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In Memoriam

Honoring some in the music world—many legends, some lesser known—who died in 2016.

Pop/R&B

The super-creatives: David Bowie, Prince, and Leonard Cohen.

Sharon Jones, soul singer; Glenn Frey (the Eagles); Bernie Worrell, keyboards (Parliament-Funkadelic); Alan Vega (Suicide); Billy Paul, (“Me and Mrs. Jones”); Maurice White (Earth Wind & Fire); Dan Hicks (Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks); Paul Kantner, founder, and Signe Anderson, first vocalist (Jefferson Airplane); Kay Starr, vocalist; Clarence Reid aka Blowfly; Keith Emerson, rock keyboardist; Wayne Jackson (the Memphis Horns); Joan Marie Johnson (the Dixie Cups); Bobby Vee, pop singer; Leon Russell, keyboardist, singer, composer; Greg Lake (King Crimson, Emerson Lake & Palmer); George Michael, singer, songwriter, record producer; Natalie Cole, vocalist (late 2015).

Folk/Roots/Blues/International

Merle Haggard, country giant; Ralph Stanley, bluegrass pioneer; Guy Clark, singer & songwriter; Dave Swarbrick, English fiddler (Fairport Convention); Papa Wemba, Congolese rumba and soukous star; Amjad Sabri, Pakistani qawaali singer; Lonnie Mack, guitarist; Glen Yarbrough, folk singer; Fred Hellerman, the Weavers; Prince Buster, reggae; Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural, Jr. (Buckwheat Zydeco); Oscar Brand, folksinger, radio host; Jean Shepard, country singer.

Jazz

Bobby Hutcherson, vibraphone master; Mose Allison, singer, pianist, composer; Toots Thielemans, jazz harmonica; Ernestine Anderson, chanteuse; Joe Temperley, baritone sax; Paul Bley, jazz pianist; Nana Vasconcelos, percussionist; Gato Barbieri, saxophonist; Rudy Van Gelder, Blue Note engineer; Connie Crothers, pianist.

Classical

Pauline Oliveros, composer, performer; Pierre Boulez, composer and conductor; Denise Duval, soprano; Stephen Stucky, composer; Nicolas Harnoncourt, conductor; Neville Marriner, conductor; Peter Maxwell Davies, composer; Brian Asawa, countertenor; Zoltán Kocsics, pianist.

& Other Contributors

George Martin, producer; Phil Chess, co-founder, Chess Records;  Marni Nixon, film soundtrack vocalist; Chips Momam, Memphis & Nashville producer, songwriter, guitarist; Don Buchla, synthesizer pioneer; Elizabeth Swados, composer of musicals; Charmian Carr, “I am Sixteen” (Sound of Music).

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Warren Wolf CD Raffle

Vibraphonist Warren Wolf, hailing from Baltimore, will be bringing his Jazz Ensemble (featuring vibes, piano, bass, drums, plus vocalist Imani Grace Cooper) to Westminster Church, at 400 I Street, SW, on Friday, January 6. If you haven’t been to the regular Friday night concerts at the “jazz church,” this is a fine opportunity to listen to some great music (and eat some fine soul food).

This past June, Mr. Wolf released Convergence (Mack Avenue Records, $17.98), featuring a powerhouse quartet: Brad Mehldau on piano, Christian McBride on bass, and Jeff “Tain” Watts on drums.

For a chance to win a copy of the CD, please email agoldinger@politics-prose.com , with WOLF in the subject field.

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