Global Briefing: Aug. 13, 2001

Dead Musicians Society

Recording artists sardonically observe that in their business, nothing succeeds like death. For better or worse, a musician's demise often means more sales. Record companies are hoping that trend holds for three giants who have died in the past six weeks. Music Club has released John Lee Hooker...Is Hip: His Greatest Hits by the legendary Mississippi blues guitarist. Country guitar god Chet Atkins' new release, A Master and His Music, is on the BMG/RCA label. No postmortem releases by trumpeter and Latin-jazz innovator Chico O'Farrill have been announced, but his greatest stuff is on Cuban Blues: Chico O'Farrill...

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