Whether the songs concern racism, family matters, or dancing, one feels the music as well as hears it in Brandi and the Alexanders’ REFLECTION.
Sly5thAve and Roberto Verástegui capture something improbable, the ineffable essence of an afternoon that speaks beyond time, place, language, and culture.
The two CD The Girl From Chickasaw County: Highlights From the Capitol Masters has come out and should satisfy all but the most rabid Bobbie Gentry fans.
Craft Recordings releases a 50th-anniversary edition of the Staple Singers’ soul classic ‘Be Altitude: Respect Yourself’ and the music has never sounded better.
Aretha Franklin’s comeback with ‘Who’s Zoomin’ Who?’ wasn’t an awkward attempt to be hip. Instead, she entered the cool, synth-sluiced 1980s with aplomb.
The Los Angeles-based alternative electronic duo FINKEL talk about traveling mid-winter to a small island in Michigan to inspire their new album, Islanders.
Jazzanova’s DJ Amir has fought for the musical underdog, and with the Strata Records catalog now readily available, Detroit soul and jazz are getting a glow-up.
Luaka Bop’s reissue of the Staples Jr. Singers’ sole album, When Do We Get Paid, brings a crucial gospel LP back into circulation.
American roots music legends Mavis Staples and Levon Helm teamed up in 2011 for a fabulous collaboration, which we can now thankfully hear on Carry Me Home.