Carole King & Grammy Award
Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. A Grammy Award (originally called Gramophone Award) – or Grammy – is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry./5
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Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Carole King, who is the 2013 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, performs at the White House May 28. The concert is broadcast online (beginning at 7 PM ET) and on PBS (beginning at 8 PM ET).
I am happy to report that Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins, the iconoclastic blues singer and guitarist who made Houston his home for most of his life, will be honored alongside Glenn Gould, Charlie Haden, Carole King, Patti Page, Ravi Shankar and the Temptations with the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 Grammy Award show. (Thanks to my sister Rachel Dvoretzky for keeping me up to date on the important stuff.)
"Jazzman" is a 1974 song performed by Carole King, from her album Wrap Around Joy. King provided the sheet music for the song, while David Palmer (formerly of Steely Dan) wrote the lyrics. The song is best known for its lengthy saxophone solos, performed by Tom Scott, while King sings an ode to "the Jazzman" and the effect he has on her. Curtis Amy, saxophonist, composer, and former musical director for the Ray Charles band, was the "jazz man" of the song. The single quickly rose to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in August 1974. The song also reached No. 4 on the Billboard easy listening chart. The B-side of the "Jazzman" single was "You Go Your Way, I'll Go Mine." The song was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1975 in the category Best Female Pop Vocal performance, losing out to Olivia Newton-John's song "I Honestly Love You". "Jazzman" was prominently featured in the Simpsons episode "'Round Springfield", in which Lisa Simpson sings the vocals while her friend Bleeding Gums Murphy plays the saxophon ...
Video on msnbc.com: Music legend and Grammy Award winner Carole King joins Morning Joe to discuss her new memoir "A Natural Woman." King talks about her storied musical career, what it was like hearing Aretha Franklin sing "Natural Woman" and meeting John Lennon.
"You've Got a Friend" is a Grammy Award winning song written by Carole King but made famous by James Taylor's cover version.
Video on msnbc.com: Grammy Award-winning musician Carole King talks about her struggle as a woman in the music industry and the current national dialogue in politics about women.
The heated partisan debate over the environment: Grammy Award-winning musician Carole King joins the NOW panel t...
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