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The Brother Got The Rap (Soul May 30th 1970)

It’s the last week in May already, 2020 is flying by isn’t it (yeah right!). On the Cash Box Top 50 in R&B locations for May 30th 1970 “Love On A Two Way Street” by the Moments retained the top spot for the seventh consecutive week. 1,349 more words


The Isley Brothers - 'Forever Gold'

Ahh… The Isley Brothers. What a beautiful family of absolute dudes. Packed with killer singles during the early and mid ‘70s, the psychedelic funk & soul and blissed-out vocals are all perfectly captured on their ’77 release… 248 more words


Infectious: The Isley Brothers, "Twist And Shout" (1962)

Chubby Checker spreading the Twist

Hook experience is “infectious,” we so often say, because musical content can so easily enter your system (getting past the membranes that sheathe your old preferences) and change your state even as it is changing others around you similarly. 325 more words

Rock Aesthetics

The A - Z of my Music Collection

Good Evening. Before you check your calendars all confused, it IS Tuesday today – I just forgot to post this yesterday. You could say it’s a symptom of my advancing years… Anyway, this week is a multi-letter week as I don’t have many artists beginning with the letter ‘I’ in my collection. 80 more words


October: Michael Kiwanuka - Kiwanuka

Yes, brothers, it’s a bit late, but my god, it’s worth the wait. What can you say about Michael Kiwanuka that’s not already been said? Let’s get the cliches out of the way first: he harks back to the best soul musicians of the 60s and 70s, be it Bill Withers, The Isley Brothers, Marvin Gaye, with a twinge of the jazz he so adores, but he brings that soul, that classic guitar into the modern age, (with a little help from the talents of Danger Mouse and Inflo) with electronic touches and flourishes. 730 more words

Album Of The Month

#BandcampGold-1990 by Amerigo Gazaway & Xiomara

#BandcampGold-1990 by Amerigo Gazaway & Xiomara

by Dan-O

I used to burn cd compilations of 90’s R & B. They were semi-notorious amongst my crew (Army stuff). 500 more words

The Isley Brothers - Shout

First time I heard this song was in the brilliant comedy Animal House by the fictional group Otis Day and the Knights. The movie was such a big hit that many people thought Otis Day And The Knights were a real group, so they went on tour. 1,213 more words