MI2N
Music Industry News Network
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
Subscribe to Mi2N's Free Newsletters B2N (business) i2N (indie)
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Career Announcements (more headlines) 07-04-2014

The Rhythm & Blues Foundation Mourns Loss Of Two Pioneer Award Winners

Bookmark and Share

The Rhythm & Blues Foundation wishes to express its sorrow over the loss of two of its Pioneer Award winners, Bobby Womack and Little Jimmy Scott. Both artists represented the genre of Rhythm and Blues music at the highest level and will forever be remembered for their outstanding vocal recordings which were truly one of a kind.

Damon Williams, Chairman of the R&B Foundation stated: "Bobby Womack and Little Jimmy Scott represent what's great about the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award. These were two incredibly talented men who worked their tail off and paid their dues so that contemporary artists after them could learn and benefit from their works. We are saddened by the loss of two of our Pioneer Award winners but encouraged that their memory and legacy will live on forever."

Bobby Womack was a recipient of the R&B Foundation's Pioneer Award in 1996 rounding out a class that included such notables as Bo Diddley, The Cadillac's, Johnny Taylor and The Isley Brothers. An absolute pioneering artist, musician, songwriter and producer, Bobby Womack has influenced generations of artists and musicians worldwide. From signature songs like "If You Think Your Lonely Now" to the iconic soul classic "Across 110th Street, Bobby's soulful vocals are legendary.

Little Jimmy was a recipient of the R&B Foundation's Pioneer Award at the first ceremony in 1989, along with Lavern Baker, Charles Brown, Ruth Brown, The Clovers, Etta James, Percy Sledge and Mary Wells. In 1990, Little Jimmy performed at the Kennedy Center to honor the R&B Foundation at an event hosted by the Congressional Arts Caucus and the Congressional Black Caucus. Little Jimmy was beloved by his many fans and admired by music royalty such as B.B. King, Marvin Gaye, Bonnie Raitt, Quincy Jones and many others.

The Rhythm & Blues Foundation is the only non-profit organization solely dedicated to preserving Rhythm & Blues music and celebrating the artists who created it. www.rhythm-n-blues.org.

The Rhythm & Blues Foundation's Pioneer Awards Program has recognized over 150 legendary artists whose lifelong contributions have been instrumental in the development of Rhythm & Blues music. The award honors the career achievements of solo artists, vocal groups, songwriters and producers who are nominated and selected by members of our board of directors. As part of the Pioneer Awards, most recipients receive an honorarium. Since 1989, the Pioneer Awards Program has given over $1.5 million to worthy honorees and will continue to celebrate legendary Rhythm & Blues artists.

Contributions to the Rhythm and Blues Foundation can be sent to:

Rhythm & Blues Foundation
P.O. Box 22438
Philadelphia, Pa. 19101

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rhythm-Blues-Foundation/75545163238
https://twitter.com/ArrandB

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

EVENTIDE ANNOUNCES H9 MAX

Darrell Cole's "Swahili" Fights Negative African Stereotypes

Churchill-Nash Records Releases Karl W. Davis & The Sweetpeas "IT'S HIGH TIME" EP

Atlanta Rapper *L.O.* Drops New Debut Album - The Good, The Bad, And The Gifted The Bad Volume 1

Gauge Introduces ECM-80 Vocal Microphone

Natalie Brown Releases "This Christmas" EP In Time For The Holidays

ABANDONED SOULS - NEW CD, "INSIGHTFUL MINDS AT EASE"

Rising Young Star Craig James Releases Debut Single, "(Maw Maw) Why Her?" Produced By Arden Lo



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» Record-Breaking Year At The Greek Theatre Under Nederlander Concerts Management
» The DJ Party 3.0 With Hercules Universal DJ
» Warner Music Group And Tencent Enter Groundbreaking Strategic Partnership In China
» Robert Kramer Guarantees "Strange Times" For New Music Videos
» IDOL OF FEAR Streaming Full Album 'All Sights Affixed, Ablaze' On Metal Nation Radio Due Out Nov. 18th
» Universal Music Appoints Dickon Stainer As President And Chief Executive Officer Of Global Classics
» A New Economy Based On Sharing And Collaboration Launches On Indiegogo.
» The Ultimate Seminar Returns For 2014
» LEGENDARY SINGERS OF CHRISTMAS SONGS CELEBRATED IN NEW MUSICAL TRIBUTE
» Taylor Swift, Global Superstar And Record-Breaking Singer-Songwriter, Re-Signs With BMI


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» BMG Signs Worldwide Rights Management Deal With Chinese Music Company Giant Jump
» CMA Gives Snapshot Into Music Discovery Behavior
» How To Manage Your Talent: FIVE Realistic Tips For Success
» Executive Wach: Villanova University School Of Law, Mozart's Estates Theatre, Universal Music Publishing Group, Music Group, HighVolMusic, New West Records
» PRS Guitars Amps Up 30 Years Of Manufacturing
» Spotify Overtakes ITunes In Europe For Kobalt
» Incisors Break Through The Dawn With Their Debut Album On Nov. 28
» The First Chinese Rock Exhibition Launched In Beijing
» CIAM Congress Meets In Nashville To Discuss Music Copyright In The Digital Age
» The Modern Musical Magi Of Beijing
» World's Most Influential Electronic Music Figureheads Head To Asia
» MOCAMIX: DJ Daniel Wang

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2014 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.