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Heritage and Heart: Regina Carter and Mavis Staples at Symphony Center, 4/18

The beautifully adorned Symphony Center found a packed house on Friday evening for a double bill of two great artists, Southern-folk violinist Regina Carter, and soul legend, … 965 more words

Concert Review

Introducing Fabienne: Q&A with new soul's rising star

Fabienne is a British singer born in Bradford, UK who spent her school years listening to the likes of Kanye West, N.E.R.D and J’Dilla. These artists have been key to Fabienne’s developing interest in the art of sampling; in particular old 60’s soul records. 553 more words


Dizzy Gillespie Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac (Gerardo Frisina Extended Remix)

Digital Crate Digging Continues….I like when classic jazz songs are re-worked / remixed..checking out Dizzy Gillespie -with Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac (Gerardo Frisina Remix)

Breakbeat Science

Soul Music

Unless you live in a joyless vacuum somewhere, you’ve heard of Aretha Franklin. Her many resume bullets include “soothingly sweet contralto voice,” “connoisseur of bold, evocative lyrics,” and a little title, “Queen of Soul.” Franklin has been out of commission for a few years, but when she ripped it up during the 2008 Presidential Inauguration millions of soul fans dusted off those long forgotten R&B records and got to jamming. 63 more words

Aretha Franklin

Immortal Jukebox

A3:  Arthur Alexander: In The Middle Of It All 

‘The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation’.

(Henry David Thoreau)

‘Now I ache, with heartbreak and pain and the hurt that I just can’t explain’ 1,755 more words

Thom Hickey


This documentary tells the story of the often forgotten yet so important part of every band; the back-up singer.  Watching this makes you realise how key they are to the parts of the songs that you attach memory to (yes, the bits that you sing out are indeed the back-up singer parts) and also how accomplished and talented they are as musicians in their own rights.  22 more words


Significant Songs (26)

Somebody Else’s Guy

Jocelyn Brown is almost 64 years old, and still working in the music business. One of the funkiest soul singers around since the 1970′s, she has surprisingly had only one hit record in all that time. 269 more words

Nostalgia And Reflections