Tag: In Memoriam

In Memoriam | Joe Cocker, The Sheffield Soul Shouter | 1944 – 2014

When I heard that John Robert Cocker p/k/a “Joe Cocker” passed away two days before Christmas, my heart broke a little.

In Memoriam | Lena Horne | 1917-2010

On May 9, 2010, Lena Mary Calhoun Horne, professionally known as Lena Horne, passed away.  A talented actress, engaged social activist, and sublime vocalist, Lena Horne was one of the first female jazz vocalists that I fell in love with. I got introduced to Jazz music in middle school at the same time I delved into musical theater.  There was a musical called “Show Boat” (a … Read More In Memoriam | Lena Horne | 1917-2010

In Memoriam | Johnny Cash | 1932-2003

Better known as the “Man in Black”, John R. Cash was born February 26, 1932 and passed on September 12, 2003.  His music has stood the test of time, and he is widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. As stupid as it sounds, I learned about the Man In Black through the movie “Swingers” when we learn … Read More In Memoriam | Johnny Cash | 1932-2003

In Memoriam | Ernie K-Doe | 1936-2001 | How I Was Introduced to “The Emperor of the Universe”

There’s so much music out there these days that unless by some divine intervention, you may never hear some of the best music that’s ever been recorded.  If it weren’t for a bachelor party down in New Orleans, I probably would have never heard of Ernest Kador, Jr. (February 22, 1936 – July 5, 2001), professionally known as Ernie K-Doe. It’s been a few years so I … Read More In Memoriam | Ernie K-Doe | 1936-2001 | How I Was Introduced to “The Emperor of the Universe”