Articles tagged soul

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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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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Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings: 30.April.2010 - New York

An explosion of energy and sound, Sharon Jones led her Dap Kings through a two-hour set at the Apollo Theater, Friday night, in support of their new record, I Learned the Hard Way.

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Solomon Burke: Nothing’s Impossible

After four albums of Americana crossover, Solomon Burke reminds us he’s a soul singer by joining forces with the late producer Willie Mitchell.

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Joyo Velarde: Love and Understanding

Filipino diva and frequent contributor to Lyrics Born records takes a nostalgic, R&B stab at her own LP.

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Erykah Badu: New Amerykah, Part Two: Return of the Ankh

You may not want to fall in love with this 21st century siren, but chances are good that you will. That is, if you know what's good for ya.

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Maiysha: 23.Jan.10 - New York

Maiysha takes The Blue Note stage to record live follow-up to her Grammy-nominated debut.

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8 Sep 2009 // 8:59 PM

Kylie Auldist: Made of Stone

Auldist returns with the Bamboos and restores the sanctity of the female soul singer with her glorious sophomore record.

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17 Aug 2009 // 1:30 AM

Verse-Chorus-Verse: Nina Simone

Pop Heroism, One Song at a Time

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Various Artists: Boogaloo Pow Wow: Dancefloor Rendez-vous in Young Nuyorica

This collection of raucous 1960s New York boogaloo has a strong soul component.

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Daryl Hall & John Oates: Live at the Troubadour

Vintage pop duo gives it one more go.

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10 Nov 2008 // 9:00 PM

Seal: Soul

It might be cruel to suggest that Soul feels a little soulless. Cruel, but not entirely incorrect.

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Patti LaBelle and her soul sisters are making beautiful music once again

NEW YORK - Before there was Labelle - the ‘70s glam/R&B trio of Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash, who have

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Stacked with soul: Soulmen were spreading the word about Memphis

In the 1960s, three record labels were most responsible for soul music not only undermining and finally eradicating the racial barriers entrenched at AM radio

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R&B and its offshoots deliver a message that crosses racial boundaries

It fused the heart of the blues, the energy of jazz and the transcendence of gospel music to become one of the most formidable musical

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