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Part 2: Janis Ian to Jimi Hendrix (1966-1970)
16 Jul 2007 // 5:00 PM
Music truly is the universal language. The best songs of protest are passed around, from movement-to-movement, era-to-era; its singers gaining multilingual fluency along the way.
2 Jan 2007 // 2:00 PM
Though James Brown's body was lying in state at the Apollo Theater, on the streets of Harlem, his spirit seemed to be everywhere.
That Thing That Makes Funk Funky: 'The One: The Life and Music of James Brown'
18 Apr 2012 // 5:00 PM
James Brown – an untrained musician, mind you, operating on not much more than feel, instinct and desire – revolutionized black pop music, setting off depth charges that would still be exploding a decade hence.
Gene & Eddie: True Enough: Gene & Eddie With Sir Joe at Ru-Jac
6 Oct 2016 // 2:53 AM
Omnivore Recordings continues gets it right with latest reissue of the Maryland-based Ru-Jac label.
Various Artists: Afterschool Special: The 123s of Kid Soul
28 Sep 2016 // 8:05 PM
A collection of kids, pushed by parents or teachers or by their own dreams of pop stardom, aspire to follow in the path of the Jacksons.
Everybody 'Get on Up' and #SayItLoud This Thursday at 4pm EST on @PopMatters Twitter
30 Jul 2014 // 11:30 AM
Stay tuned to the @PopMatters Twitter tomorrow at 4.00 pm EST as we do a live Twitter session about James Brown and the new biopic celebrating his career, Get on Up. We will be handing out prizes, including $100 iTunes cards.
#SayItLoud: Five Career Highlights of James Brown
28 Jul 2014 // 2:51 AM
PopMatters looks back on some of the standout moments from the Godfather of Soul, from his work in film to his identity as a "sex machine".
James Brown was a key social figure whose life intersected with significant racial trends
29 Mar 2012 // 6:35 AM
Music is well said to be the speech of angels, the 18th-century Scottish essayist Thomas Carlyle wrote. But then, he never spent any time with