The climactic album in Parliament’s space opera about Starchild, Dr. Funkenstein, and Sir Nose d’Voidoffunk, Funkentelechy vs. the Placebo Syndrome, remains their best work.
Blue Note Re:imagined II 2022 showcases a diverse cast of young British soul, R&B, and jazz artists drawing inspiration from past masterworks.
On Only the Strong Survive, Bruce Springsteen places his voice front and center, and his love for this timeless, joyous soul music is jubilant and infectious.
Al Green in his prime was the greatest soul singer alive. He released I’m Still in Love with You 50 years ago in the middle of his trifecta of soul perfection.
Morfo is an amplification of everything making Charlotte Dos Santos an entrancing artist: gossamer voice, luscious atmosphere, and a pervasive sense of wonder.
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.