Articles tagged numero group, soul, gospel, cleveland

25 Jul 2016 // 1:20 AM

Aaron Neville: Apache

Aaron Neville sounds overcome with feeling -- even orgasmic, without having to strain. Like a gentle rain, his voice soothingly cleanses the air.

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Grace Jones: Warm Leatherette (Deluxe Edition)

Though it was her fourth album, Warm Leatherette is really where it all started for the one and only Ms. Jones.

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William Bell: This Is Where I Live

Soul survivor reunites with the label that launched his career and the result is captivating.

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18 Jul 2016 // 1:52 PM

Laura Mvula - “Show Me Love” (Singles Going Steady)

"Show Me Love" is an incantatory, gospel-tinged art-pop hymnal that drifts from moments of deep personal introspection to fissions of out-of-body spiritual awareness.

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Madeleine Peyroux - “Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On)” (audio) (premiere)

No matter what disparate elements are thrown into the pot, the output is certainly, if counterintuitively, “funky".

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Ruby Friedman Orchestra: Gem

With Gem, Ruby Friedman's powerful voice has finally gotten a full-length release of its own.

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Durand Jones and the Indications - ‘Durand Jones and the Indications’ (album stream) (premiere)

Durand Jones and the Indications hearken back to a time when soul was recorded, performed, and (if possible) heard live.

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Pointer Sisters: Greatest Hits (Expanded Edition)

Despite its title, this Greatest Hits comp deftly mixes radio smashes with lesser-known album cuts to paint a picture of a group burgeoning on pop stardom, but stops just a breath before they got there.

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Allen Toussaint: American Tunes

On his final album, New Orleans songwriter, producer, and pianist Toussaint puts his distinctive stamp on jazz, pop, and R&B classics.

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Allen Toussaint’s ‘American Tunes’ Is a Fitting Swan Song for the Late Musician

Toussaint applies his distinctive pianistic touch to a selection of songs by Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Professor Longhair and Paul Simon, among several others.

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‘Janis: Little Girl Blue’ Avoids the Usual Rock Doc Clichés

Janis Joplin's life and career get the American Masters treatment in a doc that provides useful reminders about her titanic spirit and talent.

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Bonnie Bishop: Ain’t Who I Was

Bonnie Bishop’s straight-no chaser take on country-soul goes down smooth on this triumphant return after a brief time away.

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Charlie Faye and the Fayettes: Charlie Faye and the Fayettes

Charlie Faye and the Fayettes offer a flawed but ultimately successful soul-pop offering.

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Dexys: Let the Record Show: Dexys Do Irish and Country Soul

A minor triumph for one of music's ultimate mavericks, Kevin Rowland, convincing that Irish folk and pop/soul standards can make an appealing combination.

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14 Jun 2016 // 9:39 AM

Aaron Neville Shares New Song “I Wanna Love You” (audio)

NOLA soul man Aaron Neville releases new single "I Wanna Love You" ahead of album release.

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Walker Family Singers: Panola County Spirit

The Walker Family masterfully preserves traditional southern gospel music and spirituals on Panola County Spirit.

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Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes: To Be True (Expanded Edition)

Stone-cold Philly Soul classic gets the reissue treatment, complete with bonus tracks and thorough liner notes.

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Eli Paperboy Reed: My Way Home

An invigorating slab of "garage soul", R&B shouter Reed's latest album, My Way Home, is a gospel-fused reinvention.

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Charlie Faye and the Fayettes - “Eastside” (audio) (premiere)

Charlie Faye has had a successful career on the Americana scene, but she feels that with the Fayettes, she can finally make the kind of music that she's been dreaming about.

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Lack of Afro: Hello Baby

Technically, Hello Baby is a soul album, but in actuality it’s the furthest thing from it.

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