Articles tagged r&b

22 Oct 2014 // 2:05 AM

Jessie Ware: Tough Love

Jessie Ware supplies more late-night soul on her sophomore effort, an album that finds her subtly expanding her much-lauded R&B sound.

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MoZaic - “Unexpected Turns Part 1: The Prologue” (video) (Premiere)

The brief video for the smooth electro-soul of Mozaic's four-part series "Unexpected Turns" leaves a whole lot of questions unanswered.

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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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Ariana Grande and the Weeknd Perform Together on Last Night’s ‘SNL’

Pop/R&B singer Ariana Grande was the featured music artist last night on Saturday Night Live.

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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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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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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.

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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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11 Sep 2013 // 3:06 AM

The Weeknd: Kiss Land

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

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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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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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AlunaGeorge: Body Music

Body Music is an effortless, sophisticated mixture of Aaliyah x Lily Allen x the XX plus so much more.

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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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28 Jul 2013 // 11:06 PM

Robin Thicke: Blurred Lines

Robin Thicke delves into '70s funk and controversy.

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"Which is better, Cher’s voice before or after Auto-Tune?

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