Monday, November 10 2014
Age has slowed her a bit, but at 75, the gospel great delivers
Friday, October 31 2014
This is a compilation of ‘70s gospel and soul singles that appropriately honors the musicians who made them while offering a crucial glance at the stylistic elements of the American musical tradition.
Friday, October 17 2014
Rhino’s seven CD retrospective box set Soundtracks covers off the bulk of Ry Cooder’s ‘80s film work. Interesting and varied, this is a worthy re-issue.
Wednesday, July 13 2011
Few surprises, but there's no moment of this album that doesn't sound good.
Wednesday, July 6 2011
Tuesday, March 29 2011
Mary Mary make state-of-the-art inspirational R&B, have conflicted feelings about losers.
Wednesday, March 9 2011
Fine picking, vocals that make a mockery of microphone style, and lyrics about trains, tracks, and times past, all filtered through the immediacy of the present and performed under the influence of enthusiasm.
Tuesday, February 22 2011
Do you feel inspired?
Tuesday, July 27 2010
A towering figure in gospel music history, the late Bishop Walter Hawkins not only built an impressive discography that helped shape the contemporary gospel sound, but he also created a body of work that remains central to the black religious experience.
Tuesday, August 11 2009
The guitar licks a smooth path through 50 minutes of gospel and soul, with Yoruba touches dropped in along the way.