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Sunday, June 29 2008

20 Questions: Deborah Bonham

Sweetly soulful and powerful (think Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin), blues-rock singer-songwriter Deborah Bonham chats with PopMatters 20 Questions about Paul Rodgers, a beautiful ex-racehorse named Jack, and other inspirations in her life and music.


Thursday, May 22 2008

Cocoa Tea: Reggae Anthology: The Sweet Sound of Cocoa Tea

Two-disc retrospective of one of the most enduring and influential artists in reggae over the last 30 years.


Tuesday, May 13 2008

Babylon Circus: Dances of Resistance

Footage of the group's live performances shows seas of people shaking their arms, and after listening to Dances of Resistance nothing in that picture feels exaggerated.


Friday, April 11 2008

Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk uncorks nasty funk


Wednesday, March 26 2008

The Lions: Jungle Struttin’

L.A. managed to pull off a decent old school reggae album. I guess not all of that smog is pollution.


Thursday, March 13 2008

Erykah Badu: New Amerykah

We're starring in an ongoing blockbuster movie and Erykah Badu releases Part One of the score, with hip-hop and '70s soul. Right on, Mama! So can you dig it?


Friday, February 29 2008

Yet another Marley — Ky-Mani — makes his mark in music


Thursday, November 15 2007

Standing Under Stars: An Interview with Rahsaan Patterson

The innovative soul stylist tested the concept of God and what did he find? Patterson talks to PopMatters.


Thursday, October 25 2007

The Temptations are turning back the hands of time


Various: The Rough Guide to Latin Funk (Capsule Reviews) [18.Oct.07]
Various: Gypsy Caravan (Reviews) [9.Sep.07]
Dephazz: Days of Twang (Capsule Reviews) [3.Sep.07]
Reflections: Motown in 1967 (Features) [16.Aug.07]
Various Artists: Furry Selection (Reviews) [14.Aug.07]
Eccodek: Voices Have Eyes (Capsule Reviews) [16.May.07]
Stephen Marley: Mind Control (Reviews) [19.Apr.07]
Macy Gray: Big (Reviews) [12.Apr.07]
Punk professor online (Crazed by the Music) [5.Apr.07]
The Marleys and Mind Control (Columns) [4.Apr.07]
In Memoriam: James Brown (Reviews) [22.Mar.07]
Lewis Taylor: The Lost Album (Reviews) [28.Feb.07]
Soul Power (Features) [2.Jan.07]
Gerald LeVert: Stroke of Genius (Reviews) [4.Dec.03]
Gerald Levert: Gerald’s World (Reviews) [17.Sep.01]
Macy Gray: The Id (Reviews) [17.Sep.01]
Gerald Levert: G (Reviews) [7.Mar.00]
Gerald Levert: G (Reviews) [31.Dec.94]
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