Articles tagged soul

31 Mar 2015 // 1:51 PM

Leon Bridges Is the Music Man of the Moment

The man and his music were seemingly on everyone’s lips, and his final showcase of the festival, an intimate performance at St. David’s Episcopal Church, drew so many people it was very nearly shut down by the fire marshal.

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Diana Ross: 3 February 2015 - Brooklyn, New York

Diana Ross inaugurated the historic reopening of Kings Theatre in Brooklyn with a dazzling lesson in longevity.

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29 Jan 2015 // 3:06 AM

Bettye LaVette: Worthy

More than 50 years into her career, Bettye LaVette still has a voice for the ages.

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Mavis Staples: New York - 4 November 2014

Age has slowed her a bit, but at 75, the gospel great delivers

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Various Artists: The Soul of Designer Records

This is a compilation of ‘70s gospel and soul singles that appropriately honors the musicians who made them while offering a crucial glance at the stylistic elements of the American musical tradition.

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Aretha Franklin Takes Other Singers to School on Her New ‘Great Diva Classics’

As you listen to Aretha Franklin’s new album, it’s hard not to sense an unspoken message to the world: “Step aside, ladies — here

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Emma Donovan & The PutBacks - “Dawn” EPK (video) (Premiere)

Take an advanced look at the recording process behind the funky forthcoming album by the Australian soul outfit Emma Donovan & The PutBacks.

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I’m Rick James’ Bio, Bitch!

The majority of Glow is a blow-by-blow account of the drugs he took and the women he bedded. James either had a great memory, or he took remarkable notes.

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The Maytags - “Cassius” (audio) (Premiere)

The neo-soul of the Maytags' latest number, "Cassius", is an inviting sample of what's to come on the group's forthcoming EP, Nova.

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23 Oct 2014 // 2:04 AM

Gary Clark Jr.: Live

This disc marks the official arrival of a major talent: clearly steeped in the blues tradition who can shift seamlessly between feedback-frenzied rawness and cool, old school soul and funk.

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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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13 Oct 2014 // 12:30 PM

JW-Jones: Belmont Boulevard

With some luck, we’ll be talking about JW-Jones in the same breath as we do Johnny Winter and Jimmie Vaughan.

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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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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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The Souljazz Orchestra: Inner Fire

Eclectic, showing an appealing musical restlessness, Inner Fire is both enjoyable and exceptional.

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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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25 Mar 2014 // 11:03 AM

Kelis - “Rumble” (video)

The long-awaited new album from Kelis, Food releases April 22nd via Ninja Tune. Here is the soul diva's latest video, featuring some groovy and bluesy guitar licks. 2014 is looking to be an amazing year for soul music.

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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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Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

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""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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