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Joan Armatrading

A Day Drinking Exclusive Webisode, Chatting With Glyn Johns, Sam Llanas and Debra Fine, Plus a Premiere by The Cush

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.13.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Debra Fine: Nobody told me how difficult it was to do these things, so we closed on money, we were off and running and putting out products and they were doing well and then the whole CD-ROM market went from $49 for a CD-ROM to about 10 cents.

Dog Ears Music: Born in December

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 02.05.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Elliott Carter, Big Mama Thornton, Maria Callas, Joan Armatrading, and more.

Starlight: A Conversation With Joan Armatrading , Plus a Mika Newton Exclusive, and Bill Levenson Tevisits Duane Allman's Legacy

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.28.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The Ukraine's Mika Newton, signed to American Idol judge & Grammy Award-winning producer Randy Jackson's label earlier this year, has a new Paul Oakenfold remix for her latest single, "Come Out And Play."

50 Years of A&M Records: An Interview With Herb Alpert

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.13.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"If you're prepared for what you'd like to do with the rest of your life and you're putting in the time and are passionate about what you're doing, you have to just stay with it. There's no magic formula for how to get through the maze."

Dog Ears Music: Born in December Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music by Christina Aguilera, Tom Waits, Jim Morrison, Spike Jones, and more.

Joan Armatrading Continues 'Charming Life'

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

"Is she the one that sounds like Tracy Chapman?" That's a question often posed when explaining the musical wonderment of Joan Armatrading.

De-Evolution and Indie Revolution: Conversations With Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh and OK Go's Damian Kulash, Plus Comic-Con Gets Loopz-y

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

There is this cool little gizmo called a "Loopz" that creates sounds and beats depending on the user's physical interaction with it. An entity calling themselves The Loopz Band will be performing at Comic-Con.

Play > Skip: New Music for March 30

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

The Big Music Machine is spitting out the twang and the soul this week. Usher falls short, Erykah Badu funks it up, Gretchen Wilson goes big, and Joan Armatrading comes back.

This Charming Life: A Conversation with Joan Armatrading, Plus Peter Gabriel's Scratch My Back Review, and Jakob Dylan and Manchester Orchestra News

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

In an interview, Joan Armatrading shares some insights with us into her latest album, her career, and, of course, her stint in The New York City Marathon.

HuffPost Reviews: Alice In Chains, Rosanne Cash, Kiss, and more, plus a Brandi Carlile Interview, and This Week's New Albums

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With Layne Staley's death, Alice In Chains was all but done. But fourteen years later, here we are with something that sounds a lot like what the group would have had they returned to the studio a couple years later.

Dog Ears Music: Volume Sixty-Five

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 09.12.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

Singer/songwriter and guitarist Joan Armatrading is one of our most compelling of 20th-century musicians, infusing folk-rock with reggae, jazz, and blues.

HuffPost Reviews: The Annie Lennox Collection/Simply Red 25 - The Greatest Hits

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Spanning seventeen years, a proper Annie Lennox retrospective of her solo material finally arrives -- a mix of grooves, ballads, and two new recordings.

HuffPost Reviews: Van Morrison -- Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl / Asa -- Asa

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With a basic reverence for the original record, Morrison's live arrangements allow for musicians to add new layers of strata though jams, while acknowledging forty years has passed since the original was slated.