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Quincy Jones

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    September 15, 2014

    Sampling Joe Sample's Album Credits: 1964-75

    Anyone who follows jazz or has much sense of Houston's music history knows that Joseph Leslie Sample, who passed away Friday night after a losing battle with lung cancer, is a giant. But Sample was not simply a virtuoso pianist, a prolific composer and one of the inventors of jazz-funk via the Crusa ... More >>

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    August 21, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: DJ Squincy Jones, "If It Jams, I Play It!"

    Who? Shane Rector is Houston born and raised, and has been DJing under the name of Squincy Jones in the city for about 14 years. "I came up playing Aerosol Warfare parties, RockBox, Speakerboxx, Raise It Up, and Gritsy," he says. "If it jams, I play it!" Home Base? The Arcade, aka his "sad" apart ... More >>

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    April 24, 2014
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    April 16, 2014

    Five Better Producers for Michael Jackson's New Album

    No one was more disappointed than I was with the fact that producers were deciding to capitalize on unreleased Michael Jackson material with the album Michael just one year after the King of Pop passed away. It was a crass, money-making maneuver, and the album showed it. They're doing it again this ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013

    New Doc Tunes Into "The Greatest Ears in Town"

    What do Aretha Franklin, the Bee Gees, Norah Jones, the Rascals, Willie Nelson, Phil Collins, Dr. John, Barbra Streisand, Chaka Khan, the Average White Band, and Hall & Oates have in common? Not much, musically. But they all made records, and some of their most memorable, in the studio with Arif M ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    For Once, the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Got It Right

    Despite being sick and hacking up more different colors of phlegm than there are Power Rangers, I needed to certify that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame wasn't completely mad for its incoming inductees. Rewind: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Set To Induct Rush, Heart, Donna Summer, and Public Enemy Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    The 10 Best Guest Appearances On Other People's Songs

    Have you ever had one of those moments when, you're listening to a song and hear something familiar, like maybe a familiar voice or wonder, "Okay, who is really playing this particular instrument?" Many times a band or an artist will guest star on a recording. Sometimes it's a well-known fact, such ... More >>

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    July 20, 2012

    Meet the 2012 HPMA Showcase Nominees: The Suffers

    Rocks Off reached out to the artists playing this year's Houston Press Music Awards showcase Sunday, August 5, and asked them to introduce themselves. Here's what they sent back. Catch up with the other showcase nominees and see our the rest of our HPMA coverage Rocks Off: When and where was your ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012
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    April 13, 2012

    Lionel Richie Vs. Chuck Norris: Who Would Win?

    So far the musical comeback of the year has been Lionel Richie, hands down. Last week the Alabama-born crooner's new album in three years, Tuskegee, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with sales of almost 200,000 copies. According to The Hollywood Reporter, if about 185,000 copies of Madonna's MD ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Top 10 Films to Celebrate Black History Month

    In 1926 historian Carter G. Wilson began what was known as Negro History Week in an effort to make the African American story more prevalent in our culture's consciousnesses. The week evolved into an entire month-long celebration and promotion of African American history, which we recognize this mon ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    The Sound of Flight: 6 Local Musicians That Could Announce Flights at Houston Airports

    On Tuesday, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport announced that they will be launching a new program to promote awareness of music native to their region, wherein famous musicians from the area will announce safety procedures and give informational speeches on the airport. In return, the airport wil ... More >>

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    November 28, 2011

    Material World: Music to Rock Your Cyber Monday with Video

    In the late '70s, there was a movie spoof on Friday the 13th called Saturday the 14th. It was about as dumb as you imagine it would be. Well, insert punchline here because Black Friday is over, but we are still smack dab in the middle of Cyber Monday, where instead of being stampeded by rampaging sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Top 20 Throwback TV Theme Songs Part 2

    Only a big dummy wouldn't have this show on the list.​Yesterday, we hit you up with the best ten TV theme songs that didn't quite make the top of our list. We heard a few quibbles from fellow television aficionados, but their cries of frustration were muffled by the sounds of "The LOOOVVE BOA ... More >>

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    September 18, 2011

    ACL Last Night: The One, The Only, Stevie Wonder

    Photos by Marco Torres​Stevie Wonder Austin City Limits Music Festival Bud Light Stage, Zilker Park, Austin September 17, 2011 Stevie Wonder says we're all part of the same family. Saturday night at Austin City Limits, he had about 45,000 (we're guessing) Jesus children of America in the palm ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    Beanz N Kornbread Cook Up Good Weather Muzik

    Marco Torres​When Rocks Off ran into the production duo Beanz N Kornbread at SXSW back in March, we were advised to stay tuned for a big project set to drop sometime this summer. Well the summer is here, and that project is the impressive Good Weather Muzik. We caught up with the team to inqui ... More >>

