One of the Bay Area's finest exports Monophonics offers up soulful covers of some classic tunes on their new EP.
After Woman reintroduced smooth, raw sexuality to indie pop, Michael Milosh returns five years later with new collaborators and an aim to further explore the sonic territory of his previous work. The same pleasures are there, but they feel more hollow the second time around.
Janiva Magness unleashes her blues swagger on a new set of smokin' and thought-provoking soul/Americana tunes with new album Love Is an Army.
As the Recording Academy prepares to honor Tina Turner with a 2018 "Lifetime Achievement Award", PopMatters celebrates the Queen of Rock's legacy of golden gramophones.
Rhye's Blood is slightly rougher around the edges than Woman; it's less polished and precise, with more air in the arrangements. But the music is still strikingly tender.
The obscure soul of Charm City: a new four-volume retrospective of Baltimore's Ru-Jac Records provides a goldmine of long-forgotten R&B recordings previously unknown to anyone but the most hardcore of soul aficionados.
A Religion Scholar Goes 'In Search of Soul', Comes Back with Ralph Ellison, Garcia Lorca, and Hip-Hop
Alejandro Nava ties black and brown art about survival to biblical values and stories.
James Hunter can sing with an ache, a honk, a howl, or a growl—and just engage in a melodic conversation before the emotions inside overwhelm him and he lets loose.
Most of the songs on the album are lesser-known hits, providing a good opportunity to become acquainted with a wider breadth of Franklin's discography.
The Reverend Shawn Amos shares a timely message of unity on this Martin Luther King Day in the age of Trump and resurgent racism.