Articles tagged numero group, soul, gospel, cleveland

11 Oct 2011 // 9:00 PM

Trombone Shorty: For True

If Lenny Kravitz came out of the New Orleans brass band scene ...

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11 Oct 2011 // 8:59 PM

Jim Keller: Soul Candy

If you like Americana, Soul Candy is a sweet and agreeable slice of sugar-coated confectionary that won’t make your teeth ache.

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12 Sep 2011 // 9:00 PM

Big Harp: White Hat

While White Hat isn’t the most markedly original collection of character sketches that you might have heard, it is an album for the back porch with a beer in hand as the wind gently slams against the screen door.

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Blind Boys of Alabama: Take the High Road

Few surprises, but there's no moment of this album that doesn't sound good.

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Syl Johnson: 24 June 2011 - Brooklyn

Seventy-four years young, Syl Johnson is as dynamic a performer as ever.

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Brigitte DeMeyer Gets Religion, Hallelujah!

Singer songwriter Brigitte DeMeyer moved to Nashville from the Bay Area last year. Her new material (her next album Rose of Jericho is due to

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26 Jun 2011 // 9:00 PM

Warren Haynes: Man in Motion

The legendary guitarist explores his more soulful side.

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About Group: Start and Complete

Comprised of past or present members of – or contributors to – Hot Chip, This Heat and Spiritualized, About Group craft a sophomore release that’s somewhat improvisational in nature to surprisingly listenable results.

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29 Mar 2011 // 9:00 PM

Mary Mary: Something Big

Mary Mary make state-of-the-art inspirational R&B, have conflicted feelings about losers.

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Empress Hotel: Empress Hotel EP

This is an inconsistent but fairly engaging EP, one that shows a band trying out a bunch of different things.

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Charlie Parr: When the Devil Goes Blind

Fine picking, vocals that make a mockery of microphone style, and lyrics about trains, tracks, and times past, all filtered through the immediacy of the present and performed under the influence of enthusiasm.

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Daniel Martin Moore: In the Cool of the Day

Do you feel inspired?

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Joan As Police Woman: The Deep Field

Joan Wasser's third album with her Joan As Police Woman proves a dense listen, but one that rewards patience and attention with gems of blues and soul for the new decade.

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Various Artists: Dr. Boogie Presents Wasa Wasa: Fabulous Rhythm ‘n’ Blues Shakers, 1952-1968

While it might not be the best place to start your foray into classic R&B, Wasa Wasa is still a respectable collection, not to mention fun as hell.

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2 Feb 2011 // 8:59 PM

Bilal: Levels EP

"Levels" has Flying Lotus’s sonic fingerprints all over it, even if he was only involved with a "re-edit" here.

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Lake Street Dive: Lake Street Dive

Lake Street Dive is an astonishingly strong record, one that at times recalls the work of mid-period Chicago or Steely Dan or any variety of ‘70s AM-radio gold staples.

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3 Nov 2010 // 9:20 AM

Gecko Turner: Gone Down South

Sleepy cat music.

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Counterbalance No. 6: Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’

At number six on the list, Marvin Gaye's What's Going On has been called the greatest soul album of all time. But is it truly "right on"—or maybe a little bit "jive"? Counterbalance’s Mendelsohn and Klinger find out what's happening, brother.

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Various Artists: Local Customs: Lone Star Lowlands

You’re not likely to have your mind blown with these recordings, but the studio did produce a noteworthy number of recordings worth saving (and, of course, hearing).

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A Blues for Walter: Remembering a Gospel Legend

A towering figure in gospel music history, the late Bishop Walter Hawkins not only built an impressive discography that helped shape the contemporary gospel sound, but he also created a body of work that remains central to the black religious experience.

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Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

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"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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