Johnny Adams, an R&B and jazz singer with a considerable vocal range
who scored the hits "Hell Yes I Cheated," "Release Me" and "Reconsider Me"
in the late '60s, died Tuesday at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton
Rouge, La., after a long battle with cancer. He was 67. Known as "the Tan
Canary," Adams started off in gospel but comfortably sang songs from the
worlds of country, R&B and jazz throughout his career.