Articles tagged numero group, soul, gospel, cleveland

13 Oct 2014 // 12:30 PM

JW-Jones: Belmont Boulevard

With some luck, we’ll be talking about JW-Jones in the same breath as we do Johnny Winter and Jimmie Vaughan.

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King Khan and the Shrines Play KEXP (video)

Psychedelic soul band King Khan and the Shrines played an incindiery show on KEXP back in March and today the radio station has released the videos on YouTube.

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Kindred the Family Soul: A Couple Friends

Soulful duo Kindred the Family Soul retain the refined persona of R&B on latest album A Couple Friends.

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The Souljazz Orchestra: Inner Fire

Eclectic, showing an appealing musical restlessness, Inner Fire is both enjoyable and exceptional.

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15 Apr 2014 // 2:14 AM

Sam Cooke’s “Tennessee Waltz”: A Cultural Geography

With his rendition of "Tennessee Waltz" for his 1964 Copacabana shows, Sam Cooke proceeded to do the impossible: he made the waltz swing.

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25 Mar 2014 // 11:03 AM

Kelis - “Rumble” (video)

The long-awaited new album from Kelis, Food releases April 22nd via Ninja Tune. Here is the soul diva's latest video, featuring some groovy and bluesy guitar licks. 2014 is looking to be an amazing year for soul music.

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28 Oct 2013 // 2:06 AM

John Newman: Tribute

The best new soul singer in a good long while has emerged from the Yorkshire Dales. Get ready. It's John Newman's world, we just live in it.

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To the Queen, With Love: Donna Summer Revisited, Day 2

Today brings part two of our Donna Summer special. In the clubs and on the airwaves, Summer remains a vital force. PopMatters celebrates the hits that spawned a revolution in dance music.

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Sandra Phillips - ‘Too Many People in One Bed’ (album stream) (PopMatters Premiere)

Sandra Phillips is now best known as a Broadway performer and film/TV actor, but once upon a time, she was a budding soul star.

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Ariana Grande: Yours Truly

With a nostalgic approach that captures the best elements of '90s R&B and '50s doo-wop, the newest Nickelodeon-turned-pop star, Ariana Grande has created an impressive debut that sets her apart from her peers.

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Janelle Monáe: The Electric Lady

A redrawing of black, gender and female sexual politics for the 21st century on this brilliantly realised album by one of the world's most innovative and important musicians.

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Various Artists: The South Side of Soul Street (The Minaret Soul Singles)

Listeners who enjoy deep soul will find a fresh fix.

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Tedeschi Trucks Band: Made Up Mind

Made Up Mind is a brilliant throwback without ever truly sounding anachronistic.

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6 Sep 2013 // 3:01 AM

Omar: The Man

Omar continues to look to the '70s for musical inspiration.

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21 Aug 2013 // 11:02 PM

Myron & E: Broadway

Myron & E incorporate some indie pop-sounding strings into their brand of '60s soul.

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Counterbalance No. 137: Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Super Fly’

Darkest of night with the moon shining bright, there's a set goin' strong, lotta things goin' on. The 137th most acclaimed album of all time has an air of great power. The dudes have envied it for so long. Curtis Mayfield's masterpiece is this week's Counterbalance.

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Clairy Browne and the Bangin’ Rackettes: Baby Caught The Bus

The pull of old soul and R&B has extended all the way to Australia.

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Otis Redding: The Complete Stax/Volt Singles Collection

This sprawling new box featuring every A- and B-side Redding produced is a must for any fan of soul music and a reminder that the singer was truly one of the greatest treasures American popular music has ever produced.

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Randall Bramblett: The Bright Spots

The Bright Spots may not break new ground, but it's much more than a mere throwback. It's too confident, too accomplished, and quite simply too good to be dismissed or denied.

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Royal Canoe: Today We’re Believers

Today We’re Believers definitely employs the kind of sound that the term “hybrid” was invented to describe, especially in its excellent mid-section.

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