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Tuesday, April 15 2014

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.


Friday, February 14 2014

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: 6 February 2014 - Beacon Theatre, New York

Having beaten cancer, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings returned to the stage in NYC for a performance that was as invigorating as it was electrifying.


Monday, October 28 2013

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.


Tuesday, October 22 2013

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.


Thursday, September 26 2013

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.


Thursday, September 12 2013

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.


Wednesday, September 11 2013

The Weeknd: Kiss Land

The Weeknd's major label debut finds the young artist faltering in the face of quick success and critical acclaim.


Monday, September 9 2013

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.


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

Listeners who enjoy deep soul will find a fresh fix.


Wednesday, August 21 2013

Myron & E: Broadway

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


AlunaGeorge: Body Music (Reviews) [6.Aug.13]
Robin Thicke: Blurred Lines (Reviews) [28.Jul.13]
Redtenbacher’s Funkestra: The Cooker (Capsule Reviews) [2.Jul.13]
Kelly Rowland: Talk a Good Game (Reviews) [27.Jun.13]
Charles Bradley: Victim of Love (Reviews) [3.Apr.13]
The R&B Renaissance (Features) [13.Nov.11]
My Favorite Aaliyah Things (Columns) [14.Aug.11]
The Weeknd: House of Balloons (Reviews) [9.May.11]
Jessie J: Who You Are (Reviews) [19.Apr.11]
Mary Mary: Something Big (Reviews) [29.Mar.11]
Donell Jones: Lyrics (Reviews) [6.Mar.11]
Calvin Richardson: America’s Most Wanted (Capsule Reviews) [1.Nov.10]
Bei Maejor: Upside Down (Capsule Reviews) [14.Oct.10]
The 411 on R&B (Columns) [12.Jan.10]
Needles in the Haystack (Features) [29.Jan.09]
What It Was Like (Features) [29.Jan.09]
Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead (Features) [26.Jan.09]
Manufacturing Motown (Features) [26.Jan.09]
Erykah Badu: New Amerykah (Reviews) [13.Mar.08]
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