Enjoy the New Jersey heroes!


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Remembering Cleo Brown

Musicians' Corner remembers Cleo Brown


 

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Musicians' Corner remembers Cleo Brown



Cleo Brown, the first female instrumentalist who was honored with the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship.






Cleo Brown, December 8, 1909 - April 15, 1995

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Remembering Clifford Brown

Musicians' Corner remembers Clifford Brown


Clifford Brown

Musicians' Corner remembers Clifford Brown


Max Roach talks vividly about Clifford Brown



Clifford Brown, October 30, 1930-June 26, 1956 

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Remembering John Coltrane

Musicians' Corner remembers John Coltrane

John Coltrane

Musicians' Corner remembers John Coltrane


An interview with John Coltrane from 1965




John Coltrane, September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967

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Remembering Barry White

Musicians' Corner remembers Barry White

Barry White

Musicians' Corner remembers Barry White


"Let The Music Play"


A VH1-documentary about and interview with Barry White




Barry White, September 12, 1944 – July 3, 2003



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Remembering Tiny Grimes

Musicians' Corner remembers Tiny Grimes




Musicians' Corner remembers Tiny Grimes



Lloyd Tiny Grimes, July 7, 1916 – March 4, 1989

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Remembering Eric Dolphy

Eric Dolphy

Eric Dolphy, The Last Date:






Eric Dolphy, June 20, 1928 – June 29, 1964

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Remembering Prince

The Symbol
Musicians' Corner remembers Prince



Classic Prince interview:





A conversation with Kim Berry, Prince' hair stylist:



NPG members who have spoken here on Musicians' Corner so far:


KAT DYSON


PHILIP LASSITER


LIV WARFIELD



PRINCE ROGERS NELSON, June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016. Rest in Power. We miss you.

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Remembering Fats Waller

Musicians' Corner remembers Fats Waller

Fats Waller


Yass, yass, yass - remembering Fats Waller.





Thomas Wright Fats Waller, May 21, 1904 – December 15, 1943

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Remembering Jimmy Ruffin


Jimmy Ruffin
Musicians' Corner remembers Jimmy Ruffin



What becomes of the broken hearted missing the many, many - many people in music whom we have lost?





Jimmy Ruffin, May 7, 1936 – November 17, 2014

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Remembering Bernie Worrell

Musicians' Corner remembers Bernie Worrell



Bernie Worrell
Musicians' Corner remembers Bernie Worrell


An interview with Bernie Worrell



Bernie Worrell, April 19, 1944 – June 24, 2016

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Major congrats to Pulitzer Prize Winner Kendrick Lamar!

Musicians' Corner congratulate Kendrick Lamar


Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for "Damn", and makes history, as this heavy award generally goes to contemporary classical music and jazz music.


Pulitzer Prize-winning music:


A bit more info on the award:

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Remembering Don Myrick

Musicians' Corner remembers Don Myrick

Don Myrick

Musicians' Corner remembers Don Myrick


Remembering Don Myrick's wonderful contribution to music and tragic passing over at the hands of a police officer.







Donald Myrick, April 6, 1940 – July 30, 1993

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Remembering Lightnin' Hopkins

Musicians' Corner remembers Lightnin' Hopkins



Lightnin Hopkins album cover, fragment
Musicians' Corner remembers Lightnin' Hopkins


Lightnin' (Sam) Hopkins answering a question



Lightnin' Hopkins, March 15, 1912 – January 30, 1982

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Remembering James Reese Europe

James Reese Europe

Musicians' Corner remembers James Reese Europe


A few of the reasons why we need to remember James Reese Europe, presented in this excellent video:



James Reese Europe, February 22, 1881–May 10, 1919

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Remembering Natalie Cole

Musicians' Corner remembers Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole
Musicians' Corner remembers Natalie Cole


Natalie Cole talks about music important to her.



Natalie Cole, February 6, 1950 – December 31, 2015

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Remembering William Powell

William Powell

Musicians' Corner remembers William Powell


"How Time Flies" - The O'Jays


Classic O'Jays "Back Stabbers"


The O'Jays inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 - William Powell posthumously.



William Powell, January 20, 1942 – May 26, 1977

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Remembering David Bowie

Musicians' Corner remembers David Bowie

David Bowie
Musicians' Corber remembers David Bowie



David Bowie gets philosophical in this interview from French tv.



David Bowie, 8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016

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Remembering June Pointer

Musicians' Corner remembers June Pointer

June Pointer

Musicians' Corner remembers June Pointer



The Pointer Sisters live 1975, opening with their rendition of "Salt Peanuts", and taking the audience on a small tour around a music universe.



June Pointer, November 30, 1953 – April 11, 2006

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Remembering Ray Collins

Ray Collins remembered

Musicians' Corner remembers Ray Collins


A nice tribute video to the Mothers of Invention - singer



Ray Collins, November 19, 1936 – December 24, 2012

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Remembering Mack Rice

Mack Rice

"Respect Yourself" and remember Mack Rice...  :-)



Mack Rice, November 10, 1933 – June 27, 2016

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Remembering Dizzy Gillespie - 100

Musicians' Corner remembers Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzie Gillespie


Remembering the great Dizzy Gillespie on his 100d birthday.




Dizzy Gillespie, October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993

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Remembering Melvin Franklin

Musicians' Corner remembers Melvin Franklin

Melvin Franklin

Musicians' Corner remembers Melvin Franklin





Melvin Franklin, October 12, 1942 – February 23, 1995

Remembering Robert Brookins

Robert Brookins

Musicians' Corner remembers Robert Brookins





Robert Brookins, October 7, 1962 – April 15, 2009

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Remembering Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston

Musicians' Corner remembers Whitney Houston


Remembering Whitney Houston on the day that should have been her birthday.

A 1999 interview



Whitney Houston, August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012

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Remembering Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell

Musicians' Corner remembers Chris Cornell


Remembering Chris Cornell on what should have been his 53d birthday.

See this interview by NYT: https://youtu.be/Pz59MUdN5TA



Chris Cornell, July 20, 1964 – May 18, 2017

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The state of affairs exemplified - Annie Lennox 'discovered' by radio producer


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From time.com



You don't know if you should laugh or cry, but as you are pondering which way to go with that you are already chuckling!

The state of affairs in and around this industry can be tragicomical.

Most music journalists really don't know music anymore - and it's not even a requirement. And the 'talent scouts' don't either. Etc! 

The tip of the iceberg of this situation makes headlines in general media as a radio producer 'discovers' Annie Lennox.


READ ABOUT IT AT time.com

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Remembering Heavy D - 50

Heavy D

Musicians' Corner remembers Heavy D


Remembering Heavy D on his 50'th birthday. Listen to an interview with him: https://youtu.be/_5Gdr9fA-1M




Heavy D,  May 24, 1967 – November 8, 2011

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Remembering Ella Fitzgerald - 100

Ella Fitzgerald
Musicians' Corner remembers Ella Fitzgerald


An interview from 1974: https://youtu.be/dunLgfk3XWI



Ella Fitzgerald: April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996

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Remembering Lou Reed

Musicians' Corner's Quote section quotes artists talking about music, and listens to tunes


Musicians' Corner remembers Lou Reed



Lou Reed, March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013

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