Billboard. 11/19/94, Vol. 106 Issue 47, p26. 2/5p. 1 Black and White Photograph.
RADIO broadcasting, RHYTHM & blues music, and CONGRESSES
Reports on developments in the rhythm and blues music business as of November 19, 1994. Posthumous award by Capitol Records to Nat King Cole; Rhino Records' release of the compact disc collection entitled `The R&B Box: 30 Years of Rhythm & Blues (1943-1972)'; Scarface's donation of $5,000 to a flood-relief fund raiser; Schedule of the 17th annual Black Radio Convention.
New York Amsterdam News. 12/23/2010, Vol. 101 Issue 52, p15-15. 2/3p.
AFRICAN American music and RHYTHM & blues music
The discusses the author's reflection of the vintage holiday oriented Black rhythm and blues music. He refers to the iconic Orioles as the best known Black R&B vocal group for their emotional holiday sound such as "Crying in the Chapel" and "Oh, Holy Night." The author thinks that holiday music by Black artists is not complete without Nat King Cole's version of Mel Torme's "The Christmas Song," while he favors Frank Sinatra as the best white performer.
The article presents news briefs related to rhythm and blues music appearing on "Billboard" magazine's retail sales and radio airplay charts as of October 10, 2009. R. Kelly scores his 35th top 10 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with "Number One," featuring Keri Hilson. This brings Kelly past Nat "King" Cole on the all-time list and ties him with Dinah Washington for eighth overall since the R&B chart was established in 1942.
An interview with singer and recording artist Jeffrey Osborne is presented. When asked about his forthcoming jazz music release, he refers to the music records of the American musician and jazz pianist Nat King Cole. He believes that rhythm and blues genre of the music is vanishing from contemporary world. He discusses on the experience of working with music producer George Duke.