Articles tagged marc broussard, blues, r&b, funk

Eilen Jewell: Down Hearted Blues

Jewell and company offer pristine versions of wonderful blues tunes from America’s past.

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12 Sep 2017 // 2:15 AM

Lizz Wright: Grace

There is a Southern elegance to the music. One can almost touch the Spanish moss. The songs are frequently languid and sensual.

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Zeshan B Honors Family and Soul Music in Insightful 20 Questions

In which Zeshan Bagewadi expresses his love for his family, soul music, his city of Chicago, and assless chaps.

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The Brill Building, Broadway, and Beyond: R&B and Soul Singer-songwriter Joshie Armstead

Original Ikette and Northern Soul legend Joshie Armstead retraces her journey from Mississippi juke joints to revered music royalty.

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Racing - “Misbehaving” (video) (premiere)

New Zealanders Racing embrace the night life and decadence in new video.

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The Jerry Douglas Band: What If

Dobro wizard Jerry Douglas returns with a virtuosic septet in tow on the jaw-dropping, highly enjoyable What If.

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Various Artists: Inner Peace - Rare Spiritual Funk and Jazz Gems

Collecting rarities from the vaults of Mainstream Records, Inner Peace acts as both a fine showcase for the label’s founder and producer Bob Shad, as well as a shag-carpeted aural time capsule.

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Million Miles - “Ice Cream & Cigarettes” (video) (premiere)

French soul singer Million Miles emerges with a stunning new song announcing the arrival of a new talent.

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Zeshan B Performs Late Night Set at Mercury Lounge After Colbert

Powerful Chicago soul-singer dips into the '60s and '70s while dabbling in Urdu, Punjabi and Italian.

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Conversation Peace: An Interview with Bruce Sudano

While "impostors to the throne" hold court, chart-topping songwriter Bruce Sudano searches for common sense and compassion on 21st Century World.

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Being Human: Rag’n'Bone Man and the Authenticities of Voice

Human fits alongside the works of Alabama Shakes and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, but can Rag'n'Bone Man's distinctive gospel-blues voice find a place on the American charts?

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Dusty Springfield: The Complete Philadelphia Sessions - A Brand New Me

Two recording sessions separated by one album are compiled on this collection to represent the cohesive recordings Dusty Springfield made with production team Gamble and Huff.

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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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Jesse Ed Davis: Red Dirt Boogie - The Atco Recordings 1970-1972

A tight musical structure itself was considered uncool when being free was the highest value. The 19 tracks on this anthology embody this type of loose approach.

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10 Aug 2017 // 11:25 AM

Kendrick Lamar - “LOYALTY.” ft. Rihanna (Singles Going Steady)

Standing on a funky foundation, the beats are intoxicating and the chemistry between Lamar and his co-star, Rihanna, take this to another level.

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Eilen Jewell - “Down Hearted Blues” (audio) (premiere)

Americana's Eilen Jewell realizes a life long dream with her new blues album and a kicking title track.

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Sara Diamond - “Unsure” (video) (premiere)

Montreal pop/soul singer Sara Diamond shares a new video "Unsure" about the uncertainties in trying to form romantic relationships.

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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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Various Artists: Rough Guide to Ragtime Blues

Listeners looking for an entryway to this early offshoot of the blues, or anyone curious about the roots and influences of Jack White and Pokey LaFarge, would do well with this compilation.

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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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"For their ninth studio album, acclaimed Malian duo Amadou & Miriam integrate synths into their sound while displaying an overt love of Pink Floyd.

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