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    January 20, 2012

    R.I.P. Etta James, Blues Queen with San Francisco Roots

    By JESSICA HILO Etta James, the incomparable force behind such hits as "At Last" and "Tell Mama," winner of six Grammys and seventeen Blues Music Awards, died Friday morning in Riverside, Calif. after a lengthy battle with leukemia and dementia. She was 73. James was an integral member of a cult ... More >>

  • Music

    December 20, 2006

    It Was a Year Of ...

    Well, lots of things, actually

  • Music

    February 11, 2004

    We All Scream

    For Bing Ji Ling! San Francisco's very own blue-eyed-soul-singing ice cream pimp.

  • News

    April 23, 2003

    Boogie for a New Millennium

    Zakiya Hooker preserves the legacy of her father, blues legend John Lee Hooker, plans her own musical career -- and tries to keep tradition from suffocating both

  • Music

    January 1, 2003

    Preaching to the Unconverted

    Martin Luther wants to save your soul -- music, that is

  • Music

    May 30, 2001

    Down So Long

    Morose singer/ songwriter Mark Eitzel delivers his best solo record, informed by -- gasp! -- upbeat electronica

  • Music

    November 8, 2000

    Second-Time Strut

    One of the funkiest bands ever searches for closure, two decades after its last show

  • Music

    November 11, 1998

    He'll Be There

    Willie Hutch wrote one of the greatest songs ever, but he ain't done yet

  • Music

    May 13, 1998

    What Does Your Soul Look Like

    Chico DeBarge and the search for a new Marvin Gaye

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