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Monday, November 10 2014

Mavis Staples: New York - 4 November 2014

Age has slowed her a bit, but at 75, the gospel great delivers


Friday, October 31 2014

Various Artists: The Soul of Designer Records

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.


Emma Donovan & The PutBacks - “Dawn” EPK (video) (Premiere)

Take an advanced look at the recording process behind the funky forthcoming album by the Australian soul outfit Emma Donovan & The PutBacks.


I’m Rick James’ Bio, Bitch!

The majority of Glow is a blow-by-blow account of the drugs he took and the women he bedded. James either had a great memory, or he took remarkable notes.


Thursday, October 23 2014

The Maytags - “Cassius” (audio) (Premiere)

The neo-soul of the Maytags' latest number, "Cassius", is an inviting sample of what's to come on the group's forthcoming EP, Nova.


Gary Clark Jr.: Live

This disc marks the official arrival of a major talent: clearly steeped in the blues tradition who can shift seamlessly between feedback-frenzied rawness and cool, old school soul and funk.


Wednesday, October 22 2014

Jessie Ware: Tough Love

Jessie Ware supplies more late-night soul on her sophomore effort, an album that finds her subtly expanding her much-lauded R&B sound.


Tuesday, October 14 2014

MoZaic - “Unexpected Turns Part 1: The Prologue” (video) (Premiere)

The brief video for the smooth electro-soul of Mozaic's four-part series "Unexpected Turns" leaves a whole lot of questions unanswered.


Monday, October 13 2014

JW-Jones: Belmont Boulevard

With some luck, we’ll be talking about JW-Jones in the same breath as we do Johnny Winter and Jimmie Vaughan.


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Ariana Grande: Yours Truly (Reviews) [12.Sep.13]
Omar: The Man (Reviews) [6.Sep.13]
Myron & E: Broadway (Reviews) [21.Aug.13]
Alice Russell: To Dust (Reviews) [1.May.13]
Charles Bradley: Victim of Love (Reviews) [3.Apr.13]
Kylie Auldist: Still Life (Reviews) [22.Jan.13]
Belleruche: Rollerchain (Reviews) [19.Aug.12]
Beta Hector: Sunbeam Insulin (Reviews) [20.Oct.11]
Trombone Shorty: For True (Reviews) [11.Oct.11]
Jim Keller: Soul Candy (Capsule Reviews) [11.Oct.11]
Big Harp: White Hat (Reviews) [12.Sep.11]
Syl Johnson: 24 June 2011 - Brooklyn (Notes from the Road) [8.Jul.11]
Warren Haynes: Man in Motion (Reviews) [26.Jun.11]
About Group: Start and Complete (Reviews) [3.May.11]
Empress Hotel: Empress Hotel EP (Reviews) [21.Mar.11]
Bilal: Levels EP (Capsule Reviews) [2.Feb.11]
The Year in Music: January 2010 (Mixed Media) [30.Nov.10]
Gecko Turner: Gone Down South (Capsule Reviews) [3.Nov.10]
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