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    March 14, 2011

    16 City Employees Nabbed for Stealing City's Copper

    HPDArthur Samuel, city employee and alleged copper thief​Sixteen city employees have been charged with stealing copper, because hey, it was there for the taking, we guess. Seven have been arrested so far, HPD says. Investigators got a tip that the workers were selling copper to Latino's Scra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Trade Martin: Stopping The "Mosque At Ground Zero" In Song

    Every day Rocks Off trolls the tubes of you in search of videos to share. If you have something that you think deserves to be video of the day, send a link to jef_rouner at yahoo dot com. ​Now, your daily VJ has been told by the nice people whose checks pay for his daughter's daycare that he ... More >>

  • Film

    November 12, 2009

    Diary of a Sad Black Woman

    Precious pushes the limits of taste, but locates the heart — and hell — of its heroine's struggle.

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    September 18, 2009

    New Orleans Brass Band Invades Big Top Tomorrow

    ​In a late and welcome addition to the Big Top Lounge's calendar, tomorrow night finds the New Orleans Hustlers Brass Band making their Main Street debut. Fans of the Rebirth, Dirty Dozen or Hot 8 brass bands will dig these guys, most of whom settled here after Katrina but have played out more ... More >>

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    March 30, 2009

    Aftermath: Chris Cornell at Warehouse Live

    Photos by Mark C. Austin Timbaland, who produced Chris Cornell's new album Scream, has been making the promotional rounds telling the media he thinks it could make Cornell "the first rock star in the club." Judging by Cornell's prodigious set at Warehouse Live Sunday night - onstage around 10: ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Five Spot: Smoove Up In Ya

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Michael Keith, formerly one-fourth of R&B man-band 112, has released a solo album. (He's not the guy tha ... More >>

  • Music

    September 4, 2008
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    August 27, 2008

    Devin or Quincy Jones - Who's the Real Dude?

    Quincy Jones (left) and Herbie Hancock So I was wanting to cite some lyrics from Quincy Jones’s jam “The Dude,” and I hit up Yahoo’s much-vaunted database of lyrics. Somewhat to my surprise, the song was in there. I clicked on the link and was astonished by what I found. Do you think this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2007

    Drenched in Blog: Happy 25th, Thriller

    If you didn’t already have enough reasons to feel old, tomorrow is the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s Thriller, released December 1, 1982. Thriller still holds or shares several of the music business’s most prestigious records: It’s the best-selling album of all time at more than 104 ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 1, 2007

    Diane Schuur

    A jazz diva swings with the University of Houston Jazz Orchestra

  • Music

    October 12, 2006

    Silk

    Always and Forever

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    September 29, 2005

    Hurricane Mixtape

    Music to drown by

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    May 19, 2005

    Mellow, Chilled-Out Fellow

    The wonder that is Devin the Dude

  • Calendar

    December 16, 2004

    Hail to the King

    SNL writer-comedian T. Sean Shannon pays tribute to a local comic legend: his brother

  • Music

    January 29, 2004

    Scoring the Super Bowl

    NFL Films' music may be stirring, but these songs tell the real story of the big games

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    December 20, 2001

    Fallout From This Year's Houston Press Holiday Party

    John Lomax leaves the paper to pursue singing career after surprise debut

  • Calendar

    December 13, 2001

    All in the Family

    The Shannon Brothers reunite in the name of comedy

  • Music

    April 12, 2001

    He Saw the Light

    Songwriter John Gorka finds it's always darkest before the dawn

  • Calendar

    January 20, 2000

    Miles Behind Her

    Shirley Horn at the Wortham

  • Film

    December 30, 1999

    Disney Lightens Up

    Fantasia/2000 strikes a better balance between serious and comic elements

  • Music

    September 2, 1999

    Soul Brother No. 1

    Top 10 reasons why Ray Charles is a genius

  • Music

    August 26, 1999

    Rap Actor

    LL Cool J rocks microphone, silver screen

  • Music

    January 14, 1999

    Overseas Transmission

    Hip-hop's origins in a German synthesizer?

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    October 1, 1998
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    April 24, 1997

    The Girl in the Glasses

    Nana Mouskouri has the world. So why does she want America?

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    April 17, 1997
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    April 3, 1997
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    January 16, 1997
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    July 25, 1996
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    August 24, 1995

    Bittersweet Pill

    Alanis Morissette has jumped from kiddie crushes to adult angst

  • Music

    May 4, 1995

    Heeeeere's Branford!

    The Tonight show behind him, Branford Marsalis moves to "de-ghettoize" music

  • Music

    January 5, 1995

    In the Room

    Bob Gallarza aims to bring Tejano music into the '90s

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