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18 Aug 2017 // 9:15 AM

Chase & Status - “Love Me More” ft. Emeli Sandé

This is a track built on a formula, but no formula exists to account for Sandé, and her performance is the kind of vocal that you scream along to, tears in your eyes, heart ready to burst.

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11 Aug 2017 // 11:20 AM

Khalid - “Young Dumb & Broke” (Singles Going Steady)

Khalid comes across like De La Soul’s nephew. “Young, Dumb and Broke” manages to be wryly funny and meaningful at the same time.

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8 Aug 2017 // 9:00 AM

Jessie Ware - “Midnight” (Singles Going Steady)

"Midnight" brilliantly balances between an atmospheric R&B dream setting and an upbeat, old-school soul chorus. Some hear "Bennie and the Jets".

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Jimmy Lumpkin and the Revival - ‘Home’ (album stream) (premiere)

Jimmy Lumpkin and the Revival serve up rocking Southern musical melting pot on new album Home.

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Various Artists: Zaire 74 - The African Artists

Perfectly preserved after 43 years, the legendary Rumble in the Jungle's musical pre-show is a knockout in its own right.

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Various Artists: The Complete Loma Singles Vol. 1

These original R&B 45s are treasured among music collectors, and this anthology is the first in the release of all Loma Records' singles.

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The Isley Brothers and Santana: Power of Peace

At a time of great political and social upheaval, Power of Peace positions itself as a message of love and unity over hate and division.

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Rudimental - “Sun Comes Up” feat. James Arthur (Singles Going Steady)

Arthur's laid-back vocal style here is what drives the song from forgettable territory into "I wouldn't turn it off if I heard it on the radio."

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Amai Kuda Y Josephine - “Cave” (video) (premiere)

Amai Kuda Y Josephine offers up soulful roots music depicting love, womanhood, and the human connection to Earth.

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Arthur Alexander: Arthur Alexander

Alexander's music shares an affinity with the gospel-turned-secular R&B that made Sam Cooke, Bobby Womack, and others so damn good. These songs express heart and soul.

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The Dull Blue Lights - “All or Nothing” (single) (premiere)

The Dull Blue Lights shine in the searing and soft-spoken soul of their latest single.

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“Still It Keeps Haunting You”: Thom Bell Revisits the Dionne Warwick Sessions

In an exclusive interview with PopMatters, Grammy-winning producer Thom Bell recalls bringing Dionne Warwick to number one and crafting her critically acclaimed "Track of the Cat".

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20 Jun 2017 // 8:46 AM

For Amy Black, Better Late Than Never

Amy Black is an inspiration for artistic late bloomers.

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Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm: Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm

Robert Cray teams up with Memphis's Hi Rhythm for a supergroup album with no pretensions and all soul.

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Various Artists: Funky Chimes: Belgian Grooves from the ‘70s

The good and the baffling of 1970s Belgium come together for a unique ride through a tiny nation.

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Garland Jeffreys: 14 Steps to Harlem

There are two types of music fans: people who love Garland Jeffreys and people who've never heard of him. His latest album is proof that the legendary artist still has a lot of great music left.

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The Dustbowl Revival - “Call My Name” (audio) (premiere)

The Dustbowl Revival adds a serious dose of soul and funk to their wide-ranging American roots music as one can hear on their new song, "Call My Name".

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The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers - “No Glory” (audio) (premiere) (interview)

The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers are one of the best new Americana groups in a long while. Find out why by checking out their new single "No Glory".

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Raul Midón: Bad Ass and Blind

Eclectic singer/songwriter Raul Midón lives up to being a self-proclaimed badass on Bad Ass and Blind.

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LOAH - “Nothing” (audio) (premiere)

New Irish soul singer LOAH is set to join a rich European soul scene with her brilliant new single "Nothing".

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"The Joshua Tree tour highlights U2's classic album with an epic and unforgettable new experience.

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