Articles tagged numero group, soul, gospel, cleveland

Melissa Etheridge: MEmphis Rock and Soul

MEmphis Rock and Soul finds Etheridge lacking the secret ingredient that once made these songs timeless classics.

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Lizz Wright Plays Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald’s Centennial Birthday with New Video (premiere)

Lizz Wright celebrates the music of Ella Fitzgerald at a special concert this Saturday, October 22nd at the Apollo Theater in NYC and shares new video.

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Blonde Redhead: Maculin Féminin

With this deluxe reissue, Blonde Redhead's fans will be jumping for joy, albeit probably in a lo-fi, no-frills kind of way.

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The Seshen: Flames & Figures

While there are tracks that stand out, Flames & Figures genuinely suffers from monotony in its attitude and aura.

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Various Artists: Nigeria Soul Fever

Sharp turns and bumpy backroads trace a strange path from polished funk to low-budget disco and back again.

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Bobby Rush: Porcupine Meat

A throwback for the ages, long live Bobby Rush and his funked up soul blues.

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Betty Harris: The Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul

Of course, this is New Orleans music so much of the best stuff has a strong sexual presence. Harris’ excitement is itself exciting.

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Gene & Eddie: True Enough: Gene & Eddie With Sir Joe at Ru-Jac

Omnivore Recordings continues gets it right with latest reissue of the Maryland-based Ru-Jac label.

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Pat Thomas: Coming Home - Original Ghanaian Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1964-1981

Pat Thomas' voice was made for singing, and that's the simple truth.

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“Music Is Up There and You Can’t Touch It”: Macy Gray Talks About Her New Album ‘Stripped’

The soul singer's latest was made with just one microphone and four jazz musicians covering mostly her older hits. Simplicity has its merits.

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30 Sep 2016 // 12:31 PM

The Midnight Pine - “Vice” (video) (premiere)

Shelbi Bennett is a mesmerizing frontwoman with her moving, commanding voice.

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Various Artists: Waxing the Gospel - Mass Evangelism and the Phonograph 1890-1900

A masterpiece of scholarship and curatorship, this collection sets a new standard for the presentation of early recordings.

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Various Artists: Afterschool Special: The 123s of Kid Soul

A collection of kids, pushed by parents or teachers or by their own dreams of pop stardom, aspire to follow in the path of the Jacksons.

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Racializing Rock: The ‘60s and the White Sounds of ‘Pet Sounds’

Pet Sounds is not a racist text, but its impact was racist because it further encoded rock as a white genre, perpetuating the institutionalized prejudice that relegated African Americans to the margins of rock.

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The Frightnrs: Nothing More to Say

As though phoned in from another era, the Frightnrs bring the Daptone aesthetic to rocksteady, in the process creating one of the best albums the genre has to offer.

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22 Sep 2016 // 9:19 AM

Rumer - “Walk on By” (audio) (premiere)

Rumer records a gorgeous tribute to the music of Burt Bacharach and Hal David.

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Robert Glasper Experiment: ArtScience

When we last left the Robert Glasper Experiment, it stood knee-deep in star power with the Black Radio series, featuring everyone from Erykah Badu to

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16 Sep 2016 // 9:45 AM

Sampha - “Blood on Me” (Singles Going Steady)

"Blood on Me" offers a thrilling slice of aural tension and gives yet another reason to keep a close eye on Sampha's solo career

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16 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM

Mndsgn: Body Wash

Mndsgn takes us a on a mind-bending, psychedelic soul and funk trip through the stars.

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Terra Lightfoot: Every Time My Mind Runs Wild

Catchy, soulful, and genuine, Lightfoot’s latest efforts soar just as much as her soulful vocals.

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The Horrors, the Horrors, or Get Your Halloween On

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"This bevy of B or Z horrors upclassed to Blu-ray will help you get scared the old-fashioned way.

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