Teddy Pendergrass

Soul Retrospective: Teddy Pendergrass

Teddy Pendergrass was one of music’s most charismatic and potent singers. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Pendergrass was equally at home with ballads and dance tracks. However, in 1982, the trajectory of his career drastically changed. The totality of his […]

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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer: Paula Willhite

Everyone who ever danced on Soul Train, whether they were among the popular regulars or not, has a story to tell. Paula

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The ‘80s: Steely Dan’s ‘Gaucho’

The band Steely Dan kicked off the decade with the release of their seventh studio album, Gaucho in November of 1980. Core members Walter

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Q&A: Socially Correct’s Jasmine “Speaker Phreaker” Holt

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Jasmine “Speaker Phreaker” Holt, a self-proclaimed househead, is originally from Chicago, IL but moved to

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Soul Retrospective: Sly and the Family Stone

Sly and the Family Stone were one of the most influential bands of all time, featuring a multiracial group of males and female musicians

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Soul Train History Book:  Soul Train’s Premiere

On August 17, 1970, a new local dance show in Chicago entitled Soul Train made its debut on UHF station WCIU Channel 26.

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Event Recap: Adrian Younge & Venice Dawn Light Up Downtown LA at FIGAt7th

It’s no secret that LA is teeming with extraordinary talent and a wealth of entertainment options to suit every taste. Still, what a thrill

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The ‘80s: Robert Palmer’s ‘Heavy Nova’

In 1988, English singer Robert Palmer released the album Heavy Nova, a title that incorporated his love of heavy metal and the rhythms of

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On the “A” w/Souleo

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Artist Creates Fictional Television Network to Challenge Mainstream Media’s Portrayal of African Americans

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Prince 'For You'

Soul Retrospective: Prince’s ‘For You’

Prince began his superstar reign and multi-platinum status with an earnest and quietly innovative debut album, For You, released in 1978. Although it doesn't



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