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New Track: Addict - Louis Baker

LOUIS BAKER has leaped onto NEW LEASE MUSIC’s midweek hotspot with at his most soulful single to date, ‘Addict’.

This increasingly popular New Zealand artist evokes classic soul through a seductive ‘70s bass groove and Motown-esque guitar stabs, which showcases a mellifluous vocal range and primal R&B scream. 62 more words

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Motown Monday: My Favorite Stevie Wonder Songs

Motown Mondays is a regular feature of this blog. By “regular” I mean whenever I feel like it but at least always on a Monday; and always about Motown, duh. 1,099 more words


Diana Ross & The Supremes Sing Smokey: A Retrospective

“I’ll gather melodies from birdies that fly…and compose you a tune…”

In the annals of music history, The Supremes will forever be linked to Holland-Dozier-Holland, the writing-producing team responsible for ten of the singing trio’s twelve #1 pop hits.  

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GR-R-R-R: Supremes "Roar" in Billboard (5/18/65)

They say May weather either acts like a lion or a lamb…but back in 1965, three “tigers” were bringing plenty of sunshine to the airwaves. 67 more words

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Spotify Playlists For Positivity & Productivity

One of the consequences of being in academia is that you constantly feel the pressure: the pressure of finishing a research project or the pressure of publishing a paper. 532 more words

Jackie Shane - Any Other Way

U.S. born Jackie Shane lived in Canada and some like to think he is a relative of Little Richard. This song, a cover, became popular in Canada in 1962. 90 more words


You're All I Need To Get By - Aretha Franklin

That voice! The shimmering arrangement is magical enough but. That. Voice. The cheekiness in it. She knows she’s amazing. She’s got everyone in the palm of her hand hanging on her every word and what does she do? 225 more words