Articles tagged numero group, soul, gospel, cleveland

Pearl Reaves and Her Retro R&B: The Magical Obscurity of the Working Artist

A generically labeled 45rpm leads to unforeseen connections between an illegal squat, a ramshackle used record outlet, and an obscure R&B outfit that eventually lands at the Mount Olive Temple of Christ in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

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Terra Lightfoot - ‘New Mistakes’ (album stream) (premiere)

Your new rock ‘n’ roll hero, Terra Lightfoot creates a winning combination of roots genres on her new album New Mistakes.

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ColinResponse - “Something About Your Love” (video) (premiere)

ColinResponse offers up infectious soul that chronicles the artist's love for music.

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Nona Hendryx Inaugurates Joe’s Pub at the Public’s Vanguard Residency Program

Grammy-nominated funk/rock icon will mix music, media, and artists during yearlong programming partnership with Joe’s Pub at the Public in New York.

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Syleena Johnson - “Make Me Yours” (audio) (premiere)

Syleena Johnson goes old school on her new album Rebirth of Soul and shares a new single, a version of Bettye Swann’s biggest hit “Make Me Yours”.

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5 Oct 2017 // 7:37 AM

Ledisi: Let Love Rule

Ledisi sings with emotional swoops. She lets her voice climb the scales and create beats that emphasize strong feelings.

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Nobody But You: A Tribute to Charles Bradley

A tribute to the screaming eagle of love who dies having taken his rightful place as one of the true soul greats

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Various Artists: Soul of a Nation - Afro-Centric Visions in the Age of Black Power

A thought-provoking collection of Afro-centric tracks from the '60s and '70s put together to accompany this summer's show at the Tate Modern in London.

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25 Sep 2017 // 8:13 AM

Paul Weller: Mother Ethiopia

Paul Weller offers a homage to Ethiopian music on latest EP, Mother Ethiopia.

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Charles Bradley’s Voice Full of Love and Hurt: The Interview

Soul master Charles Bradley talks about the painful changes that shaped his latest album and the way that his raw, powerful music helps him transcend heartache.

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Rising Appalachia - ‘Alive’ (album stream) (premiere)

Rising Appalachia create unifying, renewing live music that blends folk and soul sounds from around the world on their new album, Alive.

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Van Morrison: Roll with the Punches

Calling Morrison enigmatic is like calling candy sweet: it’s the defining characteristic. Morrison’s best music has always been complex and mysterious.

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Bruce Sudano - “When Cinderella Dies” (video) (premiere)

Haunting and surreal, “When Cinderella Dies” is the latest video from singer-songwriter Bruce Sudano’s sixth solo album, 21st Century World.

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Bette Smith - “I Found Love” (audio) (premiere)

Brooklyn soul singer Bette Smith is a major new voice in soul music and her single "I Found Love" burns the house down with its incendiary heat.

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‘Soul Survivor’: On Al Green, Coming to Terms With His Powers

This book is a compelling and exhaustively detailed account of a man at peace with his life, a man who may... be pleased with a final exit that sees him keeling over dead in mid-sermon.

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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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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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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

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"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